Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 320 pages, 2.7 × 1.65 × 0.33 in
Published: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0345527763
ISBN - 13: 9780345527769
Read from the Book
ONE “I don’t know why we gotta sit here baking in your car in the middle of the day, in the middle of the summer, in the middle of this crummy neighborhood,” Lula said. “It must be two hundred degrees in here. Why don’t we have the air conditioning on?” “It’s broken,” I told her. “Well, why don’t you have your window open?” “It’s stuck closed.” “Then why didn’t we take my car? My car’s got everything.” “Your car is red and flashy. People notice it and remember it. This is the stealth car,” I said. Lula shifted in her seat. “Stealth car, my big toe. This thing is a hunk of junk.” This was true, but it was my hunk of junk, and due to a professional dry spell it was all I could afford. Lula and I work for my cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds office in Trenton, New Jersey. I’m a fugitive apprehension agent, and Lula is my sometimes partner. We were currently parked on Stark Street, doing surveillance on a rooming house, hoping to catch Melvin Barrel coming or going. He’d been accused of possession with intent to sell, Vinnie bonded him out of jail, and Barrel hadn’t shown for his court date. Lula makes a wage as the office file clerk, but I only make money if I catch skips, so I was motivated to tough it out in my hellishly hot car, hoping for a shot at snagging Barrel. “I worked this street when I was a ’ho,”
From the Publisher
#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum
novels are: "irresistible" (Houston Chronicle), "stunning"
(Booklist), "outrageous" (Publishers Weekly),
"brilliantly evocative" (The Denver Post), and "making
trouble and winning hearts" (USA Today).
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of
three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger
old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin
Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an
assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey
Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier
assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the
hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to
track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a
trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring
that he must have had help with the daring escape . . . or that
maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital
staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it's hard
for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma
Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from
the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side
with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent.
Desperate for money-or maybe just desperate-Stephanie accepts a
secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor
Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is
notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more
than she bargained for this time around. Then again-a little food
poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an
excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If
Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she'll have to
remember: No guts, no glory.
About the Author
Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O'Hare
series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the
Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and
How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.
From the Hardcover edition.
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are:
"Making trouble and winning hearts."-USA Today
"Brilliantly evocative."-The Denver Post