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Seven Up

by Janet Evanovich

St. Martins Press | June 8, 2001 | Hardcover

4.3333 out of 5 rating. 6 Reviews
Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn''t afraid to use his gun. He''s already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn''t mind shooting Stephanie next.

Likeable losers (and Steph''s former high school classmates) Walter "MoonMan" Dunphy and Dougie "The Dealer" Kruper have inadvertently become involved with DeCooch. They''ve gotten sucked into an operation that is much more than simple cigarette smuggling and holds risks far greater than anyone could have imagined.

When Dougie disappears, Steph goes into search mode. When Mooner disappears, she calls in the heavy artillery and asks master bounty hunter Ranger for help. Ranger''s price for the job? One night with Stephanie, dusk to dawn. Not information she''s want to share with her sometime live-in roommate, vice cop Joe Morelli,

A typical dilemma in the world of Plum.

And on the homefront, Stephanie''s "perfect" sister, Valerie, has decided to move back to Trenton, bringing her two kids from hell with her. Grandma Mazur is asking questions about being a lesbian, and Bob, the bulimic dog, is eating everything in sight--including the furniture.

Mud wrestling, motorcycles, fast cars, fast food, and fast men. It''s Seven Up. Absolutely Janet Evanovich at her very best.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 309 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: June 8, 2001

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312265840

ISBN - 13: 9780312265847

Found in: Fiction and Literature, Women Sleuths

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Seven Up

Seven Up

by Janet Evanovich

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 309 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: June 8, 2001

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312265840

ISBN - 13: 9780312265847

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I knew something bad was going to happen when Vinnie called me into his private office. Vinnie is my boss and my cousin. I read on a bathroom stall door once that Vinnie humps like a ferret. I''m not sure what that means, but it seemsreasonable since Vinnie looks like a ferret. His ruby pinky ring reminded me of treasures found in Seaside Park arcade claw-machines. He was wearing a black shirt and black tie, his receding black hair was slicked back, casino pit boss style. His facial expression was tuned to not happy. I looked across the desk at him and tried not to grimace. "Now what?" "I got a job for you," Vinnie said. "I want you to find that ratfink Eddie DeChooch, and I want you to drag his boney ass back here. He got tagged smuggling a truckload of bootleg cigarettes up from Virginia and he missed his court date." I rolled my eyes so far into the top of my head I could see hair growing. "I''m not going after Eddie DeChooch. He''s old, and he kills people, and he''s dating my grandmother." "He hardly ever kills people anymore," Vinnie said. "He has cataracts. Last time he tried to shoot someone he emptied a clip into an ironing board." Vinnie owns and operates Vincent Plum Bail Bonds in Trenton, New Jersey. When someone is accused of a crime, Vinnie gives the court a cash bond, the court releases the accused until trial, and Vinnie hopes to God the accused shows up for court. If the accused decides to forgo the pleasure of his court date, Vinnie is out a lot of money unl
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Semiretired mob guy Eddie DeCooch is caught trafficking contraband cigarettes through Trenton, New Jersey. When DeCooch fails to show for a court appearance, bond enforcement agent Stephanie Plum is assigned the task of finding him and dragging his decrepit ass back to jail. Not such an easy job, it turns out, since DeCooch has learned a lot of tricks over the years and isn''t afraid to use his gun. He''s already shot Loretta Ricci, an innocent old lady, and left her for worm food in his shed. He wouldn''t mind shooting Stephanie next.

Likeable losers (and Steph''s former high school classmates) Walter "MoonMan" Dunphy and Dougie "The Dealer" Kruper have inadvertently become involved with DeCooch. They''ve gotten sucked into an operation that is much more than simple cigarette smuggling and holds risks far greater than anyone could have imagined.

When Dougie disappears, Steph goes into search mode. When Mooner disappears, she calls in the heavy artillery and asks master bounty hunter Ranger for help. Ranger''s price for the job? One night with Stephanie, dusk to dawn. Not information she''s want to share with her sometime live-in roommate, vice cop Joe Morelli,

A typical dilemma in the world of Plum.

And on the homefront, Stephanie''s "perfect" sister, Valerie, has decided to move back to Trenton, bringing her two kids from hell with her. Grandma Mazur is asking questions about being a lesbian, and Bob, the bulimic dog, is eating everything in sight--including the furniture.

Mud wrestling, motorcycles, fast cars, fast food, and fast men. It''s Seven Up. Absolutely Janet Evanovich at her very best.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn't have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, "When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency." But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet's favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.

Editorial Reviews

"Janet Evanovich''s madcap comic mystery is pure, classic farce--Jersey Girl style." --"New York Times Book Review
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