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High Five

by Janet Evanovich

July 8, 1999 | Hardcover

High Five is rated 4.5556 out of 5 by 9.
Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody''s perfect! Anyway, Stephanie has other things on her mind. Her mother wants her to find Uncle Fred who''s missing after arguing with his garbage company; homicidal rapist Benito Ramirez is back, quoting scripture and stalking Stephanie; vice cop Joe Morelli has a box of condoms with Stephanie''s name on it; and Stephanie''s afraid Ranger has his finger on her trigger. The whole gang''s here for mirth and mayhem. Read at your own risk in public places.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 292 pages, 9.6 × 6.5 × 1.1 in

Published: July 8, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312203039

ISBN - 13: 9780312203030

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rrrraaaoooowwww..... I have to admit that I had my expectations set high for this novel and was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong it was still an awesome read. I was attached to this novel at all times. And it sure knows how to you leave you hanging saying "Who? WHO!!!!???" I can't get enough of Stephanie Plum and sexy cop Joe Morelli. And of course Ranger is starting to play a larger picture now too. OUuuuweee. So excited for the next one!
Date published: 2011-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from still good at book 5 Stephanie Plum doesn't have much bounty work to do so she tries to find her uncle who went missing after going to the garbage company to complain about $2. Soon she find herself being followed and a lot of cars being destroyed. This is an amusing series and this book (5) still delivers. Stephanie, this time, is hired by Ranger to do some work which in her inevitable way never seems to quite get done as the reader would expect. Two deliciously sexy men, attitude from Stephanie, a family as crazy as your own, what more can a reader want. Looking forward to six.
Date published: 2009-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another hit! Stephanie Plum and the crazy cast of characters are back in the fifth book of this fun series. This time, it seems that Stephanie's uncle has disappeared, after fighting with the garbage company for a lousy $2. Since there are no big catches to make as a bail enforcer, Stephanie sets out to find where Uncle Fred has gone to, for lack of something more interesting to do. Soon she realizes that she's being followed during her investigations. Bunchy introduces himself as a bookie, but Stephanie knows better. As with every book in this series, the banter between the character is what makes it so enjoyable. I'm starting to wonder if Stephanie and Joe are ever going to commit to each other, though I suppose there would be less teasing and frustration if this were to happen, which could detract from the book. I recommend starting this series from book one, as you'll get a better understanding of the character's backgrounds. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!
Date published: 2009-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Starting to go down hill? I wasn't as impressed with this fifth book in the series, as I was with the others. It was comical, but I skimmed some of it. Stephanie is looking for a relative, Uncle Fred. There is some money laundering going on and she interviews a lot of people. Those are the parts I skimmed. They were kinda boring. There were lots of Ranger scenes, and thats what kept me flipping the pages. I lurve Ranger. He flirts with Stephanie a few times, and even those it;s subtle, you know what he wants. He also gives her a few cars. The first one gets blown up and the second one gets stolen. Ranger even kisses her. *swoon*. He tells her that the ball is in her court. Take it Stephanie. TAKE THE BALL. Grandma Mazur, Joe, and Lula are back. Granny is still visiting funeral homes and driving Stephanie's dad bonkers. Lula still has her job as a filing clerk at the bail bonds office. Her wit gets better with each book. Joe is once again trying to get Stephanie into bed. He says he loves her, but he isn't into marriage. Stephanie doesn't want a relationship that is just sex. The crazy homicidal rapist from the first book is back in this one. He went and found Jesus when he was in prison, so now he is crazier than ever. He wants Stephanie to meet Jesus, but he plans to send her to Him in his own special way. My favorite new character in the book is Randy. He is a littler person who Stephanie was supposed to take in. He ends up getting out on bail (again) and decides that he is going to stay with Stephanie. She broke his door down the first time she brought him in, so he thinks she owes him. He makes himself at home in her place. Stephanie seems to have lost her backbone in this book. The laugh out loud scenes were not as plentiful as they were in previous books. Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike cliff hanger endings? I don't like them. Not at all. At the end of this one, Stephanie decides she wants some loving between the sheets. She gets dressed up as sexy as can be and call one of the men to come over. We don't know if it's Joe or Ranger though. I want it to be Ranger. The way he talked in the last scene makes it sound like Ranger, so that means it's probably Joe.
Date published: 2008-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This is probably the funniest of the series especially if you like Ranger.
Date published: 2002-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Evanovich is Top! The Plum Series have some of the GREATEST characters - They make the novels seem so real and alive!
Date published: 2002-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Five Janet Evanovich has done it once again. She manages to write about the main character Stephanie Plum, a former lingerie saleswoman turned bounty hunter, so you feel like you know her and her family. The story line is great with moments which will make you laugh out loud. I anxiously await the next installment to hit paperback!
Date published: 2001-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Hero: Stephanie Plum How can you not love a gal who's attracts gorgeous guys, homicidal maniacs, and (quite literally) explosive cars? Stephanie Plum is back in High Five, and she's funnier than ever. For those of you who know Stephanie from her earlier adventures, you'll be as blown away by her newest bounty hunting bumbling as Lula's Firebird... the fifth installment in this series has all the old characters, but with totally new twists. Grandma Mazur, Joe Morelli, Ranger, Lula, and the chilling Benito Ramirez all make appearances in High Five, making it the most hilarious, and suspenseful addition yet. For those who haven't had a taste of Janet Evanovich's brilliant humour, I recommend starting with High Five - you won't be lost (though it is part of a series) and you will, I guarantee, be very, very impressed.
Date published: 2001-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goods Delivered as Promised. Fans of Evanovich's Plum series will not be disappointed with the 5th edition to the volume. An easy, laugh out loud read perfect for anytime. The only disappointment was that the book came to an end.
Date published: 2000-08-08

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High Five

by Janet Evanovich

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 292 pages, 9.6 × 6.5 × 1.1 in

Published: July 8, 1999

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312203039

ISBN - 13: 9780312203030

Read from the Book

Chapter One When I was a little girl I used to dress Barbie up without underpants. On the outside, she''d look like the perfect lady. Tasteful plastic heels, tailored suit. But underneath, she was naked. I''m a bail enforcement agent now --also known as a fugitive apprehension agent, also known as a bounty hunter. I bring ''em back dead or alive. At least I try. And being a bail enforcement agent is sort of like being bare-bottom Barbie. It''s about having a secret. And it''s about wearing a lot of bravado on the outside when you''re really operating without underpants. Okay, maybe it''s not like that for all enforcement agents, but I frequently feel like my privates are alfresco. Figuratively speaking, of course. At the moment I wasn''t feeling nearly so vulnerable. What I was feeling at the moment was desperate. My rent was due, and Trenton had run out of scofflaws. I had my hands palms down on Connie Rosolli''s desk, my feet planted wide, and hard as I tried, I couldn''t keep my voice from sounding like it was coming out of Minnie Mouse. "What do you mean there are no FTAs? There are always FTAs." "Sorry," Connie said. "We''ve got lots of bonds posted, but nobody''s jumping. Must have something to do with the moon." FTA is short for failure to appear for a court date. Going FTA is a definite no-no in the criminal justice system, but that doesn''t usually stop people from doing it. Connie slid a manila folder over to me. "This is the only FTA I''ve got, and it''s not worth
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From the Publisher

Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of Super Bounty Hunter, Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. So, a scumball blows himself to smithereens on her first day of policing a crack house and the sheik she was chauffeuring stole the limo. But hey, nobody''s perfect! Anyway, Stephanie has other things on her mind. Her mother wants her to find Uncle Fred who''s missing after arguing with his garbage company; homicidal rapist Benito Ramirez is back, quoting scripture and stalking Stephanie; vice cop Joe Morelli has a box of condoms with Stephanie''s name on it; and Stephanie''s afraid Ranger has his finger on her trigger. The whole gang''s here for mirth and mayhem. Read at your own risk in public places.

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.

From Our Editors

Stephanie Plum has plenty on her plate, but, hey, she is a bounty hunter. Life is far from normal in this unique profession. Her Uncle Fred is missing and her only job at the moment is a small bond for an almost forgettable violation. The bills are starting to pile up, but Stephanie goes looking for Fred anyway. High Five further convinces readers that Janet Evanovich is a great writer who's given a realistic, believable character in Stephanie Plum to the thriller genre.

Editorial Reviews

"Suspenseful!"--Los Angeles Times

"A winner!"--Glamour

"Wit and grit."--New York Times