Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named
Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive
The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of
nine million dollars
Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time.
His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart
The Cousin: Joe Morelli
Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins.
Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother
waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.
The Complications: Murder, kidnapping,
destruction of personal property, and acid reflux
Less than a week after Dom's release from prison, Joe Morelli
has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his
basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped,
and Dom is missing.
The Catastrophe: Moonman
Morelli hires Walter "Mooner" Dunphy, stoner and "inventor"
turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can't afford a
lot on a cop's salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.
The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum
Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that
involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She's a bond
enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she's involved in
this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one.
The Crisis: A favor for Ranger
Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for
Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas
regarding Stephanie's evening activities.
The Conclusion: Only the fearless should
Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.