By Janet Evanovich
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Powerhouse writer Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels are “as unique as ever” (Entertainment Weekly), “brilliantly evocative” (The Denver Post), and “making difficulty and successful hearts” (USA Today).
Stephanie Plum has her attractions set on catching a infamous mob boss. If she doesn’t take him down, he may well take her out.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is familiar with larger than to clutter with relatives. but if robust mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi is going at the lam in Trenton, it’s as much as Stephanie to discover him. Uncle Sunny is charged with homicide for operating over a man (twice), and no-one desires to flip him in—not his poker acquaintances, no longer his bimbo female friend, now not his right-hand males, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s most popular cop, Joe Morelli, has epidermis within the video game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And whereas Morelli knows that the legislation is the legislation, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing every thing she will to throw Stephanie off the path.
It’s not only Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. protection professional Ranger wishes her aid to resolve the unusual dying of a most sensible client’s mom, a girl who occurred to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. earlier than Stephanie is familiar with it, she’s operating part via facet with Ranger and Grandma on the senior heart, attempting to seize a killer at the loose—and the bingo balls are usually not rolling of their favor.
With bullet holes in her vehicle, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin operating wild within the streets of Trenton, Stephanie must up her video game for the final word takedown.
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