LEAN MEAN THIRTEEN
The whole gang is back and up to their insane tricks in the 13th chapter of this
offbeat and hilarious series. Although Stephanie has gained some experience and expertise as a skip tracer, things never seem to go according to plan,
which adds up to belly laughs galore. Evanovich rocks!
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's latest disaster isn't entirely her fault. At the request of Ranger, she agrees to plant a bug in her cheating ex-husband's office. But to do that she has to see him again. An attorney, Dickie Orr works for a firm that may have criminal connections, and Stephanie's plan to be calm vaporizes once she learns that Dickie is messing around with her arch-nemesis.
When Dickie suddenly disappears, Stephanie looks like suspect numero uno. Things get even more problematic when it turns out $40 million is missing and the bad guys think that Stephanie had something to do with it. You know things are dicey when Morelli and Ranger keep passing responsibility for Stephanie's safety between them. (ST. MARTIN'S, Jul., 320 pp., $27.95)