Insanity runs rampant in Evanovich's second book in her Alexandra "Barney" Barnaby series. As in the first book,
the world of NASCAR becomes fodder for Evanovich's outrageous sense of humor and outlandish plot exploits. Overflowing with wackiness, this book, like all of Evanovich's titles, will truly tickle your funny bone.
Unfortunately, during the caper, Hooker's dog "Beans" is captured by the other side. Now they have to come up with a plan to rescue Beans and keep themselves alive. Has someone developed a cheating technology that will pass inspection undetected? If so, a number of people may be ready and willing to kill for it. (HARPERCOLLINS, Oct., 320 pp., $26.95)