It is just days before Christmas and Stephanie Plum has absolutely zero holiday spirit. She is also hot on the trail of one Sandy Claws, who is wanted for burglary but has failed to appear. While sitting in her kitchen sipping coffee and planning her day, Stephanie nearly has a heart attack when a six foot tall, brawny, blond pony-tailed hunk literally "poofs" into the room. Unfortunately, the man doesn't look too happy to be there.

Once Stephanie realizes that she is not hallucinating, she learns that "Diesel" as he is called, is here on a mission. Since Diesel landed in her kitchen that must mean that Stephanie is connected to his mysterious case. But how and why?Diesel has some pretty interesting powers, but as he's hunting people with even more power, things could get dicey. And with Stephanie involved, readers know that nothing is going to go as planned!

Author Janet Evanovich gives her loyal readers a genuine holiday treat. As outrageous and outlandish as her usual adventures, this story even has a dash of the paranormal. Loads of fun! (Nov., 160 pp., $19.95)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith