Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, Bk 21)
Top Secret Twenty-One - Stephanie Plum, Bk 21 Author:Janet Evanovich Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret. — Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed... more » his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.
To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.
Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.« less
Evanovich has got another winner in my opinion. Love all of her ongoing characters and her lively, fun filled stories. Ranger and Joe Morelli are both in this one again. Stephanie does quite a bit of work with Ranger in this book. She spends a lot of time with a former acquaintance, whom she really doesn't like at all. He has decided that since someone is trying to kill him by firing a rocket through his apartment; that he has to live with Stephanie so she can protect him. Great story! Of course, Grandma Mazur and Lula are right in the middle of the mix. Some additional fun comes about when one of Stphanie's skips has 10 Chihuahuas that must be taken care of while he goes back to jail to wait to be bonded out again. What fun!!
I have given up on Janet Evanovich books! She had a good concept and has just taken it to far. In my opinion, Stephanie now looks like an idiot who can't decide who she wants to be with. She needs to choose one and maybe the story could continue from there. I was really disappointed in this book!