Monday, April 16, 2012

Review: Explosive Eighteen - Janet Evanovich

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam; 1 edition (November 22, 2011)
Language: English

Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

Only one other person has seen the missing photograph—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.

Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual—until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!

Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii.  And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

These books provide me with an endless source of entertainment. Reading a new Plum novel is like hanging out with old friends that I haven't seen in a while. Lula, Grandma Mazur, Connie and Vinnie never fail to make me laugh. Ranger and Morelli never fail to make me drool. The best thing is Stephanie never gets any better at her job which keeps things very entertaining. This addition to the series involoved FBI, some fake FBI, dead people and a car full of horse poop. I know some people are getting sick of this series or think that Stephanie should could use some character growth, or at least make a choice between Morelli and Ranger. I on the other hand disagree. This series is perfect, I would love to just keep reading them and enjoying a nice light funny read. This one get 5 stars and huge laughs from me. 

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a entertaining mix....... :)


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