Saturday, 5 July 2014

Secrets and Shenanigans

Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21)

Top Secret Twenty-One is the latest of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels.

Trenton, NewJersey's favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealership.  Now he's out on bail and had missed 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 suspect 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 her behind Randy Briggs.  Briggs was picking up quick cash as Polett'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 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

The Breakdown:
1. Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are hands down some of the funniest books I have read, and this one was no exception to that rule. I found myself laughing out loud numerous times while reading this book.  This is definitely not a book you should read if  you are in a place where you need to be quiet.

2. I really like that this book gave a little more information on the mystery that is Ranger. Evanovich gives a little more information on his back ground, and a hint on why he does not commit to a relationship with Stephanie.

3. So I think that my favorite supporting character in these books in Grandma Mazur.  That little old lady is hilarious. The things she comes up with are great, and her bucket list is one her best ideas, yet. I hope to be excited about life and as spry as her when I am old.

To Read or Not to Read:

Currently Reading:
A Shiver of Light
by Laurell K. Hamilton

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