What's Stephanie Plum up to now?
Her uncle Fred has disappeared.
A body turns up in a garbage bag.
She's got a nasty bookie following her around town.
Grandma Mazur has her hands on a stun gun.
Stephanie can't keep a car for more than 48 hours.
Two men are trying to get into her bed.
She has nothing to wear to the Mafia wedding.
And there's an angry little man who won't leave her apartment.
Bail jumping in Trenton is down to small potatoes. Stephanie's only open case is a small bond for a small violation, committed by a small person who raises Stephanie's frustration in big ways. So, short of money and long on bills, Stephanie comes up with a plan -- diversify! Signing on as an intern with entrepreneurial Super Bounty Hunter Ranger, Stephanie ventures into Ranger's most morally correct and marginally legal operations.
None of this makes vice cop Joe Morelli a happy man. The cop in him can't help but wonder as to the source of Stephanie's expensive new car. And the rest of him, the man who's been her friend and lover to Stephanie, can't help but wonder if there's more to the partnership than meets the eye.
The internship is downgraded to second priority when Uncle Fred goes missing. Even though Grandma Mazur is sure he was abducted by aliens, Stephanie sets out to look for Fred. He's a perfectly average senior citizen, and he's disappeared without a trace while running errands. He's left his ten year old Pontiac station wagon locked up nice and neat in the Grand Union parking lot, the cleaning is carefully arranged in the backseat and his wife is at home, waiting for him to return with the bread and the milk and the olive-loaf bologna. Locked in the top drawer of his desk are photos of a body, dismembered and stuffed into a garbage bag. And locked away in the computer files of another average citizen are the clues that will lead Stephanie to Fred.
|One for the Money||Two for the Dough||Three To Get Deadly||Four To Score||High Five|
|Hot Six||Seven Up||Hard Eight||To The Nines||Ten Big Ones|