Read Explosive Eighteen PDF by Janet Evanovich
Click Here to Download the Book Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich. 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.
Reviews Maybe it was because I saw One for the Money during the time I was reading this book, or maybe it was because it had been a while since I'd read a Stephanie Plum novel, but I thought this was one of the better ones Evanovich has written. It seemed to have more substance to the story, although I did not have a "laugh out loud, even though I'm the only one in the room" experiences as I have with all of Stephanie's other capers. In this story, Stephanie comes back from a trip to Hawaii, leaving her two love interests, Ranger and Morelli, behind. Someone slips a photograph into her messenger bag, and the person that did so, ends up in the bottom of a trash can. Now the FBI and numerous shady characters want the photograph, which, after discovering it in her bag, Stephanie throws away. Crazy characters and the FBI don't believe her, and make life difficult for her while she tries, comically, to nab her "skips" for the bonds agency she works for. Lots of fun!
I loved it. The last one or three Stephanie Plum books were not as good as the first several, and I thought it might be series fatigue. With Explosive Eighteen, I think Evanovich is getting her Stephanie groove back. I felt it was funny and engaging. A quick and entertaining read. Now I need to catch up on the Diesel books. Are they called "Between the number" books or are they their own
series? I'll have to check it out. ;-) And from a discussion list, more of my priceless comments: I was disappointed by 17, but I really enjoyed 18. I don't expect anything different. So I'm not disappointed in that. What I look for is the entertainment value. I thought Janet had her Stephanie groove back with 18. Definitely back from the series fatigue. Made me laugh out loud several times. I guess I'm a Janet fan forever, but not of the purely romantic books.
Stephanie Plum is funny and not-so-complicated, but in my opinion life is complicated enough, when I am listening to something, I want to it to help me get over holiday stress and winter rain / slush / wintry mix. I need fun, light and down-right silly with Stephanie Plum, read by Lorelei King -- that is what I get. All the usual characters are present with bells on: Grandma Mazur texting Annie Hart, Connie with a herd of rats (what is the name for a group of rats?), Lula with her "new beau" thanks to a love potion by Annie Hart and every time Stephanie turned around she was getting bruised, battered, and attacked by a killer hair dresser. We had FBI, faux FBI, a Somalian assassin, and computer hackers as well as a gaggle of usual skips. Ms Evanovich has kept the pace fast and upped the technology to keep things current. A pleasant and funny listen to on a series of winter errand running.
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