Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hot Six

Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6)Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When her mentor is suspected of killing a crime lord's son, bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's not so sure her friend is innocent - but even less sure she wants to bring him in.

Stephanie knows better than to tangle with Ranger. First, he makes her pulse race a little too fast. Second, he's a ghost with no known address and an uncanny habit of getting past the locks on her apartment door. He's the expert, and she's still a bumbling beginner. But the wolves are sniffing after his trail, and it's Stephanie they're watching.

With a dopey dog in tow and Grandma Mazur snoring on her couch, Stephanie takes on the Mob with moxy to spare. Add to her woes a serious lack of sleep and sex, and it's just another day in the life of a Jersey-born bounty hunter.

Stephanie's still not quite sure how to work a gun, but she's getting a little better at fugitive apprehension. She even manages to make a respectable takedown, though with plenty of humorous flailing. Her luck with cars is still abysmal, and it's fun to watch her go toe-to-toe with the intimidating Ranger. A cliffhanger from High Five is resolved and replaced by another that will make ardent fans eager to see what's next in Seven Up.

"Nothing is ever simple with you. Men blow themselves up. Cars get flattened by garbage trucks. I've been in full-scale invasions that have been less harrowing than meeting you for coffee." - 240

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