In Notorious Nineteen, Stephanie Plum is at it again. Her bank account has gone negative, Ranger and Morelli are still on her tail, and she can't find a skip worth decent money. When Vinnie gives a high-end bond to an embezzling retiree, he thinks he's making a safe bet that the old man won't run off, but now Geoffrey Cubbin is FTA and Stephanie's on the case.
After the fight about Hawaii in book eighteen of the series, Stephanie's been avoiding both of the men in her life, trying to let things cool off and get her head straight, but that doesn't last long. After hiring Grandma Mazur to go undercover, and finding another missing ex-patient, Stephanie must team up again with Morelli in order to track them down. Ranger's back as well, ready to hire Stephanie to help her bank account and himself, and both men are back in competition.
Can Stephanie really protect Ranger from a Special Forces operative intent on killing him? Will she ever find her FTA and be able to pay her bills? Determined to do things herself, and to protect those she cares about, Stephanie will have to put her bravery to the test in order to succeed. The only real question is, how many cars will she go through in the process, and will she or won't she get together with one of her men?
Janet Evanovich is New Jersey born and raised, and uses that fact to create realistic settings in her stories. She currently alternates residences between Florida and New Hampshire with Pete, her husband of over forty years. Before she began writing, she got her degree from Douglass College and studied art, and is the first in her family to go to college.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton’s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it’s on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape, or maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staff’s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it’s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money, or maybe just desperate, Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again, a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid’s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone. Or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she’ll have to remember: No guts, no glory. Download and start listening now!