Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tricky Twenty-Two Review...

Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.

Stephanie Plum might not be the world's greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she's being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren't adding up, and Stephanie can't shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college - and it's not just Zeta fraternity pranks.

As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it's good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken's killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.


Janet Evanovich has struck again!  I wait all year for these books and have read every single one of the Stephanie Plum books.  Every single one of them gets more extreme and funnier than the last one.  This book is no exception.

In this book Stephanie gets dumped by Morrelli and has a few interesting FTA's to apprehend.  Again she goes through several of Ranger's nice, sleek and expensive cars.  Along with the FTA's she also has a security job with Ranger.  However, in this book one of her FTA's is stuck in the middle of Morrelli's homicide investigation and Ranger's security job so everybody has a hand in the pot.  In this book there are geese, snakes, fleas and the plague.  There is kidnapping, murders, hit and runs and explosions.  Stephanie gets pretty banged up in this one.

The messes that Stephanie gets herself into are always so outlandish but so funny.  Then you throw in Lula and Grandma Mazur and it is even funnier.  Ranger and Morrelli add a little sex appeal to the books and I can totally understand why Stephanie has such a hard time choosing between them.  The FTA's and other crazy characters bring in the drama.

If you haven't read this series then what are you waiting for?  The plots are always different and flawless.  The books are absolutely impossible to put down.  The characters are dramatic, sexy, funny, appealing and crazy, which makes for intriguing books.  I am always hard pressed to find books quite as good as this series.  It has it all.  I can't wait to start on one of her other series.

5 Tricky Stars!

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