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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Seven Up by Janet Evanovich

Step aside, Duane "Dog" Chapman. Meet Stephanie Plum, Trenton New Jersey's latest fugitive apprehension agent (aka bond enforcement officer and bounty hunter).

In Seven Up, the seventh book written by Janet Evanovich in the Stephanie Plum series, we find our humorous heroine aimlessly chasing after a semi-retired mobster named Eddie DeChooch for skipping his bond. DeChooch just happens to be an elusive old geezer, who is terribly depressed about his impotence.

Throughout the course of this book (and in typical fashion), Stephanie and her hilarious sidekicks (Grandma Mazur, Mooner, Lula, and Dougie) manage to chase fugitives, discover dead bodies, dodge gunshots, attend funerals, ride a Harley, purchase a pig heart and escape kidnapping three times. You'll get to meet all of her other nutty family members too.

Stephanie is not without her love interests. She has a long standing romance with Joe Morelli, a vice cop with whom she has had an on/off fling since she was six years old. They are even engaged, or at least they keep spreading that rumor. But she has a steamy chemistry with fellow bounty hunter, Ranger, whose mysterious ways make her lust and fear simultaneously. She finds them both irresistible and complicated.

There is never a dull moment as Stephanie Plum chases bail jumpers till the very end. You will laugh out loud and flip through each page quickly as you anticipate each new twist and adventure. And you'll discover Miss Plum is the sorriest and luckiest bounty hunter ever.

This is a series novel, so it is helpful to start the series at the first book, One For The Money. However, Evanovich tends to re-introduce each character and their background in each book, just in case. I recommend reading the whole series in sequence.

1 comment:

Katie said...

This is one of my favorites out of the whole series. Thanks for the review! I'll have to read it again now :)