Published by St. Martin's Press on Apr 14, 2003
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humour
Format: Paperback from Purchased
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Pestered by her close New Jersey family, Stephanie Plum offers to catch high-school crush Joe Morelli, cop turned bail jumper, for her cousin Vinnie's company. She questions "working girls" to find the missing girlfriend of vicious prizefighter Benito Ramirez while Joe secretly watches her back. Ranger mentors her and supplies vehicles when hers explode.
Oh, Stephanie. I waited a really long time before starting to read your adventures, and can I just say that you are highly amusing. How you manage to land yourself in such complicated situations, and yet still escape relatively unharmed is quite amazing.
You have guts but aren’t looking for glory, just a small pay cheque to survive the next week. This small term, realistic outlook is refreshing and believable. Your humour is fun, and your taste in men is highly questionable.
Plus, you get up to such fun escapades. I mean, really, stealing your mark’s car? Awesome! He can’t exactly complain about it to the police, now can he? That was pretty brilliant.
Overall, your first story was highly amusing, and I can’t wait to see what you get up to with your next case. Just please, do keep Ranger on your speed dial because I have a feeling you’re going to need him.