Top Secret Twenty-one

Top Secret Twenty-one

Book - 2014
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Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she'll pull it all off: top secret.
Trenton, New Jersey's favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he's out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city's hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer's whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn't want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti's bookkeeper and knows all his boss's dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti's list of people to put six feet under.
To top things off, Ranger--resident security expert and Stephanie's greatest temptation--has been the target of an assassination plot. He's dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he'll have to enlist Stephanie's help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.
Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day's work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur's wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli's Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what's number one on the list--but that's top secret .

Praise for Top Secret Twenty-One
"The combination of biting dialogue, outrageous characters and intense story lines are consistent throughout. And [Janet Evanovich] novels are the true definition of a guilty pleasure." --Associated Press
"Evanovich doesn't disappoint. . . . [She] weaves setting, family, romance and crime to pull the plot of Top Secret Twenty-One forward." -- Bookreporter
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2014.
ISBN: 9780345542922
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY EVANOVIC
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Top secret 21


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Jan 20, 2019

Didn't feel much like a Plum novel
Stephanie is looking for a car dealer named Poletti and nobody seems to be missing him or know anything, except Randy Briggs who needs Poletti in jail
The plot at least amps up this time to include human trafficking. And when someone starts eliminating loose ends, the threat quotient goes up.
A sub-story with a consulate was ludicrous, and the overall ending way over-the-top.
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

Jun 03, 2018

Retread - same old, same old storyline

Aug 29, 2017

Just as fun as always! Stephanie Plum does not disappoint.

Jul 27, 2016

everyone should have a pack of killer chihuahua's - especially if you are a little person

Dec 10, 2015

Fluffy and feel good... I love to read Janet Evanovich, especially when I'm a little down. I actually laugh out loud at Lula, grandma, Stephanie and the other crazy characters.

lbarkema Oct 29, 2014

Not sure if it's because I took a break from Janet Evanovich books or that she is on the upswing, but I enjoyed this outing with Stephanie and the gang. Although, I still would like it to be resolved soon...

debrajjackson Oct 18, 2014

Usually I get tired of a series. These are so enjoyable. A good story with alot of laugh-out-loud moments. Enjoy!!

Sep 14, 2014

Midgets, Russians, a pack of wild Chihuahuas, and numerous failure-to-appears are simply the norm for Stephanie Plum, bail bonds enforcer. Add trained assassins, Grandma Mazur ticking off items on her bucket list, Lulu's antics, and an attempt on Ranger's life. Now what do you get? Another amazing and laugh-out-loud read by Evanovich. I know, I know, the circumstances are similar to most of her other books, but somehow I never tire of reading them. The romantic tension is still going strong between Steph, Morelli, and Ranger, but IMO it doesn't read as strong in this book. I would definitely recommend for a quick, fun read.

Aug 27, 2014

There were a good dozen times that I had to put this book wipe away the tears of laughter.

The best Stephanie Plum book in a while... Enjoy!

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "The latest escapades of Stephanie Plum. Always entertaining and a quick read."

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Jul 09, 2014

"It was mesmerizing," Grandma said. "It was like staring into the eye of a cobra. I don't care if I do anything else on the bucket list. This was awesome. It was like a biblical experience."

Jul 02, 2014

"I got a good start on my bucket list," grandma said.


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