#1 bestselling author Janet Evanovichâ€™s Stephanie Plum novels are: â€śirresistibleâ€ť (Houston Chronicle), â€śstunningâ€ť (Booklist), â€śoutrageousâ€ť (Publishers Weekly), â€śbrilliantly evocativeâ€ť (The Denver Post), and â€śmaking trouble and winning heartsâ€ť (USA Today). Â New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People donâ€™t just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And donâ€™t do what Tiki tells you to do. Â After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnieâ€™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 Trentonâ€™s premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now itâ€™s on Stephanie to track him down. 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 that maybe he never made it out of his room alive. Since the hospital staffâ€™s lips seem to be tighter than the security, and itâ€™s hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanieâ€™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 Trentonâ€™s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case. Â The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for moneyâ€”or maybe just desperateâ€”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 againâ€”a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaidâ€™s dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone . . . or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, sheâ€™ll have to remember: No guts, no glory.
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