Explosive Eighteen

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Bantam Books, 2011 - Fiction - 305 pages
1764 Reviews

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.
 
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.
 
Only one other person has seen the missing photo—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.
 
Over at the bail bonds agency things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment. And everyone wants to knowwhat happened in Hawaii?
 
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii.  And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.

The hardcover edition ofExplosive Eighteencontains a tear-out calendar inside! 

  

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I love Evonavich's writing and storytelling. - Goodreads
Terrible, tired out characters and plot. - Goodreads
A great selection from your local library. - Goodreads
Yet again another amusing, laugh out loud, page turner. - Goodreads
Easy to read fun characters. - Goodreads
First book of this series that I hated the ending. - Goodreads

Review: Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)

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I'm giving this a 4 in the function of just being a fun read. I had gotten tired of the Plum series after "Hard Eight" and hadn't read anything since that came out - How long ago? I found #18 and 19 ... Read full review

Review: Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum #18)

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Not one of the funniest ones but you cannot help but laugh out loud with some of the characters as with all the numbered sequels. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
15
Section 3
24
Section 4
35
Section 5
51
Section 6
56
Section 7
64
Section 8
73
Section 15
164
Section 16
177
Section 17
190
Section 18
200
Section 19
213
Section 20
224
Section 21
235
Section 22
249

Section 9
86
Section 10
93
Section 11
105
Section 12
121
Section 13
134
Section 14
151
Section 23
259
Section 24
275
Section 25
284
Section 26
306
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and graphic novels, Wicked Appetite (the first book in the Lizzy and Diesel series), and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

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