Top Secret Twenty-One

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Random House Publishing Group, 2014 - Fiction - 352 pages
1507 Reviews

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

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Evanovich has a cute plot and more witty dialogue. - Goodreads
Ending was kind of rushed. - Goodreads
As always Janet provides an amusing easy to read story. - Goodreads
Same basic plot is getting old - Goodreads
Truly clever writing and was very entertaining. - Goodreads
Great characterizations. - Goodreads

Review: Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

These books are like my guilty pleasure. For some reason, I love them and think they're pretty funny. I know they're not PC and the plot isn't always the best, but for some reason they are addictive, and I enjoy them. So yep, I'll probably read the next one when it comes out too. Read full review

Review: Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum #21)

User Review  - Debbie Shulman - Goodreads

I love Stephanie Plum books & this is no exception. Who needs 50 Shades of Gray when you have Ranger. Read full review

About the author (2014)

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.

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