Author: Janet Evanovich, 2014.
Genre: Chick Lit Crime Fiction. Comedy/Drama. Spy Fiction.
Other Details: Unabridged Audiobook (6 hrs, 16 mins). Read by Lorelei King.
Stephanie Plum is getting desperate. She's running out of leads in the search for Jimmy Poletti, who was caught selling more than cars out of his New Jersey dealership. Even Joe Morelli, the city's hottest cop, is struggling to find the criminal wheeler and dealer. Stephanie's No.1 temptation, Ranger, is also struggling. There's a killer in town with a personal vendetta against him. If Ranger wants to survive, he'll need Stephanie's help - and to reveal a piece of his mysterious past. Death threats, highly trained assassins and highly untrained assassins are all in a day's work for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum! - synopsis from UK publisher's website.
In addition to the above Stephanie finds herself helping out Randy Briggs, always a fun supporting character, when person or persons unknown blow up his apartment. She discovers that Briggs was acting as Poletti’s bookkeeper and decides that he could be useful as bait to draw Poletti out, if indeed he's behind the attack on Briggs and not the many other enemies that Briggs has managed to make.
I do enjoy this series even if basically Evanovich is writing the same story over and over with a few changes of supporting characters, baddies and the like. Stephanie continues to be unsure if she loves Joe or Ranger and still seems to know little about bounty hunting. Still they do prove perfect listening in the car as they demand so little and provide amusement.
Janet Evanovich's web page for 'Top Secret Twenty-One' - contains Chapter 1 and audio sample.