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Friday, January 10, 2014

Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich--A Review

 In this twentieth edition of the Stephanie Plum series, Janet Evanovich is back with her hilarious bounty hunter and the entire enterage!

SYNOPSIS from Good Reads:

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it’s up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in—not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because—just Stephanie’s luck—the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.

It’s not just Uncle Sunny giving Stephanie the run-around. Security specialist Ranger needs her help to solve the bizarre death of a top client’s mother, a woman who happened to play bingo with Stephanie’s Grandma Mazur. Before Stephanie knows it, she’s working side by side with Ranger and Grandma at the senior center, trying to catch a killer on the loose—and the bingo balls are not rolling in their favor.

With bullet holes in her car, henchmen on her tail, and a giraffe named Kevin running wild in the streets of Trenton, Stephanie will have to up her game for the ultimate takedown.

From My Perspective:

I can not resist Stephanie Plum!  I can be content to wait a month or two after the book is released, but I know I am going to buy a copy and read at my leisure.   Only Janet Evanovich can come up with the humorous plots and situations that our Stephanie finds herself in.   In this edition, Sunny's henchmen marvel at their incompetence when it comes down to "ridding" themselves of the pain in the ___, Stephanie Plum.   And Stephanie tries her hand at being a butcher's assistant??????   And there is a giraffe running around on the loose in Trenton New Jersey.    Really?

Well Takedown Twenty is funny, clever and Stephanie is the all American girl, just trying to get her bills paid.  She has a tough job and a hilarious Assistant, Lula.   She works for the pervert, Uncle Vinny, and she is the object of affections for two male contenders, the handsome Italian cop, Joe Morelli and the Hotter than hot, Ranger, owner of a Security company.

295 pages of eye-rolling, gun toting, adventure and some light romance.   Add in a crusty old Grandma threatening to give Stephanie the evil eye and entertainment spent viewing dead bodies at the funeral home, and you have the provocative adventures of one Miss Stephanie Plum.    Delightful entertainment at its best!!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.  I did purchase Takedown Twenty.

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