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.
Book 21 felt a bit more fresh than the last few. It had a strong mystery, and Stephanie didn’t go on and on about who she should choose - Ranger or Morelli. Grandma Mazur was as hilarious as ever. The book felt sinister. The bad guy was really dangerous. You know how I knew? Because I was worried about Ranger! The man who can handle anything! Also, Morelli hinted that more was going on at Ranger’s business than security. I hope we learn more about that in future books, too.