There's nothing like a good deli and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World famous for its pastrami, cole slaw and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, the only clue in each case is one shoe that's been left behind. The police are baffled. Lula is convinced that it's a case of alien abduction. Whatever it is, they'd better figure out what's going on before they lose their new manager, Ms. Stephanie Plum.
I kept waiting for Stephanie Plum to get kidnapped, and that made the story feel super long. In general, the mystery was disappointing, and I actually thought about not finishing the book. Also, it made me desperately want a sandwich. Those were the two biggest things that I got out of Look Alive Twenty-Five. I think that this series can end any time. (But the last time that I thought that, the next book was fantastic.) I personally would appreciate something new to spice up things a bit - maybe a new character again? Perhaps Stephanie can train an apprentice bounty hunter, resulting in a spin-off series? Also, I wasn't a fan of the cliffhanger ending. Overall, Look Alive Twenty-Five was meh.