Stephanie Plum, Book 22
Synopsis: Something big is brewing in Trenton, N.J., and it could blow at any minute.
Stephanie Plum might not be the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper of the animal house known as Zeta fraternity, has been arrested for beating up the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no one will talk. Things just aren’t adding up, and Stephanie can’t shake the feeling that something funny is going on at the college – and it’s not just Zeta fraternity pranks.
As much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in his backyard it’s good riddance, and the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people who care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who has been assigned the case, security expert Ranger, who was hired to protect Linken, and Stephanie, who has her eye on a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.
Review: Stephanie Plum is a long series by Janet Evanovichet and here comes the 22sd Volume, okay more are out now but I took my time to read this one. Besides, for a change, I tried this novel in audio. This is the second time I try a similar format and I admit that the experience was better than the first time. My concern is always the time and my inability to stay focused long enough to really follow everything but I think the audio in French might be a bit simpler for that.
In all cases we find Stephanie in a whole new story where Morelli explains at the beginning that he would like take a break with her (yes another one) and he wants to reconsider his life to know what to do exactly. I’m not telling you in what state this revelation puts Stephanie. But then, it does not change the fact that our heroine has to work. First, she has to work to Ranger as a bodyguard to keep a woman safe, but she must also find a fugitive that everyone seems to hide. Finally, you can imagine that like always we have crazy situations, exploding cars and a heroine we love to follow.
I spent a good time with this new novel as always. I think the series is perfect when you want a light and pleasant moment. It is true that the story does not vary much but it is not really a problem and we have a nice surprise at the end of the novel!