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Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen (edition 2011)

by Janet Evanovich (Author)

Series: Stephanie Plum (18)

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Stephanie Plum finds herself in trouble when her seatmate on her Hawaii to Newark flight winds up dead and a motley collection of thugs, as well as the FBI, search for a photo the man was reportedly carrying--a photo that only Stephanie has seen.
Title:Explosive Eighteen
Authors:Janet Evanovich (Author)
Info:Headline Publishing Group (2011), Edition: 17622nd, 320 pages
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Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich


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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Another silly story about a bunch of supposed terrorists goint after Stephanie for photograph inadvertently given to her by a passenger on plane. The passenger is murdered for this photo and Stephanie discovers the photo and throws it away.
  bentstoker | Jan 26, 2024 |
Not my favorite but some good parts. Eighteen books and I'm ready for her to atleast test drive being serious with one of these guys. c'mon cupcake pick one already! ( )
  MsTera | Oct 10, 2023 |
I'm not a major Stephanie Plum fan, but I enjoyed [b:One for the Money|6853|One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)|Janet Evanovich|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1316730230s/6853.jpg|1486401] (even though I only gave it two stars) and thought I should check in with her before the movie comes out. This volume has some of the same problems as the first book, and adds a several more.

Stephanie still can't think (or fight) her way out of a paper bag. Why is she still loose on the streets of New Jersey pretending to be a bounty hunter? Why has nobody put a permanent fix on her window to keep killers and assorted others from breaking in to her apartment? Everyone seems to have a gun. Is there some rule in New Jersey that says its OK to carry around a gun and brandish it (even discharge it) without consequence? I guess I'll stay out of Jersey.

The biggest disappointment is the end. After we spend a couple of hundred pages chasing after the usual assortment of oddballs and wondering why everyone is after the photograph, Evanovich throws in some brand new characters and information and resolves the situation in just a chapter or two. Not fair.

On the other hand, I did read all the way to the end and enjoyed some of the journey. ( )
  zot79 | Aug 20, 2023 |
I think it may be time for the author to give up on Stephanie Plum. ( )
  Fish_Witch | Jul 4, 2023 |
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At this stage of her prolific career, now up to 18 Stephanie Plum novels, Evanovich’s work is more about tweaking than writing. She’s got the basic plot down pat. Now it’s a matter in each book of thickening or thinning the comic layers on Plum, the New Jersey bounty hunter. In the new book — it’s all about the mess resulting when Plum encounters a guy with a deep secret who gets murdered — Stephanie seems hornier than usual, even more conflicted between Morelli and Ranger, a touch less careful with guns, and freer with her enjoyably smartass mouth.
added by VivienneR | editThe Toronto Star, Jack Batten (Jan 14, 2012)
Janet Evanovich presents a new novel featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.Stephanie's seatmate on Flight 127 from Hawaii never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he's dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Only one other person has seen the missing photograph--Stephanie Plum.
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New Jersey was 40,000 feet below me, obscured by cloud cover.
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Stephanie Plum finds herself in trouble when her seatmate on her Hawaii to Newark flight winds up dead and a motley collection of thugs, as well as the FBI, search for a photo the man was reportedly carrying--a photo that only Stephanie has seen.

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Stephanie's a flake/
Gets married in Hawai'i/
Still banging both dudes

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