By: Janet Evanovich
Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn''s estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. Finding a kidnapped child is not an assignment for a bounty hunter. But Evelyn''s grandmother lives next door to Stephanie''s parents, so Stephanie follows the trail left by Annie and Evelyn-and finds a lot more than she bargained for.
Steven Soder is somehow linked with a very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli and Stephanie''s mentor and tormentor, Ranger, warn Stephanie about Abruzzi, but it''s Abruzzi''s eyes and mannerisms that frighten Stephanie most. Stephanie needs Ranger''s savvy and expertise, and she''s willing to accept his help to find Annie even though it might mean getting too involved with Ranger. Stephanie, Ranger, Lula (who''s not going to miss riding with Ranger), and Evelyn''s lawyer/Laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search turns out to be a race among Stephanie''s posse, the True Blue Bonds'' agent-a Rangerette known as Jeanne Ellen Burrows-and the Abruzzi crew. Plus, there''s a killer rabbit on the loose!
Strap on your helmet and get ready for the ride of your life! Hard Eight. The world of Stephanie Plum has never been wilder.
Taken from Indigo.ca
Oh my. Did we ever get to see two sides of Ranger in this novel. We get to see the one who wants steph and the one who will do anything to protect her.
On top of that Evanovich sure does know how to write up a bunch of crazy villains. This one really had some screws loose.
But in this book you could really the emotions. Her breakup with Morelli gets really hard on her sometimes you just want to cry for her.
Another great read in the Stephanie Plum series that I recommend.
My review at Indigo.ca
Previously in the Series:
One for the Money
Two for the Dough
Three to Get Deadly
Four to Score
Next in the Series: Visions of Sugar Plums: A Stephanie Plum Holiday Novel, then To the Nines