Trenton's most popular bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's finds
her personal life going smoothly. She and her significant
other Joe Morelli are a strong entry while she and fellow
bounty hunter Ranger strike enough sparks to light up the
Manhattan skyline. Her sister is hours from giving birth
and remains undecided if she wants to marry her baby's
father. Joe's grandmother, who isn't Stephanie's fan,
keeps having visions of Joe married to some one else.
Professionally, Stephanie feels under siege. Her cousin
Vinnie signed a bond for Samuel Singh but his landlady says
that he disappeared, leaving all his belongings, except has
laptop behind. Stephanie goes to his place of business but
his boss claims he was a loner without any friends. During
her search for him, she gets shot at, tranquilized with a
dart, and a psycho stalks her, sending roses and
threatening notes. She sees a man shot and receives snuff
snapshots. Morelli and Ranger do their best to
protect her, but Stephanie knows if she wants her life
back, she must outwit the stalker.
Janet Evanovich does the impossible by injecting a great
deal of laugh out loud humor into a serial killer book. TO
THE NINES ratchets up the heat between the heroine and the
bounty hunter while showing that Stephanie can stay in a
relationship with her true love Joe. The fast paced plot
is loaded with lots of tension, sexual and life
threatening. The more one reads a Stephanie Plum novel the
one wants to sit in a corner with the next book.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 3, 2003
Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her,
and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to
the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life,
the guy who slices meat at the deli . . . oh, the list goes
on). An ordinary person would cave under the pressure.
But hey, she's from Jersey.
Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in
beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at
turning bad situations her way . . . and she always gets
her man. In To the Nines, her cousin Vinnie (who's also her
boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an illegal
immigrant. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing,
Stephanie is on the case. But what she uncovers is far more
sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of
killers who give new meaning to the word hunter.
In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey
Turnpike to the Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase
of her life. The unforgettable characters, nonstop action,
high-stakes suspense, and sheer entertainment of To the
Nines define Janet Evanovich as unique among today's