Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's a sign

In the mail yesterday was my copy of Plum News (Volume 12, Number 1) highlighting the newest Janet Evanovich novel, Fearless Fourteen on sale June 17th. It's a sign; I take an Evanovich novel with me each year on the plane to ALA annual. When ALA Annual was in New Orleans, my first annual conference, I made fast friends with a few Evanovich fans waiting for a connecting flight reading Twelve Sharp in a North Carolina airport and there were plenty copies of Lean Mean Thirteen to be found in DC last year. My only concern is this, the flight to California is a long one and I can not possibly imagine one book lasting the entire trip. I am a fast reader. Of course, if I can't find another treasure to take along, I can always read this one twice.

I am off to the outlets in search of a few summer shirts (I have coupon), a pair of sandals (not likely), a second pair of sneakers, and am open to something else striking my fancy. In the meantime, here's the book description of Fearless Fourteen from

"Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet."

The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars
Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn’t be more proud. He always was the smart one.

The Cousin: Joe Morelli
Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom’s sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family.

The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux
Less than a week after Dom’s release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He’s getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing.

The Catastrophe: Moonman
Morelli hires Walter “Mooner” Dunphy, stoner and “inventor” turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can’t afford a lot on a cop’s salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes.

The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum
Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She’s a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she’s involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one.

The Crisis: A favor for Ranger
Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie’s evening activities.

The Conclusion: Only the fearless should read Fourteen.
Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result."

-- Product description,

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