Sunday, October 08, 2006
Twelve Sharp ****1/2
Twelve Sharp is the 12th book to the "Stephanie Plum" series. If you have never read these series book before, please do. Here is her website - Janet Evanovich It always bring a lot of laughs and action to me. This series is told in the first person's point of view about a woman named Stephanie Plum, who works as a bond enforcement agent "bounty hunter", for her cousin Vinnie. Her partner in crime, Lula, helped her kick butt when she needs to find bail jumpers and criminals. In her life there are two people she loves, Joe Morelli and Ranger. Joe is a tough cop who is also a sexy and laid back Pizza guy. And Ranger is with the special force who is tall, dark and mysterious. He also protected her on job and looked at her like a desserts.
Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter, who hunt skips. While on the hunt, a mysterious woman claimed she is Ranger's wife and accused Stephanie of sleeping with him. Not believing her claim, Stephanie had her checked out and found out she is Carmen Manoso. Then one day, Carmen was found dead, a child is missing and then a stalker started to follow her
Now she goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. She, Ranger and Morelli all work together to find the murderer and the missing child. Including running down bail jumpers and criminals. Along the way, Stephane struggles with the relationships between the two men in her life; the man who loves her and the man who looks at her like a dessert. Would she ever chose between them?
The gangs are back at it again, with plenty of laughter and action. It was great to see Lula, Sally, Grandma and Connie again. These characters always make me laugh the most. But the main story is more serious than her usual adventures. It seems that the comedy is toned down by with some seriousness. The tone show me that Stephanie is taken the matter of the situation bravely and seriously. It was a good book, enough to say I enjoyed it. But I'm still waiting until the day Stephanie decides who she wants to be with. After 12 books, IMO I think it's time for her to make up her mind. And at this point, it looks like Stephanie is aware of her relationship with both men and is trying to evaluated between them.