Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has inherited a “lucky” bottle from her Uncle Pip. Problem is, he didn’t specify if it brought good luck or bad luck!
I was starting to feel like the Stephanie Plum series had reached its end, how many cars can one somewhat inept bounty hunter manage to have blown up or destroyed? But I am glad I got around to reading this one because parts of it had me laughing out loud. I think Vinnie had more page time in this one than in the others (although truthfully it has been a while since I read the other ones so I could have just forgotten him since he isn't one of my favorite characters). Vinnie was funny in a sad sort of way. He is flawed and knows he is flawed but doesn't seem to be making decisions to hurt the people in his life, he is more like a child who doesn't anticipate the possible outcome of his actions.
Stephanie and the lucky bottle she inherited from her uncle go through quite a few adventures. There are totaled cars, bounty hunter rebondings that go awry, grandma and her penchant for open casket funerals, mobsters, bombs and the ongoing attraction she has for both Ranger and Morelli. I must be a safety first kind of woman because I think I would go with Morelli and get out of the bounty hunter business. Ranger is always there to back her up and get her out of a jam but I can't see him sticking with her long term. I understand the attraction to them both but what she has with Morelli when they are in their on-again times seems more genuine and real.
I've read more than once that a movie for the first book in the series is supposed to be coming out in 2011, but I haven't seen a release date. It's been so long since I read the first book that I can't decide if I should go back and reread it (once the date is released) or just plan on enjoying the movie as it is since so much seems to change when a story goes from a book to a film.
Pub. Date: June 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover , 309pp
Series: Stephanie Plum Series , #16
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