Top Secret Twenty-One – Janet Evanovich

21119763.jpgIn this instalment of the Stephanie Plum series, Stephanie is hunting for Jimmy Poletti, a used-car dealer caught selling more than just used cars. At the same time, she finds herself having to take in and protect the annoying Randy Briggs after someone fires a firebomb into his apartment, and help Ranger track down a dangerous killer with a personal vendetta against him. Lula, Grandma, Morelli and the other usual players are there to help out (and cause extra problems) as well.

There are good things and bad things about this book (and the whole series in general). The main good things are that the characters and storylines are always witty, action-packed, exciting and completely likeable. The bad thing is that nothing ever changes. 21 books in and it’s still the same story over and over again: Stephanie chases some bad guys, she and Lula get into trouble, Grandma causes mayhem, while Ranger and Morelli hang about in the side-lines being sexy and manly. There’s next-to-no character development, which is a real shame because the characters have a lot more potential.

If you can accept this series for what it is (the same easy, fast-paced story over and over again) then you cannot go wrong with some Stephanie Plum. There’s humour, guns, violence, sexy men and doughnuts. How can you not love it?

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