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Hot Six

By Janet Evanovich

Hot Six
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  • Hardcover: Jun 2000,
    320 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2001,
    400 pages.

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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and Trenton vice cop Joe Morelli join forces to find the madman killer who shot and barbecued the youngest son of international black-market arms dealer Alexander Ramos.

Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, is caught on video just minutes before the crime occurs. He's at the scene, he's with the victim, and he's the number-one suspect. Ranger is former special forces turned soldier of fortune. He has a blue-chip stock portfolio and no known address. He moves in mysterious circles. He's Stephanie's mentor--the man who taught her everything she knows about fugitive apprehension. And he's more than her friend.

Now he's the hunted and Stephanie's the hunter, and it's time for her to test her skills against the master. But if she does catch him...what then? Can she bring herself to turn him in?

Plus there are other things keeping Stephanie awake at night. Her maternal grandmother has set up housekeeping in Stephanie's apartment, a homicidal maniac has selected Stephanie as his next victim, her love life is in the toilet, she's adopted a dog with an eating disorder, and she can't button the top snap on her Levi's.

Experience the world of Plum--in Janet Evanovich's new thriller. It's surreal, it's frenetic, it's incendiary. Hot Six. It's the best yet.

Chapter One

Five months later ...

Carol Zabo was standing on the outermost guardrail on the bridge spanning the Delaware between Trenton, New Jersey, and Morrisville, Pennsylvania. She was holding a regulation-size yellow fire brick in the palm of her right hand, with about four feet of clothesline stretched between the brick and her ankle. On the side of the bridge in big letters was the slogan "Trenton Makes and the World Takes." And Carol was apparently tired of the world taking whatever it was she was making, because she was getting ready to jump into the Delaware and let the brick do its work.

I was standing about ten feet from Carol, trying to talk her off the guardrail. Cars were rolling past us, some slowing up to gawk, and some cutting in and out of the gawkers, giving Carol the finger because she was disturbing the flow.

"Listen, Carol," I said, "it's eight-thirty in the morning, and it's starting to snow. I'm freezing my ass off. Make ...

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The New York Times Book Review - Marilyn Stasio

Luckily for Stephanie, the inventive mind that got her into this giddy mess is clever enough to dig her out of it.

The New York Times Book Review - Marilyn Stasio

Luckily for Stephanie, the inventive mind that got her into this giddy mess is clever enough to dig her out of it.

Booklist - GraceAnne A. DeCandido

If you were angry with Evanovich at the end of High Five, when she coyly didn't tell us which of Stephanie Plum's two studmuffins the Jersey Girl-bounty hunter called for a tryst, you'll soon forgive her...Wow! Can't wait for the next one.

Publishers Weekly

Lunatic ... tapestry of nonstop action peopled by wacky characters straight out of a 1930s screwball comedy... Evanovich... keeps getting better.

Publishers Weekly

Lunatic ... tapestry of nonstop action peopled by wacky characters straight out of a 1930s screwball comedy... Evanovich... keeps getting better.

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The Plum Soap
I admit that at first I had a strong fascination with the loveable, yet bumbling bounty hunter that is Stephanie Plum. I eagerly picked up the number books one after another, but after "Hot Six" I think the love affair is over. Besides ...   Read More

Foxxeyladie

Lovin' Plum
Evanovich just gets better & better. One of the few books/series that has made me laugh out loud while reading!! Enjoy all the characters, the grandmother alone will keep you in stitches. Stephanie Plum is a one of a kind "Bounty Hunter" from the "...   Read More

Rob S.

This is a truly great book. Excellent humor and completely exciting. I can't wait for the next one!

Dorothy

Very funny, a good light-hearted read

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