cover image Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight, A Stephanie Plum Mystery

Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight, A Stephanie Plum Mystery

Janet Evanovich. Atria, $28.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-9821-5487-5

In bestseller Evanovich’s fast and funny 28th Stephanie Plum mystery (after 2020’s Fortune and Glory), Stephanie, the perkiest bail bonds enforcement agent in Trenton, N.J., chases an odd assortment of bail jumpers. In particular, Stephanie is looking for Oswald Wednesday, “the best hacker living or dead, ever,” who failed to show up for his court appearance. Her old acquaintance Diesel, “over six feet of hard muscle and bad attitude,” is also looking for Oswald on behalf of Oswald’s mysterious employer. Then members of a hacker group known as Baked Potato, who managed briefly to infiltrate Oswald’s system, start turning up dead with their tongues cut out. The master of the diverting diversion, Evanovich brings to life the zany antics of Stephanie’s dysfunctional but loving family and of her fellow bounty hunter, the outrageous, always-in-motion Lula. As usual, Readers are treated to a merry-go-round of handsome hunks who have made their way into Stephanie’s bed over the years. This is pure entertainment. Agent: Shane Salerno, Story Factory. (Nov.)