To the Nines sees Stephanie Plum trying to hunt down an immigrant bond jumper on a chase across the country while also becoming the hunted.
In To The Nines, Stephanie Plum gets out of Trenton, New Jersey and heads to Las Vegas. It’s all part of the job. She is looking for an illegal immigrant who is on the run. Her cousin Vinnie, who runs the bail bonds company she works for, posted bond on Samuel Singh, promising he would leave the country as soon as his visa ran out. Instead, he’s disappeared and now it’s Stephanie’s job to bring him in.
While chasing him down is story enough, she also manages to get the attention of some really sick guys who succeed in getting her attention with deliveries of scary messages on the computer and a poisoned dart. At Stephanie’s side throughout is the irresistible Ranger, who has been taped to help find Singh by Vinnie.
But Ranger’s reach doesn’t stop there. Knowing Stephanie has gotten herself in more trouble than she needs, he also assigns a couple of his men to be her bodyguards and to try to keep her out of trouble. It’s not an easy job. While Stephanie stays unscathed, for the most part, the body guards take all the abuse she avoids.
The rest of the crew is also back in this book with Lula on a run of diets as well as running amuck in Vegas and her sister Valerie who is now so pregnant she’s ready to pop, and still living in Mom’s house with her kids. If you are a Stephanie Plum fan, you will want to read this book. It seems Janet Evanovich has recaptured the zing that made so many of us fall in love with these books in the first place and this one really picks up the pace and holds your attention all the way through.
CJ Critt has really gotten into a groove being the voice of the characters from the Stephanie Plum books. She is really easy to follow along with as she brings the book to life with her vocal intonations.