Saturday, December 20, 2014

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich ****

Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich is actually the 25th book about Stephanie Plum and her two love interests police detective Joe Morelli and security expert Ranger. As expected by the millions of readers, this book is long on clever, wise-cracking and short on character risk.

Writers, and others, might wonder how a plot that includes multiple rocket attacks might maintain its light tone. One technique author Evanovich uses is her vocabulary, including the ever-popular preschool peepee, along with dookey and boink. One Evanovich specialty is doo-dah, as in
... a poison green skirt that came just a few inches below her doo-dah.
A character with dialogue like this
Stanley said, "The make you take your clothes off and they look up your poopoo hole."
can never be in real jeopardy.

 This current episode of Stephanie Plum's love life, mostly cerebral, leaves her single - not really a spoiler. There is something about some bad guys jumping bail and some other bad guys killing each others, but reading Plum novels are about fun, and this one is no disappointment.

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