Monday 7 December 2020

Book ~ "Fortune and Glory" (2020) Janet Evanovich

From Goodreads ~ When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur's new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair … and the keys to a life-changing fortune.

But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way - along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable: Gabriela Rose, a dark-eyed beauty from Little Havana with a taste for designer clothes. She’s also a soldier of fortune, a gourmet cook, an expert in firearms and mixed martial arts - and someone who’s about to give Stephanie a real run for her money.

Stephanie may be in over her head but she’s got two things that Gabriela doesn’t: an unbreakable bond with her family and a stubborn streak that will never let her quit.

She’ll need both to survive because this search for “fortune and glory” will turn into a desperate race against time with more on the line than ever before. Because even as she searches for the treasure and fights to protect her Grandma Mazur, her own deepest feelings will be tested - as Stephanie could finally be forced to choose between Joe Morelli and Ranger.

Stephanie works for her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie, and with Lulu, a former 'ho. They have a few people they have to track down who didn't show up for their court date and, as usual, they have a problem catching them. There are some bad guys after Stephanie's grandmother because they think Grandma as the keys to her late husband's treasure (they had been married briefly in the last book and he passed away on their honeymoon).  So not only is Stephanie trying to catch the guys who skipped their court date so she can pay her bills but she is also trying to protect Grandma.  

Stephanie and her on again/off again boyfriend, Joe, a police officer, have broken up and she is spending more time with Ranger, her former colleague.

This is the 27th in the Stephanie Plum series and I've read them all ... I liked this book better than the last few, though.  It felt like it was written by someone other than Evanovich while sticking to the usual Stephanie Plum formula.  It's written in first person perspective from Stephanie's point of view. There seemed to be more swearing than in the past.

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