Friday, 5 October 2012

One For The Money

Title: One For The Money

Author: Janet Evanovich

Number of pages: 320

Started: 1 October 2012

Finished: 5 October 2012

Opening words:

THERE ARE SOME MEN who enter a woman's life and screw it up forever.

Joseph Morelli did this to me -- not forever, but periodically.

Morelli and I were both born and raised in a blue-collar chunk of Trenton called the burg. Houses were attached and narrow. Yards were small. Cars were American. The people were mostly Italian descent, with enough Hungarians and Germans thrown into offset inbreeding. It was a good place to buy calzone or play the numbers. And. if you had to live in Trenton anyway, it was an okay place to raise a family.

Plot summary:

Stephanie Plum is down on her luck. She's lost her job, her car's on the brink of repossession, and her apartment is fast becoming furniture-free.

Enter Cousin Vinnie, a low-life who runs a bail-bond company. If Stephanie can bring in vice cop turned outlaw Joe Morelli, she stands to pick up $10,000. But tracking down a cop wanted for murder isn't easy . . .

And when Benito Ramirez, a prize-fighter with more menace than mentality, wants to be her friend Stephanie soon knows what it's like to be pursued. Unfortunately the best person to protect her just happens to be on the run . . .

What I thought:

A work colleague is very enthusiastic about these books and was rather keen for me to give the series a go.  So much so that she actually gave me this book to get me started on it.  The book was very amusing and a really undemanding read.  I thought this was a really decent commuter read and this is the first in an ever growing series of books (I think in excess of 20 now).  This could be a series that keeps me going for some time to come.

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