Lean Mean Thirteen

Lean Mean Thirteen

Book - 2007
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New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!

MISTAKE #1
Dickie Orr
Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again.

MISTAKE #2
Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger)
Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price. . . .

MISTAKE #3
Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office
Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life.

With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312349493
0312349491
Branch Call Number: X
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 25 cm.

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PolyWogg
Sep 27, 2017

PLOT OR PREMISE:
Ranger needs Stephanie to find out what's going on with Dickie Orr, her ex-husband. Which she does, in normal Stephanie fashion - she brings the crazy.
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WHAT I LIKED:
Dickie going missing is no big deal, but at least it's the basis for a decent plot. Sort of, anyway. But the exploding taxidermy makes up for it. Plus everyone's views on the cable company.
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WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
Very little -- even Joyce and Dickie were okay this go around. The flamethrower was a bit over the top though
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DISCLOSURE:
I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow her on social media.

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darladoodles
May 05, 2017

This was yet another entertaining Stephanie Plum adventure. Her ex is back and we get to see just how obnoxious he can be. Grandma Mazur gives another boyfriend a test run and Lulu continues to be sweet on Tank. Stephanie finds new ways to get herself and those around her into hot water. She and Lulu are like the Lucy and Ethel of the mystery series. A really fun read. Looking forward to the next installment.

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Rubicat
Aug 16, 2016

Very amusing, as always. Very frustrating, as always. I am baffled that anyone can live a life so chaotic and do nothing to straighten it out. However, the stories would not be nearly as good if Stephanie was organized, did her laundry & grocery shopping, maintained her cars - all the things the rest of us do. I have loved every one of the Stephanie Plum novels and I hope they continue for along time to come.

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shelbysmom1996
Jul 13, 2016

Ex-husbands can get you killed!

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bridge1
Oct 27, 2012

Fun, as always!!

lfranz Sep 30, 2012

Loved the new adventure. Stephanie and the plums are so real!

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Helga05
Feb 05, 2012

I haven't read this book yet but i have read 12 of Janet Evanovich's book. She is an amazing aurthor writer.

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Tigrrrl
Jul 12, 2011

all of the stephanie plum novels are awesome, suspense, comedy, you really get attached to the character, you have her fear and you crave birthday cake....

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zrafique
Dec 20, 2009

Do enjoy reading this series. They keep you hooked to the end. However, they definitely have some racist undertones.

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chamc01
Jul 17, 2007

Laugh out loud funny. Absurd and hilarious!

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