One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1)
The dynamite blockbuster from Janet Evanovich that all started it all―now an enormous movie starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum!
ONE superb MESS
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, domestic to wiseguys, general Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who activities a massive angle or even higher funds difficulties (since wasting her activity as a underwear consumer for a division store). Stephanie wishes cash―fast―but instances are difficult, and shortly she's pressured to show to the final lodge of the really determined: family...
ONE fake MOVE
Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding corporation. She's acquired no event. yet that does not subject. Neither does the truth that the bail jumper in query is neighborhood vice cop Joe Morelli. From the time he first regarded up her costume to the time he first bought into her pants, to the time Steph hit him along with her father's Buick, M-o-r-e-l-l-i has spelled t-r-o-u-b-l-e. And now the recent man is in scorching water―wanted for murder...
ONE FOR THE MONEY
Abject poverty is a brilliant motivator for studying new talents, yet being expert within the institution of demanding knocks via humans like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez is not. nonetheless, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in per week, she'll make a funky ten grand. All she has to do is develop into a professional bounty hunter overnight―and hold herself from getting killed sooner than she will get her man...
My middle wasn't in it, and in any case I knew i would gotten gypped. now not that I in particular cared. I had what i wanted. cash for a minor weapon, and the telephone corporation, and adequate swap left over for a blueberry muffin and massive espresso. I took 5 mins out to luxuriate over my breakfast, after which I hustled to the telephone workplace. i ended at a mild and obtained hooted at by way of men in a pickup. From the hand gestures they have been making I intended they beloved my paint task. i could not listen what they have been.
Trade—domestic disturbances, disorderlies, car robbery, DWI, and shoplifting. The workplace was once small and typical, such as rooms with reasonable walnut paneling at the partitions and advertisement grade rust-colored carpet at the flooring. A Danish smooth sofa upholstered in brown Naugahyde pressed opposed to one wall of the reception sector, and a black and brown steel table with a multiline mobile and a working laptop or computer terminal occupied a much nook. Vinnie's secretary sat at the back of the table, her head bent in.
Prim little condo have been giving me the creeps. If the second one knock is going unanswered, i presumed, i'm going to ponder it the desire of God that i am now not destined to seize Dodd, and i'm going to get the hell out of the following. nobody spoke back at the moment knock, yet i would heard a bathroom flush, and that i knew anyone used to be in there. rattling. I gave the door a number of strong pictures with my fist. "Open up," I yelled on the best of my voice. "Pizza delivery." a thin man with darkish, tangled shoulder-length hair spoke back the door. He was once a.
Truck was once stygian black. Morelli hauled himself up onto the single-step bumper, and that i scrambled after him, wrestling my flashlight out of my shoulder bag. The frigid air pressed opposed to me and took my breath away. We either informed our lighting fixtures at the frost-shrouded partitions. large, empty meathooks hung from the ceiling. Nearest the door was once the massive trim barrel i might obvious them roll out previous within the afternoon. The empty barrel stood within reach, its lid slanted among the barrel and the truck wall. I slid.
varied one an hour from now. And, do not waste your strength following me. i will lose you. I warrantly it." He dumped the duffel onto front seat, began to get into the auto, and stopped. He became and straightened, hooked an elbow over the door body, and for the 1st time on account that i might popped up on his doorstep he took a couple of moments to really examine me. the 1st rush of offended emotion was once long gone, and as an alternative used to be quiet evaluation. This used to be the cop, i assumed. The Morelli i did not be aware of.