Friday, September 08, 2017

Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum 23)

Turbo Twenty-Three (the 23rd book in the Stephanie Plum series) by Janet Evanovich is showing signs that the protagonist is coming of age at long last. She is more adept at catching bond-skippers, she actually shops for food, and even though she still keeps her gum in the cookie jar, she seems less scared of it.


I'm rooting for Team Ranger, BTW.




Blurb:
A killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts...
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has been on countless crime scenes, but this is definitely a first. Her fleeing target has left behind a truck loaded with ice cream and a dead body - frozen solid and covered in chocolate.
As fate would have it, Stephanie's mentor Ranger needs her to go undercover at the ice cream factory to find out who's killing employees. It's going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It's also going to be hard to explain to Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger...



The Switch - Joseph Finder

Another winner from Joseph Finder: this thriller keep you turning the pages for sure. Warning: it makes you want to spend a lot of money on gourmet coffee beans, too!






Blurb:
Michael Tanner is on his way home from a business trip when he accidentally picks up the wrong MacBook in an airport security line. He doesn’t notice the mix-up until he arrives home in Boston, but by then it’s too late. Tanner’s curiosity gets the better of him when he discovers that the owner is a US senator and that the laptop contains top secret files.    

When Senator Susan Robbins realizes she’s come back with the wrong laptop, she calls her young chief of staff, Will Abbott, in a panic. Both know that the senator broke the law by uploading classified documents onto her personal computer. If those documents wind up in the wrong hands, it could be Snowden 2.0—and her career in politics will be over. She needs to recover the MacBook before it’s too late.

When Will fails to gain Tanner’s cooperation, he is forced to take measures to retrieve the laptop before a bigger security breach is revealed.  He turns to an unscrupulous “fixer” for help.  In the meantime, the security agency whose files the senator has appropriated has its own methods, darker still—and suddenly Tanner finds himself a hunted man, on the run, terrified for the safety of his family, in desperate need of a plan, and able to trust no one.