By Janet Evanovich

The dynamite blockbuster from Janet Evanovich that began it all―now an important movie starring Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum!

ONE fantastic MESS
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, domestic to wiseguys, usual Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who activities an incredible angle or even higher funds difficulties (since wasting her activity as a undies consumer for a division store). Stephanie wishes cash―fast―but occasions are difficult, and shortly she's compelled to show to the final hotel of the actually determined: family...

Stephanie lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding corporation. She's acquired no adventure. 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 appeared up her gown to the time he first acquired 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...

Abject poverty is a smart motivator for studying new talents, yet being knowledgeable within the tuition of difficult knocks via humans like psycho prizefighter Benito Ramirez isn't really. nonetheless, if Stephanie can nab Morelli in every week, she'll make a funky ten grand. All she has to do is turn into knowledgeable bounty hunter overnight―and preserve herself from getting killed ahead of she will get her man...

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