One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) (Stephanie Plum Novels)
ISBN: 0684196395
EAN13: 9780684196398
Language: English
Publication Date: August 26, 1994
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.20" L x 6.20" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
This explosive debut novel--sold to Tri Star Pictures for six figures--introduces Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter. Stephanie's assignment is to nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop charged with murder--and the man who took her virginity at age 16. Powerful chemistry still exists between the two, making for one of the most original mysteries of the season.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. She's a product of the burg, a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six. Now Stephanie's all grown up and out on her own, living five miles from Mom and Dad's, doing her best to sever the world's longest umbilical cord. Her mother is a meddler, and her grandmother is a few cans short of a case. Out of work and out of money, with her Miata repossessed and her refrigerator empty, Stephanie blackmails her bail bondsman cousin, Vinnie, into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, fearless bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook. Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. Morelli is also the irresistible macho pig who took Stephanie's virginity at age sixteen and then wrote the details on the bathroom wall of Mario's Sub Shop. There's still powerful chemistry between these two, so the chase should be interesting. It could also be extremely dangerous, especially when Stephanie encounters a heavyweight title contender who likes to play rough. Benito Ramirez is known for his brutality to women. At the very least, his obsession with Stephanie complicates her manhunt and brings terror and uncertainty into her life. At worst, it could lead to murder. Witty, fresh, and full of surprises, One for the Money is among the most eagerly awaited crime novels of the season.