0312980140 (pbk.), 0755329066 (pbk.), 1417664819 (lib. bdg.), 9780312980146 (pbk.), 9780755329069 (pbk.), 9781417664818 (lib. bdg.)
Includes excerpt from the author's book, "Hard eight" (p. -357).
All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight -- and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs -- if she gives him everything he wants ... As if things weren't complicated enough, Stephanie's just discovered her Grandma Mazur's own unmentionable alliance with Eddie. Add a series of unnerving break-ins, not to mention the bombshell revelation leveled by Stephanie's estranged sister, and Stephanie's ready for some good news. Unfortunately, a marriage proposal from Joe Morelli, the love of her life, isn't quite cutting it. And now -- murder, a randy paramour, a wily mobster, death threats, extortion, and a triple kidnapping aside -- Stephanie's really got the urge to run for her life ...