Janet Evanovichs #1 New York Times bestselling sensation Stephanie Plum returns in her twenty-fourth thriller as mutilated corpses litter the streets of New Jersey...
Trouble comes in bunches for Stephanie Plum. First, professional grave robber and semi-professional loon, Simon Diggery, wont let her take him in until she agrees to care for his boa constrictor, Ethel. Stephanies main qualification for babysitting an extremely large snake is that she owns a stun gunwhether thats for use on the wandering serpent or the petrified neighbors remains to be seen.
Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, its just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that shes the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.
If all thats not enough, Diesels back in town. The 6-foot-tall, blonde-haired hunk is a man who accepts no limitsthat includes locked doors, closed windows and underwear. Trentons hottest cop, Joe Morelli isnt pleased at this unexpected arrival nor is Ranger, the high-powered security consultant who has his own plans for Stephanie.
As usual Jerseys favorite bounty hunter is stuck in the middle with more questions than answers. Whats the deal with Grandma Mazurs latest online paramour? Who is behind the startling epidemic of mutilated corpses? And is the enigmatic Diesels sudden appearance a coincidence or the cause of recent deadly events?