Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fingerlickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich

Synopsis: When Stephanie's friend Lula witnesses a thug known Marco the Maniac behead television chef Stanley Chipotle, she becomes Marco's newest target. Lula persuades Stephanie to join her in a barbecuing competition that Chipotle was sponsoring, hoping to lure Marco into an appearance there and gain the million dollar reward that has been offered for his apprehension.
Ranger too asks for Stephanie's help with a problem. The reputation of his security company, Rangeman, has been compromised by series of robberies at his clients’ homes. Suspecting his own employees of the crime, Ranger wants Stephanie to gather information on his staff while working in the Rangeman office. Stephanie, who is at loose ends after an argument about peanut butter has derailed her romance with Joe Morelli, willingly takes on both new tasks.

My thoughts: I loved it. It was funny and Lula shined.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Girls He Adored by Jonathan Nasaw

Publisher Comments:
For ten years, the charmingly disheveled veteran FBI Special Agent E.L. Pender has been investigating the apparently random disappearances of a dozen women across the country. The only detail the cases have in common is the strawberry blond color of the victims' hair, and the presence of a mystery man with whom they were last seen.
Then, in Monterey, California, a routine traffic stop erupts into a scene of horrific violence. The local police are stunned by a disemboweled strawberry blond victim and an ingenious killer with multiple alternating personalities. Pender is convinced he has found his man, but before he can prove it, the suspect stages a cunning jailbreak and abducts his court-appointed psychiatrist, Irene Cogan.
In a house on a secluded ridge in Oregon, Irene must navigate through the minefield of her captor's various egos — male and female, brilliant and naive, murderous and passive — all of whom are dominated by Max, a seductive killer who views her as both his prisoner and his salvation. Irene knows that to survive she must play along with Max's game of sexual perversion. Only then will she be able to strip back the layers to discover a chilling story of a shattered young boy — and all the girls he adored.