Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich
Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum this time finds herself witnessing a robbery by the Red Devil, whom has been terrorizing the city with burglaries and fires. She catches a glimpse of him as he pulls off his mask and is the only one that can identify him. When she finds out that he is part of a gang, her and ex-ho Lula take their car through the bad part of city to see if they can't find the Red Devil. But the gang members don't like her driving in their hood and start banging on her car. Stephanie takes one of them for a ride, almost running him over. A few days later, there's a hit out for Stephanie and she needs to hid. Morelli wants to lock her up in his house but Stephanie isn't having any of that.
This is one of the biggest binds that Stephanie has been in. I don't like it when she cuts things off with Morelli but this time it seemed to only half be a cut off, I'm sure they'll be back together soon enough. Morelli, Stephanie, and Bob the dog make a great family and provide comic relief!
First Line: "The way I see it, life is a jelly doughnut."