Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich
(Stephanie Plum, No. 13)

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New secrets, old flames, and hidden agendas are about to send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most outrageous adventure yet!


Dickie Orr

Stephanie was married to him for about fifteen minutes before she caught him cheating on her with her archnemesis, Joyce Barnhardt. Another fifteen minutes after that, Stephanie filed for divorce, hoping never to see either one of them again.


Doing favors for super bounty hunter Carlos Manoso (aka Ranger)

Ranger needs Stephanie to meet with Dickie and find out if he's doing something shady. Turns out, he is. Turns out, Dickie's also back to doing Joyce Barnhardt. And it turns out Ranger's favors always come with a price. . . .


Going completely nutso while doing the favor for Ranger, and trying to apply bodily injury to Dickie in front of the entire office

Now Dickie has disappeared, and Stephanie is the natural suspect in his disappearance. Is Dickie dead? Can he be found? And can Stephanie Plum stay one step ahead in this new, dangerous game? Joe Morelli, the hottest cop in Trenton, New Jersey, is also keeping Stephanie on her toes---and he may know more than he's saying about many things in Stephanie's life. It's a cat-and-mouse game for Stephanie Plum wherein the ultimate prize might be her life.

With Janet Evanovich's flair for hilarious situations, breathtaking action, and unforgettable characters, Lean Mean Thirteen shows why no one can beat Evanovich for blockbuster entertainment.


About Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
Published June 17, 2009 by St. Martin's Press. 352 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Crime. Fiction

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So why is it that hours after she’s dropped by the offices of Petiak, Smullen, Gorvich and Orr to plant a bug on him for her private-eye buddy Ranger—a visit that ends in a predictable shouting match with her ex—Dickie has the gall to disappear, leaving behind only a smear of blood and a big empt...

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Publishers Weekly

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In her rollicking 13th Stephanie Plum adventure (after Twelve Sharp ), bestseller Evanovich is in top, quirky form.

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BC Books

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There was a time when I would rush to my local bookseller and pick up the latest in the Stephanie Plum series the day it came out.

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Book Reporter

When his law partners also start turning up missing, and Stephanie discovers them barbequed by a psycho with a flame-thrower, things turn ugly for Stephanie, not to mention Dickie, if he’s still alive.

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Entertainment Weekly

B+ Originally posted Jun 15, 2007 Published in issue #940 Jun 22, 2007 Order article reprints

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Suite 101

With two other unsolved murders and racial tension rising, is this town still a safe haven?

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Reviewing the Evidence

And while Evanovich is never afraid to have Stephanie slipping on the proverbial banana skin, our star woman has an inner core of toughness that sees her through, often in deceptively scary situations.

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When Stephanie's ex-husband Dickie Orr disappears and several others connected to his law firm are found dead in various unpleasant circumstances, the attention of law enforcement turns to Stephanie.

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