Mystery Janet Evanovich Metro Girl

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Metro Girl

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Alexandra (Barney) Barnaby roars onto the Miami Beach scene in hot pursuit of her missing baby brother, -Wild- Bill. Leave it to the maverick of the family to get Barney involved with high-speed car chases, a search for sunken treasure, and Sam Hooker, a NASCAR driver who's good at revving a woman's engine.

Engaged in a deadly race, Bill has -borrowed- Hooker's sixty-five-foot Hatteras and sailed off into the sunset...just when Hooker has plans for the boat. Hooker figures he'll attach himself to Barney and maybe run into scumbag Bill. And better yet, maybe he'll get lucky in love with Bill's sweetie pie sister.

The pedal will have to go to metal if Barney and Hooker want to be the first to cross the finish line, save Bill, Hooker's boat...and maybe the world.

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More beguiling criminal diversion from the ever-dependable Janet Evanovich, Metro Girl may not introduce any new elements into the quirky Evanovich universe, but fans won’t give a damn--all the usual fingerprints are well in evidence. Previously, her carefully numbered Stephanie Plum novels offered real delight for those who could get past the arch name of the heroine, and her brilliantly drawn New Jersey settings were counterbalanced by machine-tooled plotting and a cherishable sardonic wit.

Metro Girl has a slew of unlikely elements stirred into a heady brew: treasures sunk beneath the ocean, bloody murder and (believe it or not) a highly sensuous stock car racer. The unreliable ‘Wild’ Bill Barnaby has vanished, and his not-to-be-messed with sister Alex makes her way to Miami to track him down. Alex fights to keep body and soul together in the sultry climate, as both unmanageable coiffure and vicious thugs threaten her equilibrium. She discovers that Bill unwisely appropriated the yacht of the formidable Sam Hooker, and Sam realises that keeping close to Alex may lead him to Bill, with a little score-settling on the menu. Soon, both are heading into dangerous waters (both literally and figuratively) with Cuban gold and leftovers from the Cuban missile crisis making things very hot for the protagonists.

Alex is one hell of a heroine, and the perfect conduit for the reader through the unlikely (but strangely plausible) narrative. You’ve heard books described as a wild ride before--this is one time where that description really fits the bill. Get your ticket and climb aboard--and don’t forget your hairspray.--Barry Forshaw

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"Sheer comic ingenuity." -- Washington Post

"Breezy." -- Pittsburgh Tribune

"Clever, fast-paced." -- Tampa Tribune

"Cracking fun." -- Reviewingtheedvidence.com

"A spunky heroine....cheery." -- New York Times

"A lot of fun." -- Newhouse News Service

"A rib-splitting debut." -- Orlando Sentinel

"A fast, crisp book." -- Detroit Free Press

"A quirky, fast-paced thriller." -- Raleigh News & Observer

"The action is lickety-split" -- Tulsa World

"Screwball entertainment." -- Arizona Republic

"Clever, approachable characters." -- Kansas City Star

Screwball entertainment. --Arizona Republic

Sheer comic ingenuity. --Washington Post

Clever, fast-paced. --Tampa Tribune

Breezy. --Pittsburgh Tribune

Cracking fun. --Reviewingtheedvidence.com

A lot of fun. --Newhouse News Service

A spunky heroine....cheery. --New York Times

A fast, crisp book. --Detroit Free Press

A rib-splitting debut. --Orlando Sentinel

The action is lickety-split --Tulsa World

"A rib-splitting debut."--Orlando Sentinel

"Barney is Baltimore's echo of Robert Parker....it's all about hanging out with Metro Girl and NASCAR Guy."--Publishers Weekly

"A quirky, fast-paced thriller."--Raleigh News & Observer

"The characters are breezy and spontaneous....Evanovich's story has attitude."--Columbus Dispatch

"A lot of fun."--Newhouse News Service

"A fast, crisp book."--Detroit Free Press

"The action is lickety-split"--Tulsa World

"Breezy."--Pittsburgh Tribune

"Moves at a breezy pace, engaging the reader...fun in the Florida fast lane."--Boston Globe

"A mysterious romp involving cold-blooded murder and a sexy NASCAR driver."--Miami New Times

"Cracking fun."--Reviewingtheedvidence.com

"Screwball entertainment."--Arizona Republic

"Clever, fast-paced."--Tampa Tribune

"This is a bright and breezy book, and a welcome change for Evanovich fans."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Sheer comic ingenuity."--Washington Post

"A spunky heroine....cheery."--New York Times

"Clever, approachable characters."--Kansas City Star

Cracking fun. --Reviewingtheedvidence.com"

A fast, crisp book. --Detroit Free Press"

A mysterious romp involving cold-blooded murder and a sexy NASCAR driver. --Miami New Times"

Clever, approachable characters. --Kansas City Star"

A spunky heroine....cheery. --New York Times"

The characters are breezy and spontaneous....Evanovich s story has attitude. --Columbus Dispatch"

The action is lickety-split --Tulsa World"

Barney is Baltimore s echo of Robert Parker....it s all about hanging out with Metro Girl and NASCAR Guy. --Publishers Weekly"

Breezy. --Pittsburgh Tribune"

Clever, fast-paced. --Tampa Tribune"

Screwball entertainment. --Arizona Republic"

A lot of fun. --Newhouse News Service"

A quirky, fast-paced thriller. --Raleigh News & Observer"

A rib-splitting debut. --Orlando Sentinel"

This is a bright and breezy book, and a welcome change for Evanovich fans. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

Sheer comic ingenuity. --Washington Post"

Moves at a breezy pace, engaging the reader...fun in the Florida fast lane. --Boston Globe"

-Cracking fun.---Reviewingtheedvidence.com

-A fast, crisp book.---Detroit Free Press

-A mysterious romp involving cold-blooded murder and a sexy NASCAR driver.---Miami New Times

-Clever, approachable characters.---Kansas City Star

-A spunky heroine....cheery.---New York Times

-The characters are breezy and spontaneous....Evanovich's story has attitude.---Columbus Dispatch

-The action is lickety-split---Tulsa World

-Barney is Baltimore's echo of Robert Parker....it's all about hanging out with Metro Girl and NASCAR Guy.---Publishers Weekly

-Breezy.---Pittsburgh Tribune

-Clever, fast-paced.---Tampa Tribune

-Screwball entertainment.---Arizona Republic

-A lot of fun.---Newhouse News Service

-A quirky, fast-paced thriller.---Raleigh News & Observer

-A rib-splitting debut.---Orlando Sentinel

-This is a bright and breezy book, and a welcome change for Evanovich fans.---St. Louis Post-Dispatch

-Sheer comic ingenuity.---Washington Post

-Moves at a breezy pace, engaging the reader...fun in the Florida fast lane.---Boston Globe

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