New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track him down. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, and when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced to work with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case. But Stephanie has also accepted a secondary job guarding her mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble. she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck. she'll have to remember: No guts. no glory.