Turbo Twenty-Three is the twenty-third full-length novel in the popular Stephanie Plum series by American author, Janet Evanovich. Industrial sabotage sees Stephanie moonlighting as an undercover investigator for Ranger at the Bogart Ice Cream factory. It would seem to be the perfect job, except for the yellow shower cap, the utter boredom and the chance of being frozen to death, a fate that has already taken two employees. Oh, and no free ice cream!!
As usual, plenty of madcap goings-on: in between bringing in skips, Stephanie is present for the demise of a Police car, her own Jeep Cherokee and two ice cream trucks; Lula decides her path to fame is in the making of naked video clips, the Trenton version of Naked and Afraid; and Grandma Mazur drives her daughter to drink by assisting in said videos, then bringing home a tattooed bikie bar-tender. And of course, Stephanie keeps vacillating between Morelli and Ranger: tempted between having her cake and eating it too.
Despite the fact that Stephanie misses a huge clue and almost gets frozen herself, the case is solved. Grandma Mazur’s bon mots are only just eclipsed in the hilarity stakes by Lula’s philosophical pronouncements on all aspects of life. As always, a fun read.
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