Explosive Eighteen is by Janet Evanovich. The eighteenth book in the Stephanie Plum series finds Stephanie returning from her trip to Hawaii alone. Ranger and Morelli are both battered, bruised, and ticked off at her and she has decided to swear off men for good. Upon her return she discovers a picture that was mistakenly placed in her carry-on bag and throws it away. Then she received visits from the FBI, muscle posing as FBI, hit men, and psychotic hair dressers all looking for the mysterious picture. As if this isn't enough she comes home to find an on-the-run Joyce Barnhardt camped out in her apartment. Stephanie must solve the mystery of the picture before she gets killed and still deal with Joyce, Ranger, and Morelli. Yeesh! Fans of this series will love this installment.
Ratings: 11th grade - 9 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - S (non graphic sexual references).