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Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich

Metro Girl (Alex Barnaby Series, No. 1)
by Janet Evanovich
Audio CD
List Price: $14.95
Published in 2006
ISBN-10: 0-06-112652-7
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I like Stephanie Plum series by this author. I read it and then listen to it on audio. It makes me laugh, and there's enough suspense in the book to get into it. I like her antics. She blows up cars and it's funny. It's not really her that she blows them up, but the bad guys blows it up for her. There's her grandma and all that. But this is not about Stephanie Plum.

This Metro Girl is like Plum, but a watered-down version of her. I couldn't quite get into it because I keep waiting for Ranger or Morelli or Granda Mazur to show up. Of course they couldn't because this book is about another character named Alex.

Here's what amazon said in case you're not familiar with the story:
Buckle your seat belts. Number-one New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich is moving into the fast lane with Metro Girl, a thrilling, high-octane misadventure with high stakes, hot nights, cold-blooded murder, sunken treasure, a woman with a chassis built for speed, and one very good, very sexy NASCAR driver who's along for the ride.

"Wild" Bill Barnaby's dropped off the face of the earth and big sister Alex heads for Miami, Bill's last known sighting, on a harrowing hunt to save her brother...and maybe the world. Alex blasts through the bars of South Beach and points her search south to Key West and Cuba, laying waste to Miami hit men, dodging Palmetto bugs big enough to eat her alive, and putting the pedal to the metal with NASCAR driver Sam Hooker. Engaged in a deadly race, Wild Bill's "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 Alex and maybe run into scumbag Bill. The race to the finish is hot and hard.

Performed by C. J. Critt


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