Hard Eight (A Stephanie Plum Novel)
Stephanie Plum is at it again, in true Jersey style. Lula, Ranger, Joe Morelli, and the rest of the crazy cast all return along with some new characters, such as a lawyer named Klaughn (sounds like Clown) who is dating Stephanie's sister and trying to be her partner in the bail bondsman business.
This is the first I read OUT of order - something I try to avoid, though I can think of some series that I first encountered out of sequence (G is for Gumshoe, Brothers in Arms). I think it is more fun to stick with the way the stories were written to see how the author develops her setting and characters - still if a good author like Evanovich (or Grafton and Bujold) gives you enough background in the story, and artfully avoids spoiling the earlier ones... it can work.
Now I'll step backwards to "Seven UP".