Stephanie Plum - the smart-mouthed, gum-cracking Trenton, New Jersey, bounty hunter - is back, along with an ever-widening cast of freaks, crooks, deranged felons and lunatics looking for love. If Stephanie didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. She's having a tough time finding a 21-year-old geek on the lam with a contraption he jacked from a research lab. Susan Stitch has dumped Carl the Monkey on Stephanie's doorstep and taken off for parts unknown; and at the most inopportune moment, the mysterious Diesel drops in and triggers Stephanie's wildest adventure yet: a camp-out in the Pine Barrens with over-the-top ex-hooker Lula (picture that!) ... and maybe even a sighting of the Jersey Devil!