These books are lifesavers. Even now when I'm not in a very good mood, most of these books can still get me in a better mood at least for a time. In fact, this might be one of my very favorites among the Stephanie Plum-mysteries. Actually, as anyone who's read even one of these books knows, they're a bit more comedy than mystery. Sure there's action too, but it's not the kind of action that has you on the edge of your seat. The reason this is probably one of my favorites is that there is a LOTR connection. I'll just mention one word HOBBITS!
Other than that, Stephanie's boss at the bonds office/bounty hunter headquarters, Vinnie the pervert, has been abducted, but that turns out to be just the beginning of everyone's troubles.
Also, Stephanie has inherited a supposedly lucky red glass bottle, so that gets taken along on all assignments for a while. That's not all there is to the bottle either but you only find that out at the very end.
Stink bombs also play a part in this book.
As most of the other books in the series, this one is full of fun, sex and action. I don't think I'll need to go into more about the plot because as you might know, plot is the least part of these books. Sure, it works fine, there's nothing to complain about when it comes to the plot, but there's so much more to the series than that.
If you need cheering up read one book or more in this series. In fact, even if you don't, you'll probably enjoy it anyway. I might not want to continue reading this series forever, but so far I haven't found any reason to stop, so I'm going to read the next couple of books as well, at least.