I'm not reading these in any order. I was, but then I couldn't get my paws on the tenth book - it's on order from Doubleday - and this one was waiting for me. There were times in this book that I did a lot of skimming. But this was also the Stephanie Plum story that made me laugh the hardest. And, even more exciting, this is the 80th book I've read this year! Not too shabby!