Hardcore Twenty-Four book cover

In Hardcore Twenty-Four (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017), thriller writer Janet Evanovich DC’65 (a 2002 inductee into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni) once again (for the 24th time, to be exact) takes readers on a playful romp following the travails of her heroine, Stephanie Plum, the bounty agent with a compassionate streak. In the author’s latest installment, Plum rounds up perps looking to duck appointed court dates, but she keeps encountering headless bodies and brainless heads in Trenton, the capital city of New Jersey and tried-and-true backdrop for Evanovich’s best-selling series.