Eleven on Top
is the eleventh novel by Janet Evanovich
featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum
. It was published in June 2005, and quickly became a #1 best-seller, remaining on the USA Today
list of 150 best-selling novels for 19 weeks.
Stephanie Plum has had enough. Enough of bounty hunting, enough of being constantly shot at, and enough of having her cars blown up on a semi-regular basis.
So, she retires.
But she's not done with the bounty-hunting business yet..
Someone is, once again, attempting to kill her. It's someone she knows, and someone who knows her too well.
In between short, ill-fated periods working at a button factory, the Kan-Kleen Dry-Cleaning Service, and serving chicken at Cluck-in-a-Bucket, Plum must survive the various attempts on her life while trying to discover who wants to kill her this time.
Adding to her troubles is a very protective on-and-off boyfriend, an only semi-functional family, and Lula, ex-prostitute-turned-bounty-hunter, who only barely has a grasp on the finer side of the job.
All in all, she thinks it's a fairly normal day.
- Stephanie Plum - the protagonist, a fugitive apprehension agent who quits her job and works at a button factory, Kan Klean dry cleaner, and a fast food restaurant known as Cluck-in-a-Bucket. She is in a love triangle with Ranger and Joe Morelli, and is part of a somewhat-unorthodox family.
- Valerie - Stephanie's sister, who is to be married.
- Vinnie - Stephanie's......