Author: Janet Evanovich
Narrator: Lorelei King
Publisher: Random House Audio
Length: 6 hrs.
Publisher’s Summary: Whether it’s monkey business, funny business, or getting down to business, Janet Evanovich’s Lizzy and Diesel series proves that there’s no business like Wicked Business….
Lizzy Tucker’s once normal life as a pastry chef in Salem, Massachusetts, turns upside down as she battles both sinister forces and an inconvenient attraction to her unnaturally talented but off-limits partner, Diesel.
When Harvard University English professor and dyed-in-the-wool romantic Gilbert Reedy is mysteriously murdered and thrown off his fourth-floor balcony, Lizzy and Diesel take up his 20-year quest for the Luxuria Stone, an ancient relic believed by some to be infused with the power of lust.
Following clues contained in a cryptic 19th-century book of sonnets, Lizzy and Diesel tear through Boston catacombs, government buildings, and multimillion-dollar residences. On their way they’ll leave behind a trail of robbed graves, public disturbances, and general mayhem.
Diesel’s black sheep cousin, Gerwulf Grimoire, also wants the Stone. His motives are far from pure, and what he plans on doing with the treasure, no one knows… but Lizzy Tucker fears she’s in his crosshairs. Never far and always watching, Grimoire has a growing, vested interest in the cupcake-baker-turned-finder-of-lost-things – as does another dangerous and dark opponent in the hunt, a devotee of lawlessness and chaos known only as Anarchy.
Treasures will be sought, and the power of lust will be unmistakable as Lizzy and Diesel attempt to stay ahead of Anarchy, Grimoire, and his medieval minion, Hatchet, in this ancient game of twisted riddles and high-stakes hide-and-seek.
©2012 Janet Evanovich (P)2012 Random House Audio
My Review: Wicked Business is book two in the Lizzy and Diesel series by Janet Evanovich that I’ve been patiently waiting for since listening to the first book, Wicked Appetite.
In the first novel we met Lizzy Tucker and reunited with Diesel from the Stephanie Plum series. Once again, the crazy duo continue their quest to save the world by keeping the enchanted items away from Wulf and his minion, Hatchet.
Things get much more interesting when Anarchy enters the picture and threatens to burn pretty much everything down in her path. She’s a little psycho and determined to get her hands on the stones that Diesel and Lizzy are trying to protect.
This was a great second installment to the series and an enjoyable listen. Although this audiobook was six hours long it felt much shorter because so much is going on and the pace is outstanding. You could easily listen to this in one day!
Narrator Review: Any day that I can listen to a new Lorelei King narration is a good day! King is a pro when it comes to Janet Evanovich’s writing style and characters. She expresses emotions, character quirks and action perfectly while helping these characters come to life.
Disclosure: I purchased this audiobook from Audible.com.