Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has a big problem. Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother Evelyn have disappeared - and estranged husband, Steven, shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. Finding a missing child is an unusual assignment, but as a favour to her parents'neighbour, Evelyn's grandmother, Stephanie agrees to follow the trail - and finds a lot more than she bargained for. The case is somehow linked to the very scary Eddie Abruzzi, Both cop Joe Morelli, Stephanie's on-again, off-again fiancé, and Ranger, her mentor and tormentor, have warned her about Abruzzi - but it's Abruzzi's soulless eyes and mannerisms that frighten her most. Stephanie needs Ranger's expertise, and she's willing to accept his help to find Annie even though it might mean getting too involved with him. Also with her are Lula (who's not going to miss the action) and Albert, Evelyn's almost-qualified lawyer (and Laundromat manager). The search turns out to be a race between Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Blonds'agent - a Rangerette know as Jeanne Ellen Burrows - and the Abruzzi crew. Not to mention the killer rabbit on the loose !