This was one of my favorite Plum books in a while. It is full of things blowing up, Stephanie getting into scrapes and all characters working at their full potential. Eighteen books in you do wonder what if anything will ever change. Will she ever pick between Morelli and Ranger? Will either of them ever just move on because she won't? I think I've just accepted this series the same way I accepted Scooby Doo when I was 8. It's basically the same story over and over again, well done and highly entertaining, not to be taken seriously.