First a stranger appears while chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.
Then, the stranger reveals her secrets. The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso...street name, Ranger.
Next, somebody dies. The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer.
Soon, the chase is on. Ranger needs Stephanie for more reasons than he can say. And now the two are working together to find a killer, rescue a missing child, and stop a lunatic from raising the body count. When Stephanie Plum and Ranger get too close for comfort, vice cop Joe Morelli, her on-again, off-again boyfriend, steps in.
Will the ticking clock stop at the stroke of twelve,or will a stranger in the wind find a way to stop Stephanie Plum....forever?