Wicked Business: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich
(Bantam Books, 2012, 299 pages)
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich is the second of the Lizzy and Diesel novels. The Lizzy and Diesel novels are set in Salem, MA. The book plots involve searching for stones that represent the seven deadly sins. In the first book, Wicked Appetite, the main characters, Lizzy and Diesel, are searching for the stone for gluttony. In Wicked Business, Lizzy and Diesel are searching for the stone which they believe was originally meant for true love, but has been corrupted into the stone for lust.
The Lizzy and Diesel books include several unusual characters. There is the adversary, Wulf, who has the ability to disappear in a cloud of smoke. There is Hatchet who is Wulf’s medieval minion. And, of course, there is Carl, the monkey who lives with Diesel and causes all manner of havoc.
Wicked Business is a quick read. The Wicked books are not my favorite series from Janet Evanovich, but I will continue to read them because they do provide a good laugh or two. If you are looking for a fast, light read with quirky characters, Wicked Business might be a good choice.