Stephanie Plum is probably not the world’s greatest bounty hunter, but she knows when she’s being played. Ken Globovic (aka Gobbles), hailed as being the Supreme Exalted Zookeeper in the animal house referred to as Zeta fraternity, has become arrested for beating the dean of students at Kiltman College. Gobbles has missed his court date and gone into hiding. People have seen him on campus, but no-one will talk. Things just aren’t accumulated, and Stephanie can’t shake the impression that something funny is taking place at the college—and it also’s besides Zeta fraternity pranks.
As almost as much as people love Gobbles, they hate Doug Linken. When Linken is gunned down in their backyard it’s good riddance, along with the list of possible murder suspects is long. The only people that care about finding Linken’s killer are Trenton cop Joe Morelli, who continues to be assigned the way it is, security expert Ranger, who was simply hired to safeguard Linken, and Stephanie, who’s got her eye using a cash prize and hopefully has some tricks up her sleeve.