While chasing down the usual cast of miscreants and weirdos, Stephanie discovers that a crazed woman is stalking her.The woman dresses in black, carries a 9mm Glock, and has a bad attitude and a mysterious connection to dark and dangerous Carlos Manoso, street name, Ranger. The action turns deadly serious, and Stephanie goes from hunting skips to hunting a murderer. 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 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?