I hope that the book was better. At least with a book you can let your imagination do some work. In this case, the movie director has taken that advantage away from us. Women playing movie cops (or in this case bounty hunter) always seem to miss the mark over and over. Stephanie Plum knows she's going after the skip for a 50 thousand dollar commission. Yet she thinks high heals and silk blouse are appropriate attire. Even if as a novice in this business she surely should have had some warning from somewhere of what she would encounter, yet she has no weapon or handcuffs or even a plan for her own self defense. Even after she's been baptised by a seasoned veteran, she contiues with the high heals and silk blouses trying to look like a bad ass. As long as women have been in the real law enforcement world, I would expect by now that the movie world would begin to portray them with the reality necessary to do the job called for by the script. But no, we still need to see femininity chasing the scum of the earth through the depths of skid row and it's seedy population. Sorry, but that just doesn't work for me. As hot as she is to look at, this movie just makes Katherine Heigl look like a bumbling, incompetet fool. And by association, the movie degrades women and makes them look inferior to men. I wish I had something good to say about this movie, but it was so bad, I just couldn't see it through to the end.