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Book Review

Dead Man's Hand
by Luke Murphy

#1 in Calvin Watters Mystery

Category:  Suspense

Average Rating:  4.0

What happens when the deck is stacked against you...?

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas police, finds him to be the perfect fall guy.

...and the cards don't fall your way?

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last 12 years.

What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?

Against his superiors and better judgement, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.


[2019-11-21 14:31:55]

Rating:  4

This is a great debut novel introducing some very compelling characters and a promising new series. The story is seriously suspenseful and complete. No cliffhanger, although it's set up for another book in the series.

Conner Goff is an excellent choice to narrate this audiobook, and hopefully the series. I caught a couple of "retakes" that should have been edited out, but both the production and performance are quite satisfactory.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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