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#2 in Baxter And Holt
Category: Modern Detective Mystery
Average Rating: 4.0
In Las Vegas, secrets are deadly.
Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are members of the elite Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they're hunting for a killer.
When a beautiful, young girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele. Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight to an unknown destination.
The stakes are high at the roulette table, and the players are hot-blooded. Among them, a stone cold killer watches, waits, and kills without leaving a single trace of evidence. Rien ne va plus but death.
The name of the game is murder, and it doesn't stop with Crystal's demise. Anyone who threatens to expose the killer's identity will soon find they're being targeted.
In Las Vegas, secrets can kill.
Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their darkest secrets.
I wish I'd been able to review book 1 of this series before reviewing this one. I think there's some background of the main protagonists that I missed. But this is a very gripping mystery, and other than the obnoxious and unrealistic sexual tension between them, Baxter and Holt are compelling characters.
Gwendolyn Druyor expertly narrates this audiobook, voicing characters distinctly and appropriately without being overly melodramatic.
I hope to have the opportunity to review more books of this series in the future.
Note: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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