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Review: Double Strike by Gretchen Archer


Double Strike


Davis Way Mystery, #3
Gretchen Archer



Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Date of Publication: October 21, 2014
Number of pages: 260
Cover Artist: Fayette Terlouw

 

 

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Bellissimo Resort and Casino Super Spy Davis Way knows three things: Cooking isn't a prerequisite for a happy marriage, don't trust men who look like David Hasselhoff, and money doesn't grow on Christmas trees. None of which help when a storm hits the Gulf a week before the most anticipated event in Bellissimo history: the Strike It Rich Sweepstakes. Securing the guests, staff, and property might take a stray bullet. Or two.

Bellissimo Resort and Casino Super Spy Davis Way has three problems: She's desperate to change her marital status, she has a new boss who speaks in hashtags, and Bianca Sanders has confiscated her clothes. All of which bring on a headache hot enough to spark a fire. Solving her problems means stealing a car. From a dingbat lawyer.

Bellissimo Resort and Casino Super Spy Davis Way has three goals: Keep the Sanders family out of prison, regain her footing in her relationship, and find the genius who wrote the software for futureGaming. One of which, the manhunt one, is iffy. Because when Alabama hides someone, they hide them good.

DOUBLE STRIKE. A VIP invitation to an extraordinary high-stakes gaming event, as thieves, feds, dance instructors, shady bankers, kidnappers, and gold waiters go all in. #Don'tMissIt

I was super excited to see this book on Netgalley.  I recently read Double Whammy and Double Dip, books 1 & 2 in the Davis Way series and absolutely loved them. Davis Way is this unique character in a unique job.  Because she works undercover security for the casino, she is constantly doing different jobs, donning disguises and getting into all kinds of strange predicaments.

Double disasters strikes on the day before Davis and Bradley Cole are to be married. They have the families gathered, but a storm hits the Gulf Coast and there is damage to the Sander's residence and all of Bianca's things. Oh yeah, and it turns out that Davis and her ex-ex husband aren't so ex.  With a brand new Super Sweepstakes event happening, Bianca on the war path, and divorce papers to be corrected, Davis has her hands full.

As is typical with these books, there is so much more going on than what is on the surface. There are conspiracies within plots within plans within scams and what you thought was going on is just the tip of the iceberg. Thankfully Davis is just cagey and canny enough to get to the bottom of it.

All the favorites secondary characters are back and even a few new ones are added in.  Now normally I am not big on a cliffhanger, but this one ended with a shocking announcement that will have me keeping my eye out for the next installment. Loved this - 5 stars.

Source: http://judy-ree.blogspot.com/2014/10/review-double-strike-by-gretchen-archer.html