Saturday, March 31, 2018

Las Vegas Girl

Book: Las Vegas Girl
Author: Leslie Wolfe

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.

The crime: audacious

In a glamorous Las Vegas hotel, in front of hundreds of witnesses and under the lenses of countless video surveillance cameras, a young girl is brutally murdered. What promises to be a quick and easy investigation soon becomes a nightmare. The most recorded crime in Vegas is missing one key protagonist, the killer.

The forensics: stupefying

A crime-scene fingerprint unleashes dozens of unsettling questions instead of providing answers. Was this a murder for hire? In the politically-charged case, the scenario seems plausible; the victim’s secret life could’ve been the obstacle in an ambitious politician’s path. As the investigation unspools the well-concealed secrets surrounding the girl’s life, Baxter and Holt attract the attention of someone desperate to keep history’s terrible secrets buried.

The truth: shocking

A testimony from beyond the grave turns into a death warrant for the two unrelenting detectives. While they expose a connection with the victim’s distant past that could hold the key to catching her killer, they must learn to rely on each other to survive.

Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their darkest secrets. -Goodreads
Review: Another fun thriller! My favorite thing about this book? The detectives themselves. Laura Baxter and Jack Holt are assigned to the homicide of a young woman thrown off an interior balcony at a strip hotel. The catch? The victim's sister is marrying a powerful politician. Another catch? Baxter and Holt are both on probation of sorts and need to follow the letter of the law to close this case. But Baxter and Holt? They both like to operate in the gray area to get things done, so following the rules isn't exactly their MO. I found this fast paced, engaging and I hope another book is written to make this a series. I did feel like I was reading a screen play at times and could easily see this as a tv series or movie. 

Grade: 4/5

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