Deadly Stakes

Deadly Stakes

Book - 2013
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A thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance starring Ali Reynolds, who finds herself working against the police to clear two innocent names...with deadly stakes.

In Deadly Stakes , police academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is contacted to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of a woman accused of the crime. Lynn Martinson is dating the dead woman's ex-husband, and she and her boyfriend Chip Ralston have been charged.

Ali is simultaneously drawn to the case of A.J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own. He's the first to find the body in the Camp Verde desert when he goes to retrieve a mysterious buried box hidden by his absent father-a box that turns out to be filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars in poker chips.

When the body of an ex-con is discovered near the first crime scene, Ali struggles to determine if A.J. and Lynn's cases are related. Though her friends in the police department grow increasingly irritated by her involvement with the cases, Ali must stop a deadly killer from claiming another victim...before she herself is lost in this game of deadly stakes.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2013
ISBN: 9781451628685
Characteristics: 290 p. ; 24 cm.


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Apr 26, 2016

Another great book featuring Ali Reynolds. I found this author about a year ago and have enjoyed every book I've read. This is a fairly quick read and I would definitely recommend it.

Nov 25, 2015

Ali grows and changes in this series, which like all of Jance's series, can be read on their own but are much more enjoyable read in order. Many of the other regulars are back too. Several subplots in this one require careful attention, but the reader always knows that, in Jance's trademark way, they'll come together in the end. And they do, in a most satisfying way. Ali's personal life has a satisfying conclusion here, too, one that leads into the next book.

Mar 19, 2014

A lot of story lines going on. But, of course, it all comes together in the end.

Mar 13, 2014

A pretty good installment in the series. I listened to it rather than reading. It was slow at times but had some action at the end. Ali and B flit around trying to nail a killer while staying in high buck hotels, driving expensive cars and using the occasional helicopter when needed. Ali's a bit at loose ends. She's not a reporter, not a cop, I'm interested to see whether she decides to become a PI or what. Regardless, she did make one big life decision at the end of this book.

LaughingOne Apr 12, 2013

J.A. Jance is one of my favourie mystery authors. She has three series going; the books within each series build upon the ones before, so it is important to read them in order if you want to read the stories as they grow over time. This series with Ali Reynolds is set in Arizona and has a protagonist I admire. This is a fast read but, as always, satisfying. Enjoy!

Mar 11, 2013

J. A. Jance has, as always, given me another satisfying read.

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