Author: Patricia Loofborrow
Published: October 2016
NO ONE IS AS THEY SEEM …
While the villain Frank Pagliacci has been defeated, all is not well in Bridges. The Four Families accuse each other of spying while Red Dog attacks escalate. Aristocratic jewel merchant Dame Anastasia Louis, styling herself “The Queen of Diamonds,” hires her long-time friend, private eye Jacqueline Spadros, to collect from her debtors so she can leave the city.
But Jacqui can’t leave David Bryce’s kidnapping and the murders of her teenage informants unpunished. Convinced that her mortal enemy, the madman “Black Jack” Diamond, was complicit in the crimes, she pursues ways to prove it. The scoundrel and his crew, however, seem to be one step ahead: the terrifying man in white is seen outside David’s home, forged letters are appearing across the city, and merchants in the Spadros quadrant report threats from a man who fits his description.
Jacqui is warned of a plot against her life. Those who try to warn Jacqui are murdered, and evidence emerges that Jacqui’s mother is next on the list. With time running out, Jacqui is forced to make a horrifying choice.
Someone will surely die. Will it be Jacqui, or her mother?
Second book of the series, Patricia still know her work. The same level as first book. Super!
Cover is stunning! It doesn’t overwhelmed reader, and make you curious what is inside the book.
Here Jacqui has to deal with one of Diamond’s – get evidences for his deeds in the past. We follow Jacqui in her mission (like in first book).
Everything in this book has it’s place (nothing come like in blink without reason that were written earlier or further in te book). Events are well described that made me think i was in the middle of it!
I can tell i’m not a huge fan of these kind of books, but here I LOVE IT!
This book has a little slower pace then first one, but still twists were like in some old castles (i thought abut GoT n that parts).
I recommend this book to people who like: first person; independent women in mans world; fast paced story; elements of mistery.