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Deadly Stakes Audiobook

Deadly Stakes: Ali Reynolds, Book 8

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.
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Publisher's Summary

A thrilling mystery from New York Times best-selling 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.

©2013 J.A. Jance; 2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 04-01-13
    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Plot line started out well"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, because the plot catches the reader in the beginning, and by the time it becomes predictable, the reader is intrigued enough by the characters to find out how it ends.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. A. Jance again?

    Not one of my favorite authors.


    Which character – as performed by Karen Ziemba – was your favorite?

    Ali


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    An average mystery, not thrilling; easy to put down then pick up again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donald 03-25-13
    Donald 03-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "The "Stakes" were cooked to perfection"
    What made the experience of listening to Deadly Stakes the most enjoyable?

    I thought the story was well crafted, the action just right, the descriptions visual, and the characters alive. The production and narration were excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deadly Stakes?

    When the kid discovers the lady out in the middle of nowhere. The author effectively painted the picture in vivid detail and communicated the angst of the discovery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 03-25-13
    Angela 03-25-13
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    "Weak, predictable story"
    Would you try another book from J. A. Jance and/or Karen Ziemba?

    Karen Ziemba is an excellent narrator.


    What was most disappointing about J. A. Jance’s story?

    The story was very weak and predictable. I do not understand why this book got so many good reviews. It was very Lifetime TV 3 a.m. material.


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    Becky 03-25-13
    Becky 03-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not quite up to standard"

    A little disappointed in this book. Usually can't wait for the next Ali book,but this one was a little off her usual standards.

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    Janice 03-11-13
    Janice 03-11-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Starts off slow, but ends with a bang!"
    What did you love best about Deadly Stakes?

    The twists kept me guessing!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ali of course, with all her resources.


    What about Karen Ziemba’s performance did you like?

    She did an excellent job.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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