When Jack Roberts walks into the James & James Detective Agency, co-owner Alice James can hardly believe her luck. The body of Roberts’s daughter, Laura, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, was found just days before, bashed over the head and set ablaze in the Nevada desert. It is a horrific crime - and cracking it could mean big business for James & James. It’s a fledgling outfit, after all, formed by the oddest of crime-fighting couples: Jim Snow is a 40-something former Las Vegas homicide detective who quit the force to become a full-time poker player, and Alice James is a model-turned-cocktail waitress whose foray into casino security landed her in law enforcement. Together they are a force to be reckoned with…as long as Snow’s midlife crisis and their simmering chemistry don’t derail the case.
There’s no shortage of suspects to keep them busy; everyone, from the victim’s obsessive ex-boyfriend, her mentally unbalanced tenant, her temperamental roommate, her shady fiancé, and even her volatile father, is under suspicion. But can the partners do what the police couldn’t: solve the case quickly to please the client without compromising the truth? Witty, smart, and immensely entertaining, Ashes to Dust is a satisfying whodunit sure to please even the most hard-boiled of mystery fans.
©2011 Rex Kusler (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.