Las Vegas Crime: A Gripping Mystery Thriller

Narrated by: Gwendolyn Druyor
Series: Baxter and Holt Series, Book 3
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What happens here, stays here.

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 US. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re searching for a missing girl and the ruthless killers who snatched her.

The girl: gone.

A teenage girl is boldly kidnapped from her school, minutes after her mother dropped her off. While a frenzied search begins, bringing together the entire police force of the city that never sleeps, for Detectives Baxter and Holt, this isn’t a crime like any other - it is personal. 

The crime: audacious.

Stakes have never been higher, inside and outside the exclusive casino walls, where only the richest few dare to venture. Innocent lives are mere gambling chips, thrown on the table and lost with a nonchalant shrug in pursuit of the endgame strategy: total control of the city. For the man with such unbounded ambition, no price is too high, no gamble too risky. Rien ne va plus but murder.

The choice: impossible.

Detective Holt is faced with an inconceivable decision: Sacrifice everything he holds sacred or jeopardize the life of an innocent girl. But the man holding all the cards in this game of life and death isn’t willing to negotiate; he’s only willing to kill. 

In Las Vegas, few things end well.

Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their secret plans.

If you’re a fan of James Patterson, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and Robert Dugoni, you’ll be enthralled by this riveting, entertaining mystery thriller that will keep you listening until the break of dawn.

Audiobooks by Leslie Wolfe: All the titles are stand-alone, regardless of series; think Costco, not IKEA. This is a ride you won’t want to miss! 

Baxter and Holt series:

  • Las Vegas Girl
  • Casino Girl
  • Las Vegas Crime

Tess Winnett series:

  • Dawn Girl
  • The Watson Girl
  • Glimpse of Death
  • Taker of Lives
  • Self-Standing Novels 
  • Stories Untold

Alex Hoffmann series:

  • Executive
  • Devil’s Move
  • The Backup Asset
  • The Ghost Pattern
  • Operation Sunset
©2018 Leslie Wolfe (P)2018 Leslie Wolfe

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Intriguing

Leslie Wolfe continues to thrill readers with another hard hitting psychological thriller featuring flawed characters who sometimes struggle to do the right thing. As in previous books, "Las Vegas Crime" moves quickly and pulls the reader into the story from the first page, and keeps the reader involved by maintaining the level of action and suspense to the end.
Overall, the reader did a nice job; however, It seemed all members of the criminal element had a rather poorly done Mafioso type accent, which O found somewhat annoying.

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Las Vegas Crime

I was on the edge of my seat. Such an intense story!

This was my first Leslie Wolfe book, and I can’t wait to check out more. Her writing style kept me engaged and I just couldn’t put it down.

I have listened to quite a few of Gwendolyn Druyor’s narrations, and I’m never disappointed.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great story

Really enjoyed the characters. Good storytelling by both the author and narrator. Looking forward to more.

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Action packed

Love the female main character, and looking forward to more of the adventures. Highly recommend this book

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Nonstop action, timely themes

Six months ago I had never heard of Leslie Wolfe. Now after listening to her three books, I sure hope the Baxter/Holt series will continue.

I'm 77 and have been legally blind for four years. I listen to MANY books each month but don't recall a series set in the seamy underside of Las Vegas.

These books are tough and graphic, but deal with real-world problems such as human trafficking, drug cartyels, amongst other burgeoning problems.

My only real complaint is about the way Lesley Baxter, one if the two main characters, is played. She is supposedly a transplanted Brit working fir the Las Vegas P.D. The female narrative is in an American voice, but Lesley sometimes sounds English. This left me somewhat confused for the first two books, but this one wasn't quite as bad. I still think the transitionb between dialectsus somewhat confusing.

I do hope Holt and Baxter will return in a fourth book. This odd-duck team has is well delineated. They certainly add an bit of vigilante justice to traditional law enorcement!

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Las Vegas crime was a good story and believable hi thank you for letting me listen to you book

The story what is excellent The reading of the book was great she You could believe what you were telling the book that it seem like you were there I look forward to reading your other story
Thank you very much

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This book punches you in the face at the get!

At the beginning this story drags you kicking and screaming into the world of the Las Vegas human trafficking. Seriously, not for the faint of heart.

Love the grit and gore of this intense story and Baxter does not disappoint with her strength and intellect.

Wolfe does not create Holt as a simpering parent, no he is intense and keeps his wits.

If you love fast-paced, intense storyline, then read this book.

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Terrific story

Another great story by Wolfe. Loved challenging of Baxter and Holt's capabilities. Looking forward to the next one.

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Gripping

This is the first audiobook that I have listened to. The story was gripping. The narrative was well-paced and the reader was easily understood. I do wish she could have done a little better with her accents for different characters. However, she truly brought the story to life.

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LasVegas crime

I've never read any books by this author, having said that I found it to be very a good experience

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  • Julie
  • 01-05-19

Hold on tight for a gripping thriller

!!!! WOW !!!!!!
Great writer and great narrator = Ellexcent team and a must have audio book.

This is the third Baxter and Holt book and even though I enjoyed the other two this is by far my favourite. It has everything you could want in a story- good guy you love to love and bad guys you love to hate, computer side kicks and even FBI agents.
Baxter once again has to channel her dark side and brake some rules when her partners daughter is kidnapped. Heads need to be smashed and bones broken, as well as a sick killer to be caught. This killer might keep you up at night not because it went into graphic details, it was just the thought of what he does with his victims. I would still recommend the book though and the nice thing is you don't need to have read the other books first but if you are going to read this one you might as well

Gwendolyn is one a my favourite narrator's and with this book she proves why. So much emotion and characters portrayed by one voice is amazing and makes an excellent story very enjoyable.

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  • miss
  • 07-25-20

fantastic

wow what a fantastic audiobook from author Leslie Wolfe and narrator Gwendolyn Druyor. I'll be looking for more in this series xxxxxxxx

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  • LeMiliere
  • 02-19-19

Dark and Compelling Listening

This story is more personal for both Laura and Holt than any of the others because this is about what happens when Holt's daughter is kidnapped. Holt stops acting like the rational cop we know him to be and does things which technically/legally are wrong but he does them anyway to try to save his daughter.

As well as the kidnapping we have a story about bodies of young girls turning up in the desert, all implanted with mico tracking chips, all have been brutally raped and left for dead. This is the case Laura is working on when Holt goes rogue, but this case is closely linked to the kidnapping and it's not long before Laura too is working outside the lines.

This book moves along at an incredibly fast pace, the storyline reaches out at grabs your attention and has some great characters some working to help Laura and Holt and others who feel that this time they have gone too far. I was on the edge of my seat all the way through this book. This story's intriguing plot has great attention to detail and best of all we get to see more of Laura and Holt's work, both together and apart, as they strive to stop these terrible crimes. The characters are well-written and well-rounded, and due to the well-illustrated scenes, I felt like I was right there in the story.

I was engrossed and involved from the very beginning, the story flowed effortlessly and with ease. Leslie Wolf has given us plenty of non-stop action in this gripping page-turner with twists and turns that I for one didn’t see coming.

The narration is wonderfully done by the very talented Gwendolyn Druyor her inflections are perfect and every single character is distinctive. I especially love her super smooth English accent when she is Laura.

I should warn you and say that this is a very dark storyline and because of the attention to detail, some people might find it a little too dark. Personally, I felt that it was very well done letting us the listener/reader know how evil these people were without going too far.

I was given a copy of this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing this review.

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  • Miss Linda Garrett
  • 02-11-19

Enjoyable

Enjoyable. This is my first audible book, therefore not too sure what to expect, enjoyed it.

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  • Lolah
  • 02-05-19

Highly recommended!

I'd read this crime thriller before listening to the audiobook, but Gwendolyn Druyor does such an excellent job bringing the story to life, it felt like I was experiencing it for the first time. Full of drama, action, and more twists and turns than an English country lane, this is a brilliant book that I'd highly recommend - whether in book or audiobook form - to all fans of the author and of crime thrillers generally.
NB I received a complimentary copy of this book, but I always give an HONEST review based wholly on my own opinions

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  • Dannisa
  • 03-14-19

Couldn’t put it down!

Great story, well written and read. Stayed up late to finish it in one day.