members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and
most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the
middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual
visitors, they’re hunting for a killer.
girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala
Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele.
Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last
seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight to an
the roulette table, and the players are hot-blooded. Among them, a
stone-cold killer watches, waits, and kills without leaving a single
trace of evidence. Rien ne va plus but death.
murder, and it doesn’t stop with Crystal’s demise. Anyone who
threatens to expose the killer’s identity will soon find they’re
and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their
“A Gripping Las Vegas Thriller” is the second book that follows detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt who are members of Las Vegas’ Metro Police Department.
Casino Girl has them following into the murder of an 18-year old exotic dancer, Crystal, that delves into high stakes gambling to include murder. The dynamics between Laura and Jack are well-written and they make for an amazing detective team; the comradery and trust along with their own secrets make these two characters very interesting for me. As they hunt between the layers of the murder and powerful people involved, the author keeps you guessing the entire time. The number of suspects keeps increasing along with sub-plots in this twist of thriller and suspense. Sub-plots even include separate investigations into one of them (no spoilers here) being a dirty cop!
Very well thought out vivid writing by Leslie Wolfe! Highly recommend even if you haven’t read the first book in this series, Las Vegas Girl; can easily be read as a standalone in my opinion. Ready to read the third now, Las Vegas Crime!
traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong
women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up
by extensive background research in technology and psychology.
growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s
most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of
a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his
actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.
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