Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte (Tara Holloway Series #2)
  • Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte (Tara Holloway Series #2)
  • Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte (Tara Holloway Series #2)

Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte (Tara Holloway Series #2)

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by Diane Kelly
     
 

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Hitting the books. Solving murders. Counting calories.

It’s all in a day’s work for Tara Holloway, the U.S. Treasury’s latest, greatest, soon-to-be-skinniest weapon against the biggest, richest tax cheats in the nation…

When she joined the Criminal Investigations Division, Tara knew she’d be investigating some very

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Hitting the books. Solving murders. Counting calories.

It’s all in a day’s work for Tara Holloway, the U.S. Treasury’s latest, greatest, soon-to-be-skinniest weapon against the biggest, richest tax cheats in the nation…

When she joined the Criminal Investigations Division, Tara knew she’d be investigating some very real crooks. Forget about waitresses hiding tips from the IRS or babysitters not declaring income! Tara and her partner, Eddie, are going after one of country’s richest, dirtiest felons. Being on a diet doesn’t help Tara’s mood much. Hopefully, by the time the investigation is over, she’ll be sitting somewhere in a string bikini, far, far away…

“PREPARE TO LAUGH YOUR ASSETS OFF.”—Jana DeLeon, author of the Ghost-in-Law mysteries

But first: Reality. Marcos Mendoza is a suspected loan shark with connections across the Mexican border. He’s never been accused of any crimes, yet his business associates have a history of disappearing…and resurfacing…in body bags. Will Tara risk life, limb, and the pursuit of filing a joint tax return with her maybe-serious boyfriend Brett? Fighting crime, like drinking a cup of coffee with low-fat milk and artificial sweetener, is often bittersweet…

“HUNTING DOWN TAX CHEATS HAS NEVER ADDED UP TO SO MUCH FUN!”—Robin Kaye, award-winning author of The Domestic Gods series

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The U.S. Treasury folks down in Texas take their white-collar crime investigations seriously, and this is no ordinary tax evasion case. Tara Holloway and her partner Eddie Bardin know that Mexican criminals are preying on local small business folks by blackmailing them into illegal money laundering schemes. The alternative is torturous death; Tara and Eddie know of one victim already. Additionally, one agent might have already been bribed into silence, but Tara begins to wonder if he is not innocent after all. Eddie pulls back from the investigation when his family is threatened, but Tara is not above going rogue. Hold your breath: Annie Oakley is on the loose. VERDICT It is hard not to notice a sexy CPA with a proclivity for weapons. Kelly's sophomore series title (after Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure) isn't cozy, but it has huge romance crossover appeal. With surprisingly dense financial trails and details, the story is not quite as light as the title suggests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312551278
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Series:
Tara Holloway Series, #2
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
190,509
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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