From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mara Jacobs comes Book 3 in the Anna Dawson mystery series.
My name is Anna Dawson, and I'm cured.
Famous last words.
It's been over twenty days since I placed my last bet. Jack Schiller and I are back together. Raymond Joseph is settling in to life in Vegas. Life is good.
Of course it couldn't last.
A golfing legend dies after playing poker with me and once again I become embroiled in one of Jack's cases. And it's one too many for him. He's done--and not just with me.
I try to protect Raymond's identity from being made public during the spectacle of the sports hero's death by offering up myself as a scapegoat. Life is getting pretty complicated... And then JoJo shows up.
What are the odds I make it out of this one alive?
*NOTE: The case is solved, the perpetrator caught, but there are a few threads that are continuing on through the next book and the series.
Books in the Anna Dawson series thus far:
1 - Against The Odds
2 - Against The Spread
3 – Against the Rules
About the Author
After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in advertising, Mara spent several years working at daily newspapers in advertising sales and production. This certainly prepared her for the world of deadlines!
She writes mysteries with romance, thrillers with romance, and romances with…well, you get it.
Forever a Yooper (someone who hails from Michigan's glorious Upper Peninsula), Mara now splits her time between the Copper Country, Las Vegas, and East Lansing, where she is better able to root on her beloved Spartans.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is my third book in this series and it was hard to put down each one before finishing. Cant wait for the fourth one. Ms Daeson is now one of my favorite authors. CB
I laughed out loud, I gasped out loud, I worried the whole darn time. Totally a page turner and highly recommended. Based in Vegas, Anna, the very self-aware heroine (as in, Anna is very aware of her fatal flaw) has developed a habit for being the center of attention in high profile murder investigations. Coincidence? Either way it’s a problem for the more morally astute, on-again-off-again hero, Jack (a homicide detective with a Bourbon issue). Surrounded by a gamut of ingenious characters all unique and holding true to themselves, the tangled web of being in cahoots with the underbelly of Vegas, while being in love with a law enforcement agent, and trying to tamp down an alter ego that really likes to come out and play, Anna’s predicaments will keep the reader engrossed and entertained.