Title: Cash Plays (Seven of Spades Book 3)
Author: Cordelia Knightsbridge
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Murder / Mystery, Law Enforcement
Release Date: October 23, 2017
Page Count: 304
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Read book blurb here
Wow, we are three books into the Seven of Spades series, and it just keeps on getting better and better. Levi and Dominic are returning from their first vacation together and their relationship is going well, even though they kick the ever-living-crap out of each other occasionally at the gym to burn off steam when Levi's anger gets the best of him. "He [Levi] tended not to handle emotional stress well - or at all - and his two main coping mechanisms were sex and violence." Dominic meets the parents, and in watching his mother and Dominic cook together,
Still standing by the doorway, Levi sucked in a breath as the sharpest, sweetest pain he'd even known clutched at his chest and lanced through his core. The sudden swell of emotion was so overwhelming that he had to take a few seconds to catch his bearings before he cleared his throat and said 'I'm home.'But soon Dominic catches a missing person case that places him smack dab in the middle of his addiction, while Levi continues to spar with the Seven of Spades as they continue their killing spree, escalating into increasing violence.
There's a new FBI profiler on board - Rohan Chaudhary - and a new crisis involving the Las Vegas crime families and everything comes to a head in a dramatic conclusion that left me awed and amazed at Kingsbridge's skill in moving her characters around this complex tapestry of murder and revenge.
Cash Plays is satisfying in so darn many ways. Kingsbridge strings us along with the illusive Seven of Spades killer, and introduces the possibility of a secondary character being the SOS (someone I had suspected from the very beginning) and then clears them ... or does she? She adds a layer with the FBI profiler who seems very interested in both Levi and Dominic, both personally and professionallly. There's a complex game of deadly activities involving the Slavic Collection, Los Avispones, the Parks crime family and a newcomer calling Utopia. And above all, there's Levi and Dominic - both damaged, dangerous men who find a sort of salvation with one another - and a relationship that hangs by a thread. I highly recommend this series! 5 stars.