After the sudden death of her ex-husband Brian, Lauren helps Brian's much-younger widow, Jessica, arrange the funeral and settle his affairs. But Lauren gets much more than she bargained for when information comes to light about Brian's shady business deals with his old college friend Jordan Connors and the crime lord Jorge Arena, jeopardizing Brian's estate and throwing the women into the world of high-stakes illegal gambling.
Offering insight into the workings of the judicial system, the FBI, and the underworld, this fast-paced and explosive novel is filled with intrigue. The three females live in terror and fight not only for their lives but for their due, unaware of the horror awaiting them from a man they once loved and who wronged them all for the sake of greed. In addition to the circumstances they face, the bombshell ending is completely unexpected.
Miller populates her novel with truly dynamic female characters ... The suspense increases as villains target the heroic trio, and Lauren gets a chance to display her lawyering skills when Jessica and Emily’s investigations gets them in legal trouble. Intermittent flashbacks, centered on Brian, prove superfluous, as readers already know what he’s done—and witnessing his questionable behavior firsthand adds nothing new to the story. A tense novel with three remarkable main characters.
...overly ambitious ... A surfeit of subplots touch on such matters as weapons smuggling, money laundering, internet gambling, the Mafia, sex and drug addiction, and a corrupt congressman. Readers will struggle to stay interested in the fates of the book’s stock characters.