Her Deadly Game by Robert Dugoni | Book Review

“Greed causes people to do things they wouldn’t ordinarily do, and to turn a blind eye,” he said. “So long as people are making money, these types of scams will not go away.”

Keera Duggan was building a solid reputation as a Seattle prosecutor, until her romantic relationship with a senior colleague ended badly. For the competitive former chess prodigy, returning to her family’s failing criminal defence law firm to work for her father is the best shot she has. With the right moves, she hopes to restore the family’s reputation, her relationship with her father, and her career.

Keera’s chance to play in the big leagues comes when she’s retained by Vince LaRussa, an investment adviser accused of murdering his wealthy wife. There’s little hard evidence against him, but considering the couple’s impending and potentially nasty divorce, LaRussa faces life in prison. The prosecutor is equally challenging: Miller Ambrose, Keera’s former lover, who’s eager to destroy her in court on her first homicide defence.

As Keera and her team follow the evidence, they uncover a complicated and deadly game that’s more than Keera bargained for. When shocking information turns the case upside down, Keera must decide between her duty to her client, her family’s legacy, and her own future.6. Her Deadly GameBeing a big fan of the author’s Tracy Crosswhite series and Charles Jenkins series, his new novel was hard to pass up.

Keera’s father, Patrick Duggan, is an alcoholic, as a result of which his law firm has suffered greatly.  She needs this case to prove herself after her affair with Ambrose, and to bring Patrick Duggan and Associates back to its former glory.

Family dynamics play a key role with Keera’s eldest sister, Ella, now managing the firm, and middle sister, Maggie, tasked with admin jobs which makes her feel underutilised.

A former chess prodigy trained by her father, Keera uses the game to unwind as well as strategize. She plays online against anonymous opponents and as the game of chess is played out, each move planned, Keera applies it to her courtroom tactics to understand her opponent.

The trial in court lead by Keera, with Patsy Duggan in second chair, draws from the author’s own experience as an attorney. The investigation on the Vince LaRussa case and the unravelling of the mystery is thick with tension, the nail biting suspense steadily building up. I enjoyed the wild goose chase which, despite the many characters, the author ties up in a fabulous thriller.

JP Harrison, the firm’s private investigator is one of those characters who immediately become your favourite with his sharp mind and confident style.

You can see this is poised to become the next big Robert Dugoni series centred around courtroom drama. Seeing the familiar names from the Seattle PD team in the Tracy Crosswhite series, dare I dream of a Keera Duggan-Tracy Crosswhite cross-over?

Part courtroom thriller, part crime procedural, and part family drama, this has all the ingredients to hook you. And once you read a Robert Dugoni thriller, you’re always hungry for more.

Her Deadly Game by Robert Dugoni. Due to be published on 28th March 2023 by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. This ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer.

Book 6 of 2023.

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About Photo: With the significance of chess in this novel, I decided to make a chess set in papercraft.
These chess pieces are made with origami and the chess board is made by weaving strips of paper in a plain weave. The project uses 80gsm paper in black and white colours.
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About the Author: Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite series, which has sold more than eight million books worldwide. He is also the author of the bestselling Charles Jenkins espionage series, the David Sloane legal thriller series as well as several stand-alone novels including The 7th Canon, Damage Control, and the literary novel, The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell – Suspense Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year, for which Dugoni’s narration won an AudioFile Earphones Award, He has also written a nonfiction exposé The Cyanide Canary, a Washington Post Best Book of the Year.
Dugoni is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction and a three-time winner of the Friends of Mystery Spotted Owl Award for best novel set in the Pacific Northwest. He is also a two-time finalist for the International Thriller Award, and a finalist for the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, the Silver Falchion Award for mystery, and the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award.
Robert Dugoni’s books are sold in more than twenty-five countries and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Several of his novels have been optioned for movies and television series.
You can reach him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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