Deadly Stakes: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 5, 2013 - Fiction - 290 pages
16 Reviews
A thrilling mystery from New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance starring Ali Reynolds, who finds herself working against the police to clear two innocent names…with deadly stakes.

In Deadly Stakes, police academy-trained former reporter Ali Reynolds is contacted to investigate the grisly murder of a gold-digging divorcee on behalf of a woman accused of the crime. Lynn Martinson is dating the dead woman’s ex-husband, and she and her boyfriend Chip Ralston have been charged.

Ali is simultaneously drawn to the case of A.J. Sanders, a frightened teen with secrets of his own. He’s the first to find the body in the Camp Verde desert when he goes to retrieve a mysterious buried box hidden by his absent father—a box that turns out to be filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars in poker chips.

When the body of an ex-con is discovered near the first crime scene, Ali struggles to determine if A.J. and Lynn’s cases are related. Though her friends in the police department grow increasingly irritated by her involvement with the cases, Ali must stop a deadly killer from claiming another victim…before she herself is lost in this game of deadly stakes.
  

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Review: Deadly Stakes (Ali Reynolds #8)

User Review  - Susan Oleksiw - Goodreads

Gemma Ralston has divorced her physician husband, which has assured her financial future, and is now ready for some fun. Not long after she tapes an introduction for an online dating sight, however ... Read full review

Review: Deadly Stakes (Ali Reynolds #8)

User Review  - Marilyn Groves - Goodreads

Not sure, but this may be the first Ali Reynolds book I've read. I like the main Character - a former reporter who has completed the police academy and is waiting for an opening. I like her boyfriend ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
20
Section 4
32
Section 5
36
Section 6
41
Section 7
50
Section 8
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
232
Section 28
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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About the author (2013)

J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ali Reynolds series, the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, as well as four interrelated Southwestern thrillers featuring the Walker family. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Brisbee, Arizona, Jance and her husband live in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona. Visit her online at JAJance.com.

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