I read JP O’Donnell’s second Gallagher book, Deadly Codes last month and reviewed it here. Fatal Gamble is the first in the series. While I wish I had read this one first, both are good stand-alone stories. Gallagher is a very likeable person and puts all his effort into whatever case he is working on. Unfortunately, that can lead to trouble for him and those close to him. In this story, he gets mixed up with crooked politicians, the Las Vegas underworld, and cops who want him to stay out of their way. O’Donnell keeps the reader’s interest well as Gallagher searches for clues. There are no huge surprises but lots of action and tense moments as Gallagher races to solve the mystery before the killers decide he’s next on their list. Mr. O’Donnell is currently working on book three of the Gallagher series and I look forward to reading it.
ISBN: 978-0-595-51409-0Publisher: iUniverse
Fatal Gamble is also available as a free audio book at http://www.podiobooks.com/ .
I received a complimentary copy of this book from JP O’Donnell.