Paul Faraday made a big mistake and he blamed it all on himself. He and his wife came to the city in the desert where he took a job as controller of the Desert Dreams Hotel and Casino and he had an affair with his secretary, Darla, causing his wife to storm out of their mansion furiously jealous.
Now Anna was missing; kidnapped.
He would not have the opportunity to make any more mistakes.
The kidnapper, a man calling himself The Fixer, saw to that. Paul and his wife were murdered in retaliation for another mistake Paul Faraday had made, one he didn’t even know about. The fixer was seeking revenge for his son’s death.
The fixer wasn’t done yet. He has a Vendetta.
Tina Munroe works catching cheaters at the Oasis Hotel and Casino. Between the hours she works at the steady Casino job she works for Bernie Phillips, a private investigator.
Her boss as the casino, Billy “Hutch” Hutchins is The Fixer’s next target.
Pulled by a sense of protectiveness over her old friend, The Fixer’s next target, Tina is drawn deeper into the mystery of The Fixer. Everyone becomes a suspect, including Lex Bruenner who Tina finds herself unavoidably attracted to.
As Tina gets closer to the truth she puts herself into deeper scrapes and those around her in greater danger, digging herself deeper into the darker underground world behind the Casinos and into The Fixer’s path.
The truth has to lie somewhere in the one thing Hutch and Faraday had in common, running casinos and living submerged in the gambling world. The question is whether Tina can find The Fixer’s identity before he kills her or someone else close to her.
At times Nancy A Niles’ Vendetta has the feel of the old style gumshoe, but with a big twist – the stereotypical private eye hero is a woman. You can’t help but like Tina Munroe as you find yourself rooting for her as you wonder how she’s going to get out of this jam she’s in.