It’s my absolute pleasure to welcome you to my stop on the Blog Blitz for The Doomsday Girl by Dave Stanton. I’d like to thank Sarah Hardy at Bloodhound Books for inviting me onto the Blitz and for providing an ARC. Let’s go check it out…….
The Doomsday Girl is the 6th book in the Dan Reno series, and I really hope there’s more to come as I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all 6 of these this year. High in action with booze, bad guys, girls and drugs, these books are a really easy read that had me flying through them in no time at all.
Sticking with the P.I side if things rather than his other Bounty Hunter side line, Dan Reno (as in no problemo) finds himself hired to investigate the murder of a woman’s husband and the abduction of their child. The investigative angle is really taken up a notch from the previous books, to the extent that each book just gets better and better.
I’m a huge fan of the location of this series as, while all based around the glitzy world of gambling in Nevada, Stanton always makes a point of taking us on a journey through the seedier parts of town that the average person may not witness when they visit the area.
Also back in the mix is Reno’s partner in crime Cody Gibbons. An absolute bear of a man who is not immune from making some huge mistakes in his personal life (normally with the help of some booze!!). If you are a fan of James Lee Burke then think Clete Purcel, and you get an idea of what you are in store for. So with Cody and Dan on the hunt, you just know that the fireworks will come at some point, and they certainly don’t disappoint when they do. I’m not sure how many lives these two have but they must be running short! Either way, it makes for cracking entertainment and a great read.
All in all, I’m delighted to have had the chance to read all 6 books in the series, and I really do hope that Stanton has plans to extend this. They have been consistently action packed and The Doomsday Girl is no exception. A highly entertaining read and one that I can heartily recommend.
Melanie Jordan’s life seemed perfect. Until masked intruders arrive at her house, demanding gold she doesn’t have.
A savage blow to the head puts her in a coma and when Melanie regains consciousness, she learns her husband has been murdered and her ten-year-old daughter is missing.
Private Eye Dan Reno begins investigating, but nothing about the case makes sense. Was there gold at the house or wasn’t there? Was Melanie’s husband hiding something? And what happened to Melanie’s daughter?
To complicate things, the case leads to Las Vegas, where Reno’s loose-cannon friend, Cody Gibbons, is trying to repair his relationship with his college-aged daughter, an intern with Las Vegas P.D.
When clues implicate Russian mobsters and a mysterious African illegal, Reno tries to stay in the shadows, but once the criminals feel the noose tightening, they raise the stakes to a deadly level.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1960, Dave Stanton moved to Northern California in 1961. He attended San Jose State University and received a BA in journalism in 1983. Over the years, he worked as a bartender, newspaper advertising salesman, furniture mover, debt collector, and technology salesman. He has two children, Austin and Haley, and lives with his wife, Heidi, in San Jose, California.
Stanton is the author of six novels, all featuring private investigator Dan Reno and his ex-cop buddy, Cody Gibbons.