(A Jake Hines Mystery)

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People tend to laugh a bit, usually out of embarrassment, when they're taken in by grifters and scam artists. But there's not much to laugh about in this fifth installment in the Jake Hines mystery series. A gang of scammers has descended on Rutherford, Minnesota. They have Jake and his team spinning in place, trying to follow a trail of dodging and deceit.

It stops being a game of catch-me-if-you-can, though, when the grifters’ leader turns up dead and Jake finds his own life on hold as every moment is devoted to preventing a murder from turning into a bloodbath.

With little energy left to deal with matters on the home front, Jake may be having trouble uncovering the truth about what's happening in his city, but he does learn that when it comes to hard bargaining and barter, his girlfriend, Trudy, possesses a surprising, and welcome, talent.

About Elizabeth Gunn

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Elizabeth Gunn is the author of the best-selling Jake Hines series of police procedurals set in Minnesota, where she grew up, and the Sarah Burke series set in Arizona, where she now lives. A long-time innkeeper with a taste for adventure, Elizabeth has lived everywhere and been a private pilot and a diver, as well as a writer. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona and climbs mountains for fun.
Published June 10, 2002 by Elizabeth Gunn. 256 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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of past and recent con artists, with an emphasis on the bodacious babe, the guy with a big nose, and the little girl who are currently working over local convenience stores and sloshed bar patrons.

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Gunn fashions a yarn as taut as a short story with all the tension of a clenched fist in her fifth Jake Hines police procedural, after last year's superb Six-Pound Walleye.

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