It is appropriate that I finished DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE by Diane Kelly book on April 15th since this is Tax Day in the United States. In 2012 we have until April 17th to file but for some reason I am done and the taxes are completed for me just waiting for my return.
Talking about taxes and the IRS would seem to be uninteresting but Dian Kelly has written a second book with a great female lead in Tara Halloway. Death, Taxes and a Skinny No-Whip Latte shows how a strong woman balances career, relationships and be a great shot. She is from Texas after all and I think that is mandatory to maintain your citizenship in the state. Well you have to love guns and blue bonnets – a topic I have discussed on numerous occasions. Love the flowers get sick of hearing about them every blasted year.
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~ REVIEW from The Reading Reviewer ~
DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE by Diane Kelly
Book #2 in the Tara Holloway Series
When do you know that you have crossed the line and gone too far?
You would think being a Treasury Department Criminal Investigator, a gun toting arm of the IRS would be boring and financially draining. For Tara Holloway it is anything but mundane, as she keeps being assigned to go after the bad ass tax evaders. Technically, they are hardened criminals and tax evasion is the only option they government has to prosecute. Still Tara is a great shot, awesome with figuring out what does not add up, and being a determined woman on a mission. A great combination when the odds are stacked against you at every turn and everyone avoids having the IRS find them.
Her current case has Tara is going after the prime example of evil. This nightmare in designer clothes preys on those who think they are doing good when in fact they are being used to launder money. The lucky ones walk away after their time is up, others have their body parts scattered all over town. Tara is going to take this person down and along the way figure out what made an agent turn to the dark side. This is like one huge puzzle where none of the pieces fit without forcing them to.
Tara is going to crack this case even when she is told to back off. She knows her objective is trying to throw her off but new reinforcements step up to help her out in ways she never would have imagined. There is a huge price to pay for going rogue and Tara has to decide if she is willing to risk everything including her life for this one case. The clock is ticking, and decisions have to be made without hesitation. Is Tara up for this kind of pressure – of course she is, that is what every Texas woman does.
Diane Kelly knows how to pull the right elements of romance and intrigue into one awesome book. Ms. Kelly shows what a tough, goal driven woman acts like and it is refreshing to find one in a branch of the government.