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Popped Off (Stay at Home Dad Mysteries) Mass Market Paperback – September 4, 2012
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In this go around, Deuce is coaching his daughters soccer team, and it seems that someone has stole money, the money that's to go to the soccer association. Not only has the money gone, but the person who took it has vanished. As Deuce investigates, he soon learns that other people and organizations have money missing. With all of this is going on, Deuce has an encounter with some bookies, bookies that really don't play any games. It's up to Deuce to return all of the money, and find the missing person. Soon, Deuce soon sees that all isn't as it appears. That's all I really want to say about the plot.
The characters are fantastic. If you're read the first one, then you know what to expect, and won't be let down. Victor still cracks me up. I love Deuce's attitude and his laid back way he has with people. This is southern charm at its best.
This is a fantastic read. The plot is very interesting and will keep you reading to all hours of the night. To be honest, you'll probably lose some sleep, you'll be that hooked to it. If you read this book/series then I can promise you won't be sorry. I know I wasn't.
I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, Father Knows Death.
Deuce has the Mr Mom thing down. He carts his little girl around suburbia in his mini-van and takes care of all the household chores. And he's funny as all get out.
In this outing a scoundrel has absconded with the local soccer league money. Deuce is hired to find the bad guy and retrieve the money. Along with his PI partner, Victor who is a "little person" or whatever you're supposed to call dwarfs these days, he sets out to find the money and save the day.
Their travels take them into the world of casinos, mega churches and sorority girls gone bad. It's a fun romp.
Some have found Deuce's ribbing of Victor less than politically correct. IMO political correctness is way over rated. Victor is a tough, thick skinned little guy and he gives as good as he gets. He can hold his own.
One little thing: the story takes place in the middle of summer. Little Carly is enrolled in Vacation Bible School, they spend lots of time at the pool, several references are made about the brutal heat. But when Deuce infiltrates an online gambling site, he places bets on two college football games. College football is played in the summer? Since when? College football usually starts around Labor Day, which technically is summer but I didn't get the impression this story was taking place in September. Wouldn't the kid be in Kindergarten instead of Vacation Bible School if that were the case? It was a minor annoyance, but still.
I've already ordered the next book in this series and hope there will be more
I still have high hopes for the next book in the series. As Deuce gets more experience as a PI, this series could get even better if he loses the short jokes. Fans of Ayelet Waldman's "Mommy Track" series or Sara Rosett's "Ellie Avery" series may enjoy the change of pace with a stay at home dad instead of mom as the main character.
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