Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Rio Star" Review

Patty O'Donnell, pregnant wife of an Irish jockey and a trainer in her own right, finds both her career and her baby's life in jeopardy when she's abducted and forced by a pair of con men to help in a racing scam in Argentina. Patty wants nothing to do with it--until she understands the reason for it, and the quest becomes her own.

At stake is a million dollar bet and long-delayed revenge. The con men's target is a dangerous man who has killed in the past and wouldn't hesitate to kill again. A man from whom no one is safe, either in the crowded city of Buenos Aires or on the vast sweep of the Argentine pampas.

Rio Star, by Pepper Smith, was a cozy mystery, of which I found an enjoyable book to read. It was a fast moving story, I read it in one day. This is the second book in a three book series of the Patty O'Donnell Mystery series.

The first book in the series was Blood Money, however, Rio Star stands on it own. But, it is always nice if you can read Blood Money first, it was an enjoyable read as well. 
I found this an enjoyable book to read and I liked it, therefore, I am giving it 4****

This book was provided to me by the author Pepper Smith, but that in no way influenced my review.


  1. You love your cozies and always do a great job of reviewing them.

  2. Sounds like a nice mystery series.

  3. This sounds like a fun series and congrats on doing such a great job on your own read-a-ton as well! 3 book is awesome!