Dangerous Comforts

The Ruby Danger Series

Book 3
Barkley Books
3
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When death lurks beneath the streets…

Fraudbusters Ruby Delaney and Hari Bhatt have lost the desire to expose cheats and con artists–or to risk their own hearts. But Hari reluctantly agrees to go undercover to probe an identity theft ring at a Las Vegas casino-hotel.

After cybercrime turns to murder, the estranged partners must join forces on a desperate race through the city’s underground tunnels, pursued by their deadliest adversary yet. 

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About the author

As a financial journalist, Rickie Blair traveled across Canada and lived in three provinces. Currently, she spends her time taming an unruly half-acre garden and an irrepressible Jack Chi at her southern Ontario home.

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Barkley Books
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353
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ISBN
9780993641732
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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Adam Park novels are international mystery & crime thrillers that stand alone as one-off adventures, or can be read as a series charting one man’s evolution from a simple investigator to a true hard-boiled detective.


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