Monday 1 September 2014

Book ~ "Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream" (2013) Diane Kelly

From Goodreads ~ Fired. Tara Holloway can’t believe it. After all she’s done for the IRS, a few too many shots fired from her weapon and suddenly she’s public enemy number one. To add insult to injury, another agent has replaced her and a ten-million-dollar assault case is hanging over her head. So much for traveling to Tokyo with Special Agent Nick Pratt, former partner and current boyfriend. Tara’s stuck in Texas, and using green tea ice cream to soothe her disappointment, as well as the terrifying prospect of a life behind bars. 

 Tara’s former boss, Lu “the Lobo” Lobozinski, has a plan - to stick Tara in auditing, where she can’t possibly get into trouble. But between bumping into a college frenemy whose family business is under audit, Tara’s stubborn determination to keep an eye on Nick behind the scenes and her new long-range rifle, she’s about to get a taste of just how dangerous her life can be.

Tara has recently been fired as an IRS agent because in her last case, she fired four shots into Don, a slimy dog's leg.  In addition, she is being charged with using excessive force and Don is suing her for $10 million dollars in damages.   She hires a lawyer and is counting the days 'til she may lose her freedom.  In the meantime, her former boss gets her a job in the audit department ... she misses the action of being an IRS agent but at least she's making money again.

This is the sixth book in the Tara Holloway series (I've read the previous ones) and the seventh book I've read by this author.  It works as a stand alone as there was enough information from the past ones so you know what's going on.

This book is written in first person perspective from Tara's point of view.  As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.  I thought this book was just okay ... it's my least favourite of the series.  I didn't find it as fun as the others.  I know Tara had a lot going on but I didn't find her overly likeable until the end.  I thought it was impulsive and wrong how she'd shot Don in the first place and that she deserved having to go through the trial.  She was lucky that the Lobo found her a new job.

Despite being involved in cases which have him flying to Japan and India in the same week, Nick is very supportive as are her friends, former colleagues and family.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

Swearing and adult activity don't bother me. It make the story more realistic.