Lassiter/Martinez Case Files #1

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 11/02/2016
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Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Readers' Favorite

Borderline by Joseph Badal is a fast-paced psychological suspense novel. Barbra Lassiter is a hard-boiled police detective with a drinking problem exacerbated by the grief of the recent loss of her husband. Her partner, Susan Martinez, is a feisty risk-taker with major marital problems. Both are determined to prove to the force that women officers are just as effective as their male counterparts. When they are assigned a murder case involving a prominent Albuquerque woman, they grasp at the chance to finally prove their worth to the department as detectives. Only, the deeper they dig into the case the more incompetent they appear.

When Barbra and Susan ignore the orders of their Lieutenant and investigate a suspect, they stumble onto another dead body. Calling it in, they are punished and placed on a two-week suspension with the understanding that if they go near the case, they both are instantly fired. Barbra and Susan are determined to close the case even at the risk of their jobs. Their case is quickly becoming more complicated, filled with lies, dirty politics, and deadly games. When all their suspects entwine with a psychotic woman bent on destroying everyone's lives, they find that their personal lives are at risk. Will they succumb to the pressure of the job? Or will they be next?

With colorful characters and an intense plot, Borderline by Joseph Badal is an intense page-turner you won't want to put down! The narrator, Pamela Almand, did a great job reading the book. She kept the listener connected to the story and characters and read clearly. My one complaint; her strong accent was slightly confusing for the Albuquerque characters. This book was a perfect thriller. I enjoyed listening to it. Thank you for the wonderful "read"!