Cisco Bandits

A Gwynn Reznick Novel

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
306 Pages
Reviewed on 09/25/2015
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Author Biography

Inge-Lise Goss was born in Denmark, raised in Utah, and graduated from the University of Utah, magna cum laude. She is a certified public accountant and has audited oil and gas companies for more than twenty years.

Goss lives in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon with her husband and their dog, Bran. She spends most of her time in her den writing stories. There, with her muse by her side, her imagination has no boundaries, and her dreams come alive. When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard, she can be found reading, rowing, or trying to perfect her golf game, which she fears is a lost cause.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

Cisco Bandits (A Gwynn Reznick Novel) by Inge-Lise Goss centers on newly trained operative Gwynn Reznick, who goes undercover for her first assignment; investigating one of the highly private companies who call on Ruben Dordi’s Investigation Group. Posing as an accountant for the Prudell Energy Company, Gwynn starts to question the objectives of her task. But she soon learns that the company is hiding something when a death of an employee is swiftly covered up as an accident, with another previous death occurring under suspicious circumstances.

Despite being a second book in the series, to my delight Cisco Bandits can be read as a standalone thriller. The strength of the novel lies in the way Goss brings the story to life, by pitting her protagonist against the odds. Gwynn finds herself as the next unfortunate employee or likely murder victim, when she is approached by Prudell’s CFO about missing files and accounts that are not adding up. She needs to complete and, most importantly, survive her assignment.

Goss’ prose is excellent. I can certainly imagine, feel, and smell the vibe of the town and the office environment. The pace is fast and flawless, and the suspense is more than enough to keep readers on edge from start to finish. I loved the action scenes and enjoyed some of the humorous moments as well. Gwynn is brave and quick witted yet has relatable flaws, making it easy for readers to root for her. This is definitely a meaty novel for thriller and PI fiction fans to savor.

Tracy A. Fischer

What a fun read! I just finished reading Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Novel, the newest work by author Inge-Lise Goss. Following brand new undercover investigator Gwynn Reznick as she prepares to go out on one of her very first cases, this book is a wild ride of action, adventure and mystery all rolled into one fast-paced story. When Gwynn's boyfriend, Ruben, assigns her to investigate one of his own companies, Prudell, she knows something must be up. He's secretive about what exactly is going on at Prudell, but when Gwynn sees an employee get killed, and finds out that something similar happened a short time ago, she realizes that things must be more sinister than she first thought.

I so enjoyed this book! Author Inge-Lise Goss has done a fantastic job in creating characters that seem both realistic and that the reader can relate to, and some of the scenarios are so exciting that your heart will be pounding along with Gwynn's. If those traits aren't those of a great author, I'm not sure what would be. The storyline will keep readers turning the pages from start to finish. Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Novel. I highly recommend this book. I will certainly be keeping my eye out for any new books from author Inge-Lise Goss. If it's as good as Cisco Bandits, it will definitely be something I want to read!

Faridah Nassozi

In Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Novel by Inge-Lise Goss, Gwynn felt abandoned by Ruben - her boss who also happened to be her boyfriend. He had sent her undercover at Prudell Energy Company with instructions to blend in with the other employees and await details on her case. After two months of blending in and several broken promised from Ruben, Gwynn was tired of sitting tight as instructed. Her patience reached its limits after she witnessed a murder and soon discovered that another employee had died under what some regarded as suspicious circumstances just a month before her arrival. Going against the boss's orders, she decides to investigate the two deaths, putting almost all Prudell employees on her list of suspects. Slowly, using as much information as she could gather without blowing her cover, she starts narrowing down her list. However, the people she is after are smart and ruthless and, even with help from her team, it might not be easy to solve the mystery of the two murders without putting her own life in serious danger.

Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Novel by Inge-Lise Goss is a captivating murder mystery delivered with flawless expertise. The gripping pace of the story is set from the very first page and this holds true to the end. The story boasts an excellently crafted plot, with fresh clues revealed at just the right moment to keep the thrill alive and fresh throughout the entire novel. The more clues that are revealed, the deeper the mystery gets and it is fascinating to see all the pieces fall into place. Inge-Lise Goss did a remarkable job with the plot development and character portrayal, bringing to life a gripping story filled with just the right blend of intrigue, mystery, suspense and a touch of romance. I especially loved the pace of the story; it is well-detailed without slowing down.