Red Deuce

Fiction - Thriller - Legal
330 Pages
Reviewed on 03/25/2024
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Red Deuce by Thomas Roehlk is a fascinating legal thriller with two incredible protagonists, twin sisters, Mandy and Reggie Doucette, who are both at the top of their respective careers. Reggie was an FBI pathologist, while Mandy was a corporate lawyer. The story begins as Mandy questions everything about her latest case. A Fortune 500 company has made some recent acquisitions in the USA, but Mandy sensed something fishy about their handlings. A whistleblower who complained about the company suddenly disappeared, and that was when Mandy knew she had to hasten her investigation. Before she knew it, things were developing into something too big for her to handle. On the other hand, Reggie was investigating a mystery as well. Dead bodies were found in the forests and cornfields and it was up to Reggie to find out who they were. Soon, both sisters were under fire, and their lives were threatened. Could it be possible that both cases were connected? If so, how will Mandy and Reggie survive?

Incredibly well-written, Red Deuce was a fantastic novel that had me sitting on the edge of my seat. The narrative style was incredible, and the fast-paced plot was perfect. I loved the red-headed twin sisters, who were equally intelligent. Mandy was the inquisitive one, confident, and very sharp. Reggie, on the other hand, was the quiet type who listened to her head before she took any action. I loved their character development and their genuine reactions. It was hard for me to decide who I liked the most. Author Thomas Roehlk made sure there was plenty of action to keep the reader entertained. The narrative style was perfect. The twists were unexpected; I was never able to guess what would happen next, and it only made me want to read on. This was the perfect weekend novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend it!

Keith Mbuya

LaSalle Enterprises, a Chicago-based company dealing in high-tech defense products, was underway with plans to acquire Allzient Corporation, a German company based in New York. Amanda Doucette, LaSalle’s compliance attorney, knew she was in for a hard time. But she had no idea just how hard it was going to get. Immediately after the news of the acquisition, she learns of a whistleblower at Allzient. Allzient’s management was facing allegations of bribery. Then the whistleblower turns up dead. Amanda wastes no time launching her investigation into the allegations. As if on cue, a senior manager at Allzient goes missing, only to be found dead. Amanda’s twin sister Reggie, a forensic pathologist with the FBI, discovered two dead bodies in New York. It turns out they are linked to Allzient. What could Allzient be hiding? Amanda finds herself treading a dangerous path that puts her life and those of her loved ones on the line, as she exposes a crime syndicate not just in Allzient, but also in LaSalle. Find out more in Thomas Roehlk’s Red Duce.

Thomas Roehlk’s Red Duce will have lovers of mystery, legal, and crime thrillers hooked, flipping through page after page. Thomas forges an intriguing plot in a gripping tale of murder, blackmail, death threats, greed, deceit, secrets, unscrupulous businessmen, Federal sleuths, and so much more. With evocative depictions, Thomas gives readers a glimpse into the dangerous yet interesting life of this corporate attorney in Chicago. One moment Amanda was out on a date having a great time. The next moment, she would narrowly survive being hit by a speeding car, aggressive attempts at intimidating her and ending her life. The well-crafted cast’s traits and emotions make it easy to connect with and understand them. Amanda is resilient, ambitious, relentless, intelligent, and savvy, someone you will quickly find appealing. Even in the face of the fiercest adversity, nothing can make her back down from pursuing truth and justice. There is suspense, adventure, thrills, and a lot more in this enthralling read.

Alma Boucher

In Red Deuce by Thomas Roehlk, advanced military products are being supplied by LaSalle to the U.S. military, with Allzient serving as an add-on. As the business lawyer overseeing LaSalle's acquisitions, Mandy Doucette feels uneasy about Allzient. Allzient received a whistleblower complaint from their financial officer about bribery shortly after the transaction was announced. A seemingly straightforward corporate transaction comes to a halt when the FBI and DOJ become involved due to the discovery of corpses and bribery. Reggie Doucette, Mandy's twin sister, works as an FBI forensic pathologist and is investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were discovered in a Pennsylvania cornfield. Reggie questions whether the corpses have anything to do with Mandy's Allzient inquiry, and soon they become targets to prevent them from getting answers.

Thomas Roehlk's legal thriller Red Deuce is an engrossing story of murder, bribery, action, and crime. The story was fast-paced and jam-packed with action. It was a page-turner that kept me captivated from the first page until the end. My curiosity was piqued till the conclusion by all the unexpected twists and turns, and I was guessing all the way. I could not put this book down because the suspense had me on the edge of my seat. The characters were authentic and relatable and they could be anyone I knew. Mandy was a person who wanted justice to be served, no matter what the cost. The story was brilliantly written, and the plot was powerful. I was left pondering long after I put the book down.