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Ro’s Handle by Dave Lager follows the deputy’s ambitions and exploits. At the tender age of ten, Ro knew she wanted to become a cop. She followed up on that dream and was the best shooter in Iowa before she was twenty-one years old. Ro was a black belt judo champion and clocked two years as a dispatcher with the Fort Armstrong County Sheriff’s Department. Moving forward, she became a deputy and took over from Corporal Battisen after he retired. However, Ro must prove that she deserves a seat at the table. A fulfilling day at the gun range turned into a nightmare when she faced four heavily armed perps who came to steal. Her life hung in the balance. What would it be? Flight or fight?
Ro’s Handle by Dave Lager is the first installment in the Ro Delahanty adventure series. This book was fun and action-packed. The plot and storyline laid a captivating foundation for the subsequent sequels. I love heroines, especially ones who conquer on their feet. Ro’s ability to compartmentalize, think rationally, and get the job done made her almost invulnerable. But seeing her bond with Frank, Atti, Tuck, and her parents showed me a balanced character. This novel also sheds light on the attitude to work. While Battisen came to earn his daily bread, Ro was there to make a positive change. It is common knowledge that women always had to prove themselves deserving, especially in male-dominated fields. I want to tell every woman putting in the work that “You’re killing it!” Thank you for a beautiful book, Dave.