Red, White & Dead is book 3 in Laura Caldwell’s Izzy McNeil mystery series (I reviewed books 1&2 in previous reviews). I was so impressed with books 1 and 2, I wondered how I would feel about book 3. It was the best yet.


Izzy McNeil is hot on the trail of one of Chicago’s most notorious gangsters. Not that he realizes the crimson-tressed enchantress, a self-proclaimed “lapsed lawyer,” is moonlighting as a private investigator. But when an unexpected run-in trashes Izzy’s cover, she’s swept into an evil underworld where she is definitely not safe.

That is until Izzy receives help from an unlikely source: the ultimate guardian angel. And the last person she ever dreamed she’d see again. Now Izzy is racing from Chicago to Rome, all the while battling personal demons, Mafiosi killers and red hot emergency desires….

What I loved about this was it got even more personal, plus Laura returned to one of her favorite settings – Italy! I don’t want to say more because I don’t want to give it away.

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