A jackpot job turns into snake eyes when a casino investigator gets caught in a case of mistaken identity.
Biloxi, Miss., isn’t a long way from Davis Way’s hometown of Pine Apple, Ala., but she hopes it’s far enough to help her forget her double-crossing ex, Eddie. Relocating for a security investigation job at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino is the smartest thing Davis has done for some time. The job gives her free room and board, as well as an extensive wardrobe, to do things that come easy to her: digging up dirt on casino computer programs and employees alike. After a few successful missions, Davis’ new employers are ready for her to tackle more serious cases, revealing that there was much more to her hiring than she originally suspected. Now Davis is in real trouble. Evidently one of the reasons for her employ is none other than Eddie, a man she had the misfortune to marry twice. Davis realizes that her connection to Eddie isn’t the only thing her employers are trying to exploit when she winds up in the middle of a case of mistaken identity and headed to prison. Her dreamboat absentee landlord, Bradley Cole, may be her only hope of keeping her jail cell from becoming her home. Archer’s debut provides more evidence for the adage that bigger isn’t always better.
The small-scale mysteries thrown Davis’ way have more charm than the finale, which gets confusing in its complexity.