Reviews: Cisco Bandits: A Gwynn Reznick Novel by Inge-Lise Goss
Title: Cisco Bandits
Author: Inge-Lise Goss
Published: April 20, 2015
Newly trained and ready to rock her first assignment, Gwynn Reznick is about to go undercover for the first time. She will investigate one of the highly private companies who call on Ruben Dordi’s Investigation Group. Ruben is the boss—and he also happens to be Gwynn’s boyfriend.
When Ruben gives Gwynn her assignment—to pose as an accountant for the Prudell Energy Company—Gwynn resists asking exactly what she’s supposed to be investigating. She knows Ruben has his reasons—she’s just not sure why they require her to go two months without even a hint as to why she’s there.
But things change quickly when Gwynn witnesses the death of a Prudell employee. It’s made to look like an accident, but when Gwynn learns that another employee died just before she arrived, it seems like a little too much of a coincidence.
When the CFO tells Gwynn about missing project files and data that just doesn’t add up, Gwynn finds herself suddenly in over her head. Will she be able to maintain her cover, follow Ruben’s orders, and get to the bottom of the mystery? Or will the killers get to Gwynn before she cracks the case?
This is the second time I have read bout Gwynn . If you remember her in book one she meet Ruben while he was investigation her friends death. Now Ruben and Gwynn are dating and he has sent her on her first assignment without any help. Gwynn inserts herself very well into the company of Prudell Energy to uncover the shadiness going on with some employees. Murders are happening and they are not an accident which some believe it to be and with Gwynn's help hopefully she can uncover who is behind it all before it is too late for herself. Gwynn is a good character and of course made mistakes which I enjoyed her doing on her first assignment. It wouldn't have seemed "real" enough if she went through the whole undercover agenda without making any mistakes that she had to clean up. I honestly don't know how she handled not being able to have a long conversation with her fiancee as I know it had to be hard on her especially when one of the people she worked with kept hitting on her.
The author did a great job with the characters and being able to keep them straight especially the bad guys. There is murder, back stabbing, suspense, action all rolled up in this story that is goes together very nicely.
With this being book two in this series it can be a stand-alone as you don't need to have the backstory of who Gwynn is, but I would recommend reading it so you can just know about her and Ruben.
I do wonder if we will get more of Holly in another story as I enjoyed her coming in and helping Gwynn out when she needed via Ruben. Holly isn't a main character but she sure does know her stuff on the computers.
Hoping to read more in this series soon.
Inge-Lise Goss loves the journeys where her characters take her, and she hopes her readers do too. She was born in Denmark, raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in that field for over twenty years. She now lives in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon with her husband and their dog, Bran, where she spends most of her time in her den writing stories. There, with her muse by her side, imagination has no boundaries and 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.