Despite having brought down two major crime families, Pavel’s life is still filled with problems. The only things that seem to keep Pavel sane in his line of work and in his crazy life are his girlfriend, Teresa and his daughter, Rita Grace. Once again, murder is the prime evil propelling Pavel into his latest case: to solve the grisly murder of his best friend & partnDespite having brought down two major crime families, Pavel’s life is still filled with problems. The only things that seem to keep Pavel sane in his line of work and in his crazy life are his girlfriend, Teresa and his daughter, Rita Grace. Once again, murder is the prime evil propelling Pavel into his latest case: to solve the grisly murder of his best friend & partner's ex-wife and bring down the leader of a gang. During the investigations, not only does the team grieve with Nick over Brenda’s death, they also deal with the loss of their long-time Assistant Director in Charge Steven Lazlo, who is gunned down in their own backyard. Teresa is drowning in her own investigations. She has received a large some of money from an unknown person, and with her stubborn determination, she is set to find out who the sender is, even if it means breaking into buildings and spending time in jail. Can Pavel finally put Diaz in jail? Can he find the source of the leak in the office? And will he be able to make Teresa see that the world does not revolve around her? Find out the astonishing and heartbreaking conclusion to the Ivanovich series....
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One Major Mistake: The Final Novel in the Thrilling Ivanovich Series Reviews
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this novel in exchange for my review as part of the blog tour. I was not compensated in any matter or obligated to write a good review. The tour host may have received some compensation for setting up the host, but I did not. My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I love this genre and so I went into this novel with high expectations I was expecting to find a story that drew me in and kept me anxiously turning the pages.I haven't read the first two in the series, but I never felt lost. And Reina delivered. She created a novel that immediately caught my interest and kept me thoroughly entertained until the last page. I found myself racing to solve the crime and figure out exactly what was going on. The prose was fantastic. There were a few errors I caught, but on the whole the prose flowed seamlessly.Plus, she managed to create complex characters who I loved reading about. Teresa was a character that you couldn't help but love even though she could be selfish and snobby. And I absolutely adored Pavel. He was definitely one intriguing character. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him and Teresa interact with one another.And now let's talk about the plot line, Reina did a fantastic job at creating a story that drew me in. There were so many different elements that she masterfully wove together. Definitely a novel that kept me turning the pages.In Summary: A fast pace suspense novel that left me turning the pages faster and faster. Reina crafts a compelling story with dimensional characters that you can't help but fall in love with.Warnings/Side-notes: Minor swear words appear often and strong language appears a few times. References to drugs, alocohol, and sex. However, the sexual references are fairly vague and aren't very detailed. Definitely for more mature readers, but not crude in any way. The Wrap-up: I was not prepared for the end. I won't say much more, because I don't want to give anything away. I feel torn about what happened. I love the novel so much and yet the ending seemed sudden. However, having said that, I still like this novel very much.Despite the few errors I saw in this book, the book left me thoroughly intrigued. Definitely recommend this!Love,Danica Page
'One Major Mistake' is a wonderful crime/suspense book that is gritty and quite realistic. The main character is Pavel, who has to solve the grisly murder of his best friend & partner's ex-wife. The case leads him to yet another kingpin in the crime community - a drug lord named Guillermo Diaz. The only thing that seems to keep Pavel sane in his line of work and in his crazy life is his wife, Teresa, and his daughter, Rita Grace.I found this book to be a thrilling and fast paced crime novel that takes the reader through the gritty city streets filled with crime. The characters were realistic and believable, so it was easy to connect with them - especially Pavel. The narrative is well written and has excellent descriptions and story building. The author did a great job with this novel, which is the final installment in the Ivanovich series. Fans of fast-paced crime novels will not be disappointed with this book.Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
The story starts with a dead woman found on the railway tracks. I was immediately drawn into the story. The dead woman is the ex-wife of FBI agent Nick Haxton, Pavel Ivanovich's partner. The woman was shot dead but the injection indicates that she may have overdosed and it looks like a case of drug deal gone bad. Or is it? Pavel though interested doesn't officially investigate the case. He is investigating the case of Drug lord, Guillermo Diaz . Stone, who has followed him, swears revenge. But does she? Pavel has lots of problems to deal with along with these cases. Nick is running his own investigation into his ex-wife's death without official sanction. Pavel's new boss is turning into a pain. There seems to be a mole in the department who is giving information to the drug lord? Who is the mole? As if all this is not enough, Teresa is conducting investigation into her new found wealth and constantly asking Pavel to share information on his investigations. I read it one evening. It is a quick read with lots and lots of dialogue. Teresa is funny, crazy and irritating. I like the way she tries to get her way with Pavel. She thinks she can have her way with everybody. Can she? I like Teresa's idea of trying to be a Private Investigator. Now that this is the final instalment of the Ivanovich series, I wonder if there would be a new Teresa, PI series. I wouldn't say I was surprised at the two big surprises, I kind of knew 'who'. But I didn't expect the final surprise and sudden ending. Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review.This review first appeared on my blog Valli's Book Den
“One Major Mistake” by Starr Gardiner ReinaSometimes, as a reader, I come across an author who writes a book that completely captivates me from the first word to the very last. The greats who come to mind are John Saul, Jon Land, Brett Battles, Jocelyn Drake, Dean Kuntz and countless others who have given more of themselves than you expect to find between the pages of a novel. The newest name to add to that list without a doubt is Starr Gardiner Reina.Pavel and Teresa make the perfect couple. Pavel with a job he loves as an FBI agent and Teresa with her pet treat store, a job that was forced on her. They each have their own agenda: Pavel’s, catch the bad guys and put them away. Teresa’s, run the store, try to be a good step-mother figure to Pavel’s young daughter Rita Grace, find a house to move into that encompasses the lifestyle she became accustomed to as a mob bosses daughter, and find out who sent her a large sum of money that she’s simply dying to spend! Even if it means breaking the law.You would think Teresa and her need to “help” Pavel with his cases and driving him crazy with things she deems essential in their lives would be what drive him crazy. But when Reina tosses in the murder of Pavel’s partner and friend Nick’s ex-wife, a drug lord who knows no boundaries, a couple of bad agents, and Gaines, the new boss at the Thousand Oaks FBI office and the bane of Pavel’s existence, suddenly Teresa becomes his favorite ride at Disney World in comparison. This book had me captivated and rooting for the good guys all the way through. It also had me screaming at Gaines to drop dead! The ending that I never saw coming, made me scream out loud and continues to invade my mind even now. The one major mistake Reina made was concluding her series with this book. With any luck, she’ll see the golden opportunity to take the characters and start something brand new. This reader certainly hopes she does just that. If you want a read that will stick with you long after you turn the final page, “One Major Mistake” should absolutely be on your short list.Reviewed by Terri Ann Armstrong, author of “How to Plant a Body”
One Major Mistake is a suspense crime thriller that I can get behind. This book is written so realistically you would think you were reading the story from a police report and news article itself. This story brings you down into the truth depth of a run down town filled with crimes from drugs up to murder and everything in between. I know I will be reading this book again and again. Truly any suspense lover should have a copy of this. Easy connection to the well defined characters and easy flow through the fast paced and hard times of being on the tail of a murderer. You won't want to put this book down, I didn't.
One Major Mistake is the third and final installment in the Ivanovich series. A truly suspenseful, fast paced crime novel that will captivate you from the beginning to end. Very well written novel with an ending I never saw it coming as it did, I was surprised. Ms. Reina is now permanently on my favorite author list. A must read for all crime novel lovers!This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.