Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: Dead to The Last Drop by: Cleo Coyle

Title: Dead to The Last Drop
Author: Cleo Coyle
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Coffeehouse Mystery #15
Pages: 432
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley


From the New York Times bestselling author of Once Upon a Grind comes a new installment in the Coffeehouse Mystery series.

After the White House asks coffeehouse manager and master roaster Clare Cosi to consult on the coffee service for a Rose Garden Wedding, she discovers a historic pot was used as a CIA “dead drop” decades before. Now long-simmering secrets boil over, scalding Clare and the people around her…

Clare’s visit to the nation’s capital is off to a graceful start. Her octogenarian employer is bunking with her in a charming Georgetown mansion, and she's invited to work with a respected curator on the Smithsonian's culinary salute to coffee in America.

Unfortunately, Clare’s new Village Blend DC is struggling to earn a profit—until its second floor jazz club attracts a high-profile fan, the college-age daughter of the U.S. President. Clare’s stock rises as the First Lady befriends her, but she soon learns a stark lesson: Washington can be murder.

First a stylish State Department employee suspiciously collapses in her coffeehouse. Then the President’s daughter goes missing. Is she a runaway bride or is something more sinister in play? After another deadly twist, Clare is on the run with her NYPD detective boyfriend. Branded an enemy of the state, she must piece together clues and uncover the truth before her life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness come to a bitter end.

My Thoughts:

This book leads Clare and Mike all over D.C. when the President's daughter Abby goes missing it's up to Clare and Mike to figure out what happened and whose trying to throw Clare to the wolves.  They will definitely needs lots of coffee to get through this nightmare.

I really enjoyed going with Clare to D.C. and meeting all the people there that Clare and Mike interact with.  The book also introduces you to a lot of politics and secret things in the White House.  I really enjoyed the adventure Ms. Coyle brings you on!

This book also brought a closing to Mike's big career in D.C. He finally shows Clare what he's been up to and what is really going on with Metro Police.  Will Mike bring down the bad guys in time or get him and Clare killed instead?
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