Double Knot by Gretchen Archer is the fifth book in the “Davis Way Crime Caper” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, April 2016
Super Spy Davis Way sets sail on a Caribbean cruise aboard the MS Probability with fifty billionaires, a boatload of Louis Vuitton luggage, Anderson Cooper, and her mother. (Her mother?) The weather is perfect, the seas are calm, and Suite 704 is spectacular. Until the door slams shut. For good.
Obviously, it’s a system glitch. Surely someone will show up to free Davis, Miss Hawaii, and the creepy staff. But when the minutes turn to hours and the hours stretch into a day, Davis knows it’s up to her. With $50,000 in casino chips, a pot roast, and a crash course in banking, she races against the clock to determine why they’re being held, stop the people behind it, and find a way out.
Secrets are revealed, antiquities are destroyed, and they’re running out of dishes. It’s mayday on Probability when Davis Way realizes that only the truth will set her free.
All I can say is “wow.” What a terrific story that was deftly written with great execution that I could not put this book down until the last word was read, as I quickly devoured every aspects of this intensely riveting drama that had my heart pumping and adrenaline rising. Locked in a cabin aboard a luxurious cruise ship takes center stage in the latest exploits featuring Davis Way Cole and it will test all her skills and knowledge to thwart a formidable foe to save her friends and family.
This was a nail-biting exercise for me as the author’s narrative placed me in the middle of all the actions and I watched with great aplomb as Davis and her cohorts step by step did what was necessary to free themselves and the manner in the way it was done was excellent. There were some moments that were humorous (scenes with Jess, Fantasy and her mother) and some that were very emotional (scenes with Fantasy and her mother), and through it all, my eyes were glued to this story to see how this was all going to end.
This is by far the best book in the Davis Way series and I applaud the author for taking this bold step in telling this story.