In Vegas, the stakes are high and everyone’s an illusionist.
Sent off to Las Vegas in search of her biological father – a washed-up magician called The Mesmerizer – Jessica arrives in town penniless and with nowhere to turn. She ends up crashing on an old school friend’s couch and getting a job as a hotel maid.
Her first night on the job, she finds a naked guy in the bathtub with a note to call 911, and Jessica suspects her old friend McKenzie might be involved.
The guy in the tub is Leo Spencer and he’s on his own mission – to solve one of Vegas’s coldest cases, the murder of his parents.
JACKAL features award-winning author Kelly Oliver's trademark humor and quirky characters. Join Jessica and her posse for a fast-paced thrill ride in this AMAZON BESTSELLER. JACKAL was a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award and the Mischief and Mayhem Award for Best Mystery/Thriller.
Is The Mesmerizer really Jessica’s dad?
Will Leo find out who killed his parents?
And what exactly is McKenzie mixed up in?
This is a trip to Vegas you will never forget.
Crackles with energy... Jessica remains an instantly likable protagonist...fast-paced and engaging.
Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with Oliver's trademark wry humor.
--Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist
Oliver knows how to keep ratcheting up the stakes until the reader feels like they have their own mortgage riding on the roulette wheel.
--Cate Holahan, USA Today best selling author of The Widower's Wife.
Great cast of characters. A smart and sexy high stakes trip to Las Vegas.
---Tracee de Hahn, author of Swiss Vendetta
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ "Fun, action packed mystery. Suspenseful and action-packed mystery with all kinds of twists along the way."
★★★★★ "Jessica James is an engaging character and she's got some pretty cool friends, too. The storyline flows beautifully and hooks you until the end."
★★★★★"This book was a ton of fun to read. Filled with murder and Mayhem and a bit of hilarity, this book is a keeper. It kept me turning the pages from beginning to end. This is not one you will want to miss."
★★★★★ "Such an engaging story. This cozy mystery was a great read, full of twists and turns, secrets and revelations."
★★★★★ "This book is a great combination of humor, quirky characters, mystery, and adventure."
★★★★★"Amazingly suspenseful read. I really enjoyed every aspect of this book. The added humor really makes the book a hit novel for me."
★★★★★ "Fun, hilarious read. Tons of characters, action, the mob is involved and Jessica James and her friend Lolita are hilarious!!! Definitely enjoyed this read."
Jackal by Kelly Oliver is a fantastic addition to the Jessica James Mysteries series. This book will hook you in from the beginning.
suspenseful and action-packed mystery with all kinds of twists along the way. Jackal is a a fun story, and I recommend it.
This cozy mystery was a great read, full of twists and turns, secrets and revelations. The characters are so engaging and really draw you into story, investing you in what happens. Even if you've never read any of Kelly Oliver's books before (like me!), you'll really enjoy this story, and really want to read more.
Just as I loved Wolf, I very much enjoyed Jackal. I love the characters in these books and though they are a bit wild and crazy for me, they are fun to read about. I loved the mystery involved in this story and recommend it to the YA crowd.
High level of mystery and suspense that was gripping. The added humor really makes the book a hit novel for me.
This book was a ton of fun to read. Filled with murder and Mayhem and a bit of hilarity, this book is a keeper. It kept me turning the pages from beginning to end.
Jessica James and her friend Lolita are hilarious!!! Definitely enjoyed this read.
Girl Power meets the Russian Mafia. If you thought WOLF was a wild ride, JACKAL is Kelly Oliver’s way of saying, ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet!’