Monday, May 1, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- FAST AND LOOSE (Men of the Sisterhood) by Fern Michaels

Fast and Loose (The Men Of The Sisterhood) by [Michaels, Fern] 
The Sisterhood: a group of women bound by friendship and a quest for justice. Now their male allies, the Men of the Sisterhood, have formed a top-secret organization of their own, with the same goal of helping the helpless and righting the wrongs of the world…

With the women of the Sisterhood away on a covert assignment, their significant others could be expected to kick back and enjoy a little drama-free downtime. But that’s not the way Jack, Ted, Harry, Charles, and the rest of their comrades roll. An urgent call has come to the headquarters of their organization, BOLO Consultants. Bert Navarro, head of security for Countess Anna de Silva, suspects that Annie’s deluxe casino, Babylon, is being stealthily and expertly robbed. But figuring out who’s hacking into Babylon’s security system proves more difficult than expected—and may have implications for one of BOLO’s own. The security expert working for them has unlocked one hard fact—that there are more than enough suspects to investigate. But the men of BOLO will do what it takes to prove that, even in Vegas, there’s no gambling with justice . . .AMAZON  3 STARS Not my favorite of the group of books.

Mixed feelings on this one.  It felt like it was somewhat lacking.  This one was harder for me to get into as the "boys" make a "hot mess" of things.  At times the book felt like a hot mess some of the times.  Maybe it was just me.  Add to that the book starts out really slow.  
I can say that one of the main characters of the story was an interesting person.  With an unusual name too.  Philionias Needlemeyer; a very large name for a very large man.  He also is an off the charts genius especially when it comes to computer hacking. He's the #1 top dog in the field.  Abner Tookus figures in the story as this is his mentor.  Someone who he has known as RCHood in the computer world.  
Jack's dog, Cyrus is in this story again.  He is almost human in his understanding and interaction with "his people".    I forgot to mention it in other reviews but he has been more involved in several of the previous books.  He knows how to make his bed, turn the heat up before Jack gets up and has a host of other human like responsibilities. 
This story did have some surprises and unexpected twists to it.  And it was good to see the guys begin to pull it together and work as a team .  They started to see that what they were doing wasn't working all that well.   Because  they lacked a good plan with lots of information and instead of they had been doing their own thing.  Jack is the one who finally blows the whistle on that particular problem. Maggie and Abner add so much to getting the needed info although Abner does struggle with divided loyalties. 
Everything does come to a good ending. 

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