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The Jacq of Spades (audiobook)

The Jacq of Spades (audiobook)

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"... this is one of my favorite reads this summer ..."

"I was completely hooked from the moment I started reading this ..."


"This one kept me guessing."

"This book was absolutely interesting."

"This has to be the most amazing book I have read in a while."

Book ONE in the Red Dog Conspiracy series.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Patricia Loofbourrow.

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In a far future US, the once-beautiful domed neo-Victorian city of Bridges is split between four crime families in an uneasy cease-fire. With social disparity increasing and its steam-driven infrastructure failing, a new faction is on the rise: the Red Dogs.

22 year old Jacqueline Spadros has a dream life: a wealthy husband, a powerful family. But her life is not what it seems. Kidnapped from her mother's brothel and forced to marry, the murder of her best friend Air 10 years before haunts her nightmares. She finds moments of freedom in a small-time private-eye business, which she hides in fear of her sadistic father-in-law.

Air's little brother disappears off his back porch and the Red Dogs are framed for it. With the help of a mysterious gentleman investigator hired by the Red Dogs to learn the truth, Jacqui pushes her abilities to their limits in hope of rescuing the child before the kidnapper disposes of him.

Dark, gritty, psychological, multi-layered Victorian-inspired far future detective noir that keeps the reader guessing to the very end.

Warning: with child abduction, a corrupt government, domestic violence, language, smoking/alcohol/drugs, gore, suicide, and murder, The Jacq of Spades is not for the faint of heart.

THE JACQ OF SPADES is the explosive beginning to New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Patricia Loofbourrow’s Red Dog Conspiracy series, loved by over 60,000 fans of science fiction, hard-boiled noir mystery, and psychological crime thrillers from masters such as James S.A. Corey (The Expanse), Richard K, Morgan (Altered Carbon), and Michael Connelly (Bosch).

Over 25,000 copies sold worldwide.

This is the first audio chapter of a 13-part serial novel:

  • The Jacq of Spades <-- you are here
  • The Queen of Diamonds
  • The Ace of Clubs
  • The King of Hearts
  • The Ten of Spades
  • The Five of Diamonds (coming soon!)

Narrated by Machelle Williams

Cover art by Anita B. Carroll

Running time: 8 hours and 32 minutes

Published by Red Dog Press, LLC via ACX on a non-exclusive contract.

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Review of The Jacq of Spades: "An intriguing and dangerous read!"

Review of The Jacq of Spades: "Very intriguing, suspenseful"
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
A well-written book with memorable characters. Great read.

The Jacq of Spades: A Future Noir Novel (Red Dog Conspiracy Book 1), my first read from author Patricia Loofbourrow. An enjoyable, well-written book with memorable characters. “I received a free Kindle copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." The gifting of this book did not affect my opinion of it. I look forward to reading more from this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018.

Diana Lea
Jacq of Spades

Loved it! Clever. I can’t wait to read more about these Families near the Bridges!

Robert Spence
Love this book

Will read it again

Julian White
Steampunk mystery

A futuristic 'Victorian' steampunk city, somewhere in what used to be America, ruled by four Families named after the card suits. The protagonist is married into one of these families - an arranged marriage - but has a sideline as a private investigator, unknown to her husband at least.

One of the interesting things about the book is that we are thrown into the middle, as it were, with very little background. The author gradually reveals some elements - but by the end we still know very little about the city of Bridges and its history. (There is a prequel which adds a lot of the missing history but it's not essential reading - and there is a wealth of online material as well, for those who care to search it out.)

An intriguing plot which is essentially resolved - but enough threads are left dangling for at least one sequel.

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