Losses

Book Three in the Ro Delahanty Series

Fiction - Crime
313 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2021
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Author Biography

Author Dave Lager is the pen name of Dave Ramacitti. The pen name is actually a derivative of a pet name used for her brother by his real-life sister, not unlike Ro's unique name for Tuck, her brother.

Theoretically, Dave is the Author of the Ro Delahanty novels. However, it feels more like he is the one transcribing as Ro dictates to him her story of finding herself in dangerous situations and discovering what it means to be a cop and a warrior. She is not reluctant to wake him up in the middle of the night with an idea for a new chapter.

Three novels in the Ro Delahanty series are now available: "Ro's Handle," "Hear Evil," and "Losses" The fourth, "Secrets Never End," should be released early 2022, while the fifth, "Secrets Never End: Revelations" should be out later in 2022. Dave has made his career in journalism and marketing and published several books under his given name for the small business market.

Dave and his wife married nearly thirty years and are best friends, along with an 80% cute 20% brat puppy named Sofie and a laconic cat named Mr. Squeaks, all reside in Western Illinois alongside the beautiful Mississippi River.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite

Losses by Dave Lager is a story of crime, family, friends, co-workers and so much more. The story centers on Deputy Sheriff Ro Delahanty and her everyday life as a policewoman, a member of SWAT, and a daughter, sister, and friend. She has worked hard to move up the ranks and will not be satisfied until she has top honors in as many different situations that are available. Ro has gone through SWAT training and come out at the top of her class. When she is called to an apparent drug scene with hostages, she is forced to deal with her Irish temper, her strong sense of right and wrong, and the behind-the-scenes workings of the law.

I got caught up in Losses from page one and found that the action went on and on. There are several different stories going on at the same time, making Losses even more exciting as each new turn takes the reader somewhere surprising. Ro is not your standard 'policewoman/female detective’ character which was different and refreshing and allowed for a much stronger storyline than the usual female cop mystery. While I did not read books one or two, I was never lost or left out of the story and it stood perfectly on its own merit. Dave Lager must be congratulated on creating a strong but still very everyday real woman, who just happens to be a deputy sheriff. I highly urge you to read this book and look forward to the future for more Ro Delahanty adventures.