Queen of Spades (A Queen of Spades Thriller, #1)

Queen of Spades (A Queen of Spades Thriller, #1)

by Kristi Belcamino

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Overview

Who is the Queen of Spades?

Back in Sicily, she was an infamous assassin, leaving a trail of bodies behind her.

The people loved her because she only killed those who preyed on the less fortunate.

But then she was betrayed and was forced to flee to America.

She lived in hiding for a while, trying to lead a normal life until her past caught up with her.

Now, she is on a mission to protect those less fortunate. She enacts vengeance with her own personal brand of justice.

Nobody knows who she really is. They only know her work by the calling card she leaves behind—the Queen of Spades.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156421268
Publisher: Kristi Belcamino
Publication date: 05/23/2019
Series: A Queen of Spades Thriller
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 40,846
File size: 451 KB

About the Author

Kristi Belcamino is a Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Award-nominated author, a newspaper cops reporter, and an Italian mama who makes a tasty biscotti. As an award-winning crime reporter at newspapers in California, she flew over Big Sur in an FA-18 jet with the Blue Angels, raced a Dodge Viper at Laguna Seca and watched autopsies.

Her books feature strong, fierce, and independent women facing unspeakable evil in order to seek justice for those unable to do so themselves.

Belcamino has written and reported about many high-profile cases including the Laci Peterson murder and Chandra Levy’s disappearance. She has appeared on Inside Edition and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Writer’s Digest, Miami Herald, San Jose Mercury News, and Chicago Tribune. Kristi now works part-time as a police reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and her two fierce daughters.

Find out more at http://www.kristibelcamino.com. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kristibelcaminowriter/ or on Twitter @KristiBelcamino.

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Queen of Spades (A Queen of Spades Thriller, #1) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
A really good read. If you liked The Godfather and other mafia books you would love this.
JackieB114 9 months ago
The Queen of Spades is an exceptional read! Eva Santella is the Queen of Spades, who loyal readers of the Gia Santella series (also by Kristie Belcamino), were introduced to as a mysterious ninja-like assassin and the long, lost Aunt of Gia. This novel provides the back story to the mysterious Eva. It is a story of great love and heart wrenching loss, filled with intrigue and mystery and that edge of your seat anticipation of who is the murderer and why. A tangled tale of how one moves forward from vengeance, to discover a new purpose. As usual this is a woven mixture of complex female characters who unite for revenge but ultimately become the avenging dark heroines for the most vulnerable of society. Kristi Belcamino is an exceptional author who never ceases to please her fan. Bravo Bella!
Anonymous 9 months ago
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viewoflife 9 months ago
A quiet suburban life. And then it happens, the unimaginable. A life past resurfaces and there's work to be done. Eva, Queen of Spades, has a good memory and a strong family loyalty that guide her through a saga that captivates you emotionally and makes you feel the fire burning in her. And there is only one thing that will quench that fire. Just when I think Kristi Belcamino can't do any better, she proves me wrong. Another highly recommended read from a master of the genre!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Wronged by someone she trusted, Eva seeks revenge and boy does she get it! It's a wild ride from beginning to end.
charleneC 10 months ago
A really intense book! I love Eva! This book has so much action and Eva is one tough cookie! So much action, I felt Eva's pain, both emotionally and phsically! A must read! You won't be able to put this book down! There were times when I could not breathe! This book will capture you and keep you wanting more! Thank you Krisit Belcamino for writing!
MK_Fullerton1956 10 months ago
Throughout a number of books in the Gia Santella series, Gia would be saved by the mysterious Queen of Spades. It was eventually revealed that the Queen of Spades was, in fact, Gia's blood relative....her Sicilian aunt. This book finally gives us the answers as to why Eva Santella (the Queen of Spades) is who she is and why she has become who she is. It goes back to Eva's childhood in Sicily and how, as her father's daughter, she became the first female Mafia Boss. Without giving too much more away, I would HIGHLY recommend this book. Once again, Kristi Belcamino will draw you in with her story-telling, characters and superb plot line. I loved this book from start to finish and I loved learning how and why Eva fits into Gia's life. Eva's strength and story will grab you and not let go. I haven't let go of it yet....it is still simmering in the back of my mind and I'm hoping that Gia and Eva will become more involved as the Gia Santella series continues. EXCELLENT read!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
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KenL4 10 months ago
A tragic event puts Eva in a position that she now has nothing to lose. She knows it is because she is hiding from the mafia from her homeland. She now will seek revenge. It turns out the one who killed her family was a childhood friend who is now the best assassin for the Sicilian mafia. Eve tracks him back to her homeland. This novel will keep you glued to your book to find out what happens.
Ellen-oceanside 10 months ago
QUEEN. OF. SPADES by Kristi Belcamino Eva motto has been ‘ kill them with kindness’. She was chair person for the food drive at the school. The things she did for her children, and for them as a family to blend in. A picture on her phone forced her to leave the meeting.. She couldn’t get caught up in the sentimentality of her family it would weaken her. They had been against her, a woman that had taken over the reins of her mafia family. They proved that it was deadly for her to continue taking what she loved. A life so rich in love from a husband and children now taken, Dressed in black now, she stepped back into the persona she was once again ‘Queen of Spades’, The housewife of ten years was gone. The legend of who she was has returned. Revenge for those that had taken from her. Now training an army of woman, loyalty was demanded, if they succeeded that would be her family. Powerful, an awesome book, giving us a close, personal look into her life, the sadness of having family turn against her. To have been richly blessed with an American family , taken because she was a woman in power, This has to be one of the best books the author has written, it will touch readers as they read. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
JenniferSoppe 10 months ago
I am screaming for more Eva, a Malibu housewife, thought she had found a new life in America, until the day her past caught to her. As the story progresses her secrets are slowly revealed, she strives to seek the truth, and returning to her homeland could either end her search or her life. Kriisti Belcamino has provided a thrilling tale showcasing the temerity of a woman on the run from her past. I am screaming for more books to be written about Eva and seeing how this will lead up to Gia’s series. I received a free copy of the book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.
JenniferSoppe 10 months ago
I am screaming for more Eva, a Malibu housewife, thought she had found a new life in America, until the day her past caught to her. As the story progresses her secrets are slowly revealed, she strives to seek the truth, and returning to her homeland could either end her search or her life. Kriisti Belcamino has provided a thrilling tale showcasing the temerity of a woman on the run from her past. I am screaming for more books to be written about Eva and seeing how this will lead up to Gia’s series. I received a free copy of the book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.
K_Huskic 10 months ago
Eva is such a tough woman. Through her own heartache she powers on, seeking vengeance after a devastating loss. She discovers that her life in America all these years, hasn't actually kept her hidden, and it is people from her past who are seeking their own vengeance. This was a great read. You really feel for her, and totally understand the actions she takes. Even with revenge on her mind, she still has a good heart and is willing to do what she can to help the people she deems worthy. I so hope there'll be a second book, I would love to read more of her story.