Audiobook Review: The Merchant of Death (Playing the Fool #2) by Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock

The Merchant of Death (Playing the Fool, #2)



All’s fair in love and war.

There’s something rotten in the state of Indiana. When con man Henry Page takes it upon himself to investigate the death of an elderly patient at a care facility, he does so in true Shakespearean tradition: dressed as a girl.

FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness has more to worry about than Henry’s latest crazy idea. Someone is trying to send him a message—via a corpse with a couple of bullets in it. He needs to figure out who’s trying to set him up before he gets arrested, and he really doesn’t have time for Henry’s shenanigans. Then again, he’d probably be able to focus better if Henry didn’t look so damn distracting in a babydoll dress and a wig.

But when Mac discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that connects the cases, he has to find a way to live on the right side of the law when he just might be in love with the wrong sort of man.



This was a nice story, I already knew and love the characters, especially Henry. It had the same humorous style the previous book had, but I feel like this one was a bit more serious and it take some attention to a very interesting subjects, not usually mention in books.

I loved the relationship between Henry and Viola, it was very sweet and also heartbroken to understand the whole situation. Viola among some other secondary characters were amazing. I really enjoyed her and Remi, and loved to hate some others.

Mac was also fun to read, it was very interesting to expect his reactions from the situations he was into and how much he let his feelings get involved in his job. His relationship with Henry is so much entertaining, I love the way they interact with each other, they’re great together.

The narration was great, I’m don’t generally like audiobooks, but this one is one of the exceptions, I think the narrator made a great job giving voices to Mac and Henry, it was so easy to know one from the other. It had a very nice way to make transmit the emotion, it was a great experience.

I feel like I liked the first book better, but I really enjoyed this one, and I’ll surely move on to the next one to know what the authors have prepare for Henry and Mac.

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