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A Chip and a Chair

(Seven of Spades #5)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,454 ratings  ·  338 reviews
Detective Levi Abrams and PI Dominic Russo are reunited and more committed to each other than ever, but they can’t truly move forward with their lives until the serial killer who’s been tormenting them is behind bars. When a secret burial site is discovered in the desert with the remains of the Seven of Spades’s earliest victims, that goal finally seems within reach.

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ebook, 382 pages
Published March 11th 2019 by Riptide Publishing
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iam It definitely is the last book, though there has been talk of spin-off stories about side characters.

(Personally I thought there was a lot of progress…more
It definitely is the last book, though there has been talk of spin-off stories about side characters.

(Personally I thought there was a lot of progression on the SoS plot - I could eliminate several potential suspects, the SoS themselves as a person/murderer made a lot of progression and especially Levi's personal relationship with and how he views the SoS developed.)(less)
Carol Levitt Wow, thanks so much for your reply; unfortunately, I don't think I can wait that long!! Patience...not my virtue...Carol

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-loved Dominic and Levi,

-a bit too action packed in the last third( I got a bit bored and started skimming ),

-I already knew who the killer was going in and I'm still not convinced about the believability of it all,

-overall,I've enjoyed the series though.
3.25 stars

It is me not the book! I wanted to love it a bit more, but....Ugh!


The Good

- The writing as always.

- Levi and Dominic's relationship, finally these two got their shit together and the result was epic.


-Rebel is the best dog ever.

The Rest

-I found the case and the action scenes so long and boring.

-The SoS reveal was anticlimactic and unbelievable. I was so bummed that my guess was right all along. No zing or anything.


I will blame this on all the crime TV shows that i have watched, es
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Alright, I'm just going to go on record and say Kill Game and Trick Roller were my faves of the series, though this is absolutely a fun, action-packed and exciting conclusion to a heart-stopping series.

CK can layer suspense better than Duff Goldman can add layers to a cake, I tell ya!

Her plots twist and turn more than the Titan at Six Flags and that thing pulls 4.5 Gs!

^^^it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. No, for reals.

This conclusion was all sorts of fun and the whole series is not to
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, m-m
3.5 Stars

Well, I don’t know what to say! First of all, I really enjoyed Levi & Dominic’s relationship more in this book. They finally learned to communicate with each other properly and could fully trust each other. And the SOS’s identity was a surprise for me, I had someone else in my mind and so glad I was wrong. But I didn’t like them (view spoiler) Another thing is consider
Absolutely awesome series, though this book was not my favorite out of the 5. I was a bit disappointed by the fact that my (personal) suspect turned out to be the killer... Normally I would have been overjoyed about being right, but in this case..not so much. It also got more and more unbelievable towards the end...

That said this is still a great series and I will write a review as soon as I have processed my thought a bit...and slept for a week. I have some catching up to do ;)
No spoilers here. Just a strong recommendation. If you haven't read this series yet, pick up book 1 asap.

That. Was. Brilliant.

Standing O for Ms. Cordelia Kingsbridge! 👏👏👏👏👏

 ⚣ Marco ⚣
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, I’m… I'm totally speechless.

What. A. Ride!

This is hands down one of the best mystery/crime series (both M/M and non-M/M) I have ever read.

I can’t believe that every, and I mean EVERY question raised in the first 4 books, has been answered, and every little detail has been explained. No questions left unanswered here, folks.

Now THIS is how you do a fucking series finale, authors. Take notes!

This final instalment was so very satisfying and such a brilliant conclusion to an all-around amazing
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed this series immensely ... and, as usual when I become invested in the characters, I'm sorry to see it end. But this will definitely be a series I'll read again. I'm not sure how I feel about the reveal: Levi's reactions were strong but there's something that was missing ... not sure I even know what it was ... just a feeling I have about the second 1/2 of the book being rushed. Maybe that's on me: I didn't want the series to end. The prologue was a bit ... odd ... like there weren't ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did go into this with quite a bit of trepidation.

After the brilliantly angsty book 4 and all the threats the Seven of Spades made against Levi and pretty much the whole of LA, I was seriously worried about what might happen, particularly to Levi and Dom! And I was right to expect some pretty nasty stuff! Throw the actions and plans of the extremist group Utopia into the plot pot, and you get a pretty explosive story-line! (like literally...)

However, it was an absolute joy to finally see Levi a
*4.5 stars*

I had guessed SOS's identity in the first book and I was right. Honestly, I'm surprised that most people didn't suspect the killer sooner. Still, the moment of the revelation was magnificent, especially as far as the narrative structure is concerned. Absolutely brilliant.

The romance was very satisfying for me, same goes for the HEA. I still think that Levi is probably the sexiest MC ever.

My interest dimmed a little bit in the last because it was too action packed for my tastes, whi
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great ending to a great series!!!

What I didn’t like:
-the lack of quality time between Levi and Dominic.
We got quantity but not quality and I am so greedy for intimate moments with these two.
-the Identity of the SOS was so eye rolling and if I think too hard about how unrealistic it was I’ll end up dropping my rating so nope I’m not going to think about it 😒

What I loved:
-everything else!!!
-the action in the last quarter of the book had me on edge and I love that Dominic will do whatever is nece
5 Stars! All the Stars!!

I couldn’t put it down. Well done Cordelia Kingsbridge!!
4.5 Stars

We finally know who the Seven of Spades is. And by "we", I mean those of us who have finished the series (or, I suppose, if you've read spoilers, but I'm going to stay spoiler-free). Wow, what an amazing and wild ride it was! Now that I know, I'll say this -- I'm not saying. I'm not saying if they are or aren't the person I suspected. However, before all is said and done, you'll probably suspect, even if just a little, nearly everyone in the books.

We get a whole lot of questions an
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

While this was definitely a very engaging series that had me hooked from the start, I had a hard time with the previous book and I was somewhat disappointed in this final installment.

I liked this more than the angsty mess that was book 4, but I can’t say I was completely on board with the revelation of the Seven of Spades killer. I kind of suspected, but the way it was revealed and what happened after (spoiler doesn’t reveal the killer)((view spoiler)
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Martin by: Adam
I swear I almost thought we'd get a crazy ass reveal of the Seven of Spades, like 'oh, it was Rosalita, Levi's Mexican cleaning lady who never appeared in any of the books before!!


But no, the final revelation is certainly interesting and unexpected and still something that I would NEVER have figured out.

But I found myself smiling at a certain something in the (view spoiler) that might have been a hint. Certainly a bit tongue in cheek ;-)

Anyway, about this book:
Four books of suspense. Of whodunit. I had a feeling I had hyped this up too much in my head, and I was right.

It was still great. I loved the A-HA moment when the SOS was revealed.

I was looking for a little more "what now" for Levi and Dom at the end.

Overall, still awesome, but not as great as the other books
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fabulous conclusion to this series Levi & Dominic and glad for their final peace. An interesting unveiling and situation with the Seven of Spades, but no spoilers ! Highly recommend this series- it sucks you in and leaves you wanting more ! ...more
***Re-read June 2020. Nope, still find it inconceivable that one person could've been the monster that is the SoS, and am even more incredulous that (view spoiler) was that person. As I said in my review of this story, surely someone must've noticed that he/she kept disappearing all the time? How could they hold down an important job, a family and still do what they did? Whatever...not surprised Cordelia had to take time off after rushing this one through at the end. Hope ...more
4.5 stars for the book and 5 stars for Rebel

Before getting to my review, let me send a big, public ‘thank you’ to Rosa for an amazing buddy read. It was my first and I couldn’t have wished for a better one. Reading this series with you has made it all the much better, I can’t wait to repeat the experience. 😘

After the first four books, expectations were high and this book didn’t disappoint.

I’m not going into details about the plot, which kept my interest but was at times a bit over the top. The S
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-english, lgbtq
I need it.
I need more Levi.
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing


‘This…this was it. The beginning of the rest of his life.’

Extraordinary. Magnificent. Outstanding. Masterpiece. Thrilling. Outrageous. Suspenseful. Dramatic. Real. Sexy. Romantic. Surprising.
These are all words we’ve used in relation to every single book in the Seven of Spades Series by Cordelia Kingsbridge. It is rare…so very rare to read a series where every single book is a five-star read. Where, as you finish one book and have that agonising wait for the next book, up
EVERYTHING behind the spoiler tag, is INDEED spoiler. I will hold nothing back. Including the identity of the Seven of Spades. So don't click if you're not prepared

(view spoiler)
4.25 stars

This turned out to be a really good series even though for the first time in forever I GUESSED WHO THE KILLER WAS FROM THE START!!!

Now that I got that excitement out of the way, this final book in the series was a rollercoaster ride on-par with a Hollywood action movie. Not only do we finally find out who the Seven of Spades is, we also get an all out we only have hours to save Las Vegas from epic disaster storyline that would do Dwayne The Rock Johnson proud. The book starts off happ
I have mixed feelings about this ending. On the one hand, I definitely guessed the identity of the Seven of Spades a few books back.. maybe in the second? But along the way I pushed that individual down my list of suspects for some reason or another (my time away from the foreshadowing probably didn't help). And hilariously one of the two who had made it to the top of my list by the end of book four was actually the eleventh hour red herring, a major contender that threw everyone for a loop, so ...more
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtq, m-m
I think I have put this review off long enough, yeah?

The thought of writing this weighed heavy on me but worse, the fact I hadn’t written it was just too much to bear.

So here we go.

This series should have been perfect for me. It is probably my most favorite type of story. I have a thing for Serial Killers. It’s sick. I am not alone though, right? But, it wasn’t perfect though and it made me sad but mostly it made me angry and I never really got over it.


Kill Game was the setup and it was
I was right!!! I had my suspicions on who the Seven of Spades was and I was right!!!! It's a very satisfying feeling, lol. Of course while the actual guilty party was my prime suspect, I did have a few others in mind just in case. :D

Holy cow was this story full of chaos. Las Vegas is on the verge of falling in to the depths of Hell and everyone wants a piece of Levi. The extremeness of the events in this final installment are very much over the top and really not plausible, I still 100% enjoyed
Jason Bradley
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so there needs to be more! You can't leave me here. I know it's the end but I don't want it to be the end. Dammit.

I had a little trouble believing who the Seven of Spades ended up being. But not enough for it to matter.

And the writing on this! Flawless! I will be reading more from this author.

ETA: Days later, I am still having trouble with the ending. Here is my stance:
(view spoiler)
Joyfully Jay
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: michelle
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

If you have been following this series, it would be difficult to not be aware by this point that this book has been released. This is it! The book that reveals who the Seven of Spades is and brings the series to a close. Going into this book, I had one thought as to who the serial killer could be and while I was correct, it did not lessen the blow to watch Levi see it play out. And, all credit goes to the author’s skill for leaving a few clues to trace, but ultim
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

I'm out of breath because all of the action. What my poor Levi was put through in all of the aspects, hurt me.

The revelation of who the "Seven of Spades" was, was not that surprising for me. It just made sense. But what happened after, when the "good guys" worked together with SoS, was confusing to me. But I guess that was the purpose, I think. Life is not black-and-white so I suppose ms Kingsbridge wanted to let us know so isn't a serial killer. This serial killer wasn't all bad..
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Cordelia Kingsbridge has a master's degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, but quickly discovered that direct practice in the field was not for her. Having written novels as a hobby throughout graduate school, she decided to turn her focus to writing as a full-time career. Now she explores her fascination with human behavior, motivation, and psychopathology through fiction. Her w ...more

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