What do you get when you cross a former nurse who has long sultry legs with a detective agency that investigates insurance fraud? You get Pauline Sokol, detective extraordinaire. Pauline Sokol is the creation of author, Lori Avocato who has also worked as a nurse.

In her newest addition to the Pauline Sokol mystery series, Nip, Tuck, Dead, the sassy ex-nurse-turned-medical insurance fraud investigator’s latest case goes beyond skin deep when she goes undercover at a plastic surgery spa for the rich and powerful.

In her latest case Sokol investigates cosmetic surgery fraud in Newport Rhode Island, the surgical playground for the rich and famous, by assuming the role of a private duty nurse, but what she needs is a suitable patient to attend to. Luckily, her best friend and colorful co-worker “Goldie” is a flamboyant cross dresser who jumps at the chance for a nose job. During her time undercover, Pauline uses her astute nursing powers of observation and her critical thinking skills to escape from the jaws of death, solve a murder case, and put a few shady characters behind bars. It just goes to prove once a nurse, always a nurse. Bravo, Nurse Sokol!

This is a great book for those who like a quick read. I finished the book cover-to-cover in two evenings while my husband was busy watching televised football games. I can’t wait to read Lori’s book, One Dead Under the Cuckoo’s Nest. I want to see what kind of trouble she uncovers on a psych unit.