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9.2 - The Devil's Dicemen

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Jago & Litefoot - Series 9
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 3/11/16 12:26 pm
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In the Devil's Dicemen, Jago and Litefoot disembark their ship and stumble on a series of mysterious deaths while Jago is led into a high stakes casino where winning requires forfeiting his soul. The story and features a great guest appearance by David Warner as a man who joins Litefoot in investigating the deaths. Though why he's investigating is an open question.

The one sticking point for me in this story is that Jago is a little too dense to how really dangerous the people who are inviting him to gamble as the Dark Casino are. And after eight series, such credulity seemed way out of character. This is made up for at the end where Jago's intelligence does re-emerge in a surprising twist. Plus, the mystery is interesting throughout.



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Reviewed By: kfb2014Review Date: 6/29/15 10:39 am
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After the opener in this the 9th box set, I was expecting big things from the second story and it didn't fail to deliver on every score. J&L now out of the fog have landed in the South of France, and make there way over to the mainland to play a little roulette at the local casino. Jago who is more up for this than Litefoot, soon gets consumed in the debauchery of whole thing, accompanied by his new friend from the ship Aubrey. When Litefoot decides to call it a night he comes across the strange Dr Betterman who at first we get the impression he is up to no good. However, we soon find that between the two physicians that there is something sinister happening here, untimely deaths, and, some betting more than money on the spin of the wheel. Needless to day Jago falls victim to the alluring Madame Diabolique and the Devils Roulette wheel, will this determine the fate of Jago, or will Litefoot and his new companion come to the rescue.

Superb, smashing, wonderfully satisfying. Jago and Litefoot is like your favourite desert or pudding, it just finishes off the wonderful meal. The story here is expertly crafted and written with a real passion for story telling from the off set we are experiencing the story telling genre to a whole new level. Although some of this falls out so expectantly we are never at a loss to the way it is told. Bring on story number three to this so far effortless box set.

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Reviewed By: komodoReview Date: 5/4/15 7:20 am
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We really get two story lines in this one.

The ship has stopped in at Monte Carlo where trouble is afoot. Litefoot teams up with Dr Betterman played by the ever talented David Warner. Its a great storyline as they investigate without trusting each other. The dynamic is good and the acting better. Its well scripted and very enjoyable.

Then, on the B side we have Jago and the ship's purser running into trouble at the casino. They act it well, the chemistry between the pair is good, but their plot is not so strong as they meet and deal with Diablique, a character whose plot is over the top villainy played by Miranda Raison who sadly over acts it. The resolution of this plot line is too predicable as most of it isn't plausible thus leaving only one viable outcome. (No need to spoil despite it being obvious)