I am reviewing my second Booker series book today (you can read my first here) that I once again received from Beck Valley Books and although this book had some important differences from the other (setting and characters were much different in this one), I still thoroughly enjoyed it. Booker’s life is still quite the mess in this one, as he seeks to rid himself and the world of a past threat and cold-blooded killer. Once again, the plot line diverges with a few different plotlines and multiple characters being introduced, all of them compelling and somewhat a mess in their own right.
Having now read two of the Booker books, I really appreciate the author’s ability to put you in the place of action. I could easily imagine the sights and sounds and even the smells that Booker was experiencing. Although I am not as much a fan of the setting for this book (the last was tied to more familiar scenes in Dallas TX and the Sixth Floor Library Museum, this one takes place primarily in the Dominican Republic where I’ve never been), I can still appreciate the vivid detail of descriptions of places and people that Mefford brings to the story.
Once again, the plot is fast moving which made it a fast and furious read for me. And Booker was once again a very likable character, with flaws but strong convictions. The tension is definitely there throughout, although I felt like the final climax felt a bit too “neat” for the messiness that preceded it, but it didn’t take away from my enjoying the book. Overall, it was a very enjoyable book and a fun read! You can check out the whole series to follow Booker through his many challenges! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the Mystery/Thriller genre and enjoys a good tension-filled read.
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No more deception.
Brought to the Caribbean island of Dominican Republic on the premise that he could finally close the chapter on the darkest moment of his life—and rid the world of a cold-blooded killer—Booker T. Adams instantly finds a far different scene. Set against the backdrop of a city consumed by the rising fear of terrorism and a brutal drug lord, a woman, seemingly with two lives and even two faces, uses her hypnotic charm to get what she wants, sending Booker on a mission to rescue a teenage boy held hostage.
No more lies.
Befriended by a fired cop and a homeless kid with nothing to live for, Booker struggles to understand fact versus fiction, while staving off wild bores, snakes, terrorist traps, and a past that has haunted him for almost thirty years. Is he dealing with people believing their own hypocrisy, or have they simply perfected the art of betrayal and treachery?
No more killing.
The all-powerful rule with brute force, killing women and children like they’re swatting flies. It’s a savagery that Booker can’t comprehend, let alone defeat. With the smell of death stuffed down his throat, the man with everything to lose puts everything on the line—because he can stand…
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About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.
John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.
When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.
John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.