Her dimpled smile and alluring gaze wouldn’t work this time. Neither would her charm, curves, and effervescent youth–qualities that had always kept her moving in all the right circles. The high life.
Not this time. This time was terrifyingly different.
Shackled by her own regrets and the hell delivered by her captors, she struggles to find a sliver of hope where there is none. Time ticks . . .
Having made a name for himself in just a few short months as a Dallas PI, Booker T. Adams yanks the brake on everything once the sister of his business partner and friend, Alisa Lopes, goes missing.
Meanwhile, a family grieves for the loss of their child, another teen who thought she could have it all. Hired to find her killer, Booker treads through a layer of slime, trying to uncover who could be preying on a generation blinded by the hyper-active pursuit of fame and fortune—someone who enjoys it far too much.
With time running out before another shining star turns up in a body bag, Booker chases an invisible executor, grasping at any shred of evidence to find the young beauty.
For Alisa. For the grieving family. For every girl plucked off the street never to be heard from again. It has to stop. Today. In Dallas.
Booker will either succeed or die trying. And so will countless others.
My Review –
This is my first Mefford book, so I haven’t read the other books in the series, but I will definitely be reading them now. Blood Ring kicks off to a great start straight from the get go.
Booker, a Dallas PI has a new case, the carefree and wild sister of his business partner, Alisa , has gone missing and time is running short out fast on finding her. A brutally murdered woman has shown up and things start to point at a possible connection between the disappearance of Alisa’s sister Natalie, and the murder. Could they be connected? Is the sister’s fate already drawn out in blood? Booker needs to figure out if the two cases are related, and fast. With Alisa at his side they start to uncover more than they were ready for, but lives are at stake and the clock is ticking. Natalie is trying to keep herself together, her smile and quick charm won’t be getting her out of this mess this time. She struggles to find anymore hope as her captures take their turn with her. Will she be saved from this hell she’s been delivered too? Will she see the light of day again? Natalie isn’t sure she’ll be making it out at all the longer she’s held.
Mean awhile Alisa and Booker are working hard at trying to find Natalie, as details emerge along the investigation, more evidence springs up topping the level of intensity to an all time high, will they be able to put it all together in time to find and save Natalie? Will they be able to stop more young women from being taken and tortured and brutally murdered? You’ll have to read to find out!
This book was very fast paced, and very well written. The details and description made it an incredibly vivid read. There’s a back and forth way about this, between Alisa and Booker doing their work and combing through the case, to Natalie trying to hold herself together, but you’re never lost in what’s happened. The thrill and the suspense made it difficult to put down until I reached the end. If you enjoy a crime suspense story, this is for you! I would really enjoy reading series from the start, great intro for me to a new Author, I am hooked for sure!
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On a cool October afternoon, the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people, mostly children, who’ve just been killed by an explosion on a bus.
A white supremacist group claims responsibility, opening old wounds, turning neighbor against neighbor–fracturing the community.
A Southeast Dallas native, Booker T. Adams couldn’t be more invested in the city…in the people he’d served for the last seven years as a beat cop for the Dallas Police Department. Without warning, it becomes personal for Booker on so many levels. And as panic grips the city, he must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to end the chaos.
With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another, Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community, and to stop the brutal, senseless slayings.
If he fails, terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.
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A performance for the ages.
Courtney Johnson brings the house down in the heart of the vibrant Dallas Arts District. Later, shrills pierce the hallways of Wyle Theater when Courtney, a budding Broadway musical star, is found dead, a single bullet to the head.
Driven to find the killer before panic tears apart the arts community and all those who support it, private investigator Booker T. Adams discovers evidence of a professional hit, then uncovers a lovers ‘ triangle that takes him all the way to the mean streets of Boston.
And then it happens again. Another performer killed, someone Booker had met. Rocked by the shocking murders, performers and patrons alike fear that a serial killer is on the loose, and no one knows when and or where another dead body will show up.
But professional obligations quickly morph into personal vendettas. Running against an unforgiving clock, Booker is forced to solicit the help of a crime boss, The Shark.
With his life threatened at almost every turn, and his heart being put through a meat grinder, Booker taps into every resource at his disposal to stop more than just a killer.
Full of unforgettable characters, bone-chilling suspense and stunning thrills, BOOKER – Tap That is a wild ride that will test even the most fervent reader’s quest for a luminous reading experience.
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After a life filled with destruction of others and himself, and his body ravaged by disease, there’s only one thing left for Javier Calero to do. Leave a legacy that will finally bring meaning to his life—and to the death of an American president more than fifty years ago.
The CEO of a green energy company is murdered behind his million-dollar estate, his neck nearly severed in two. Recruited to aid the widow and find a savage killer, Booker finds himself in the middle of a family train wreck.
Days later, thrust into the crossfire of a deadly sniper, Booker eludes sure death with the uncanny arrival of a young woman who only wants to save her father from harm. But she can’t do it without Booker’s help.
Joining forces with a Latin spitfire, Booker and his new sidekick, Maggie, embark on a twenty-four-hour quest to hunt down a killer determined to make an indelible mark on history—just like the one that struck down John F. Kennedy a half-century earlier, which launched a cascade of assassination investigations and theories.
BOOKER – Hate City weaves a historic tale of thrills and suspense, examining the justifications of the unjustifiable.
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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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