A One Way Ticket To Dead by D V Berkom Review & Giveaway

 The Kate Jones Thriller series is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

A One Way Ticket To Dead picks up where Yucatan Dead left off, but they can be read in any order.

Read my 5 Star review for Yucatan Dead here.

D V Berkom sure can pick a cover. I love them all.

Almost as much as I love the stories inside.

Be sure and enter the giveaway at the end of the post.


Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 20th 2014 by Createspace (first published March 6th 2014)
ISBN -149737765X (ISBN13: 9781497377653)
4.9 out of 5 stars – 21 reviews on Amazon
Cover – Kim Killion from the Killion Group


After years of running from her ex-a vicious Mexican drug lord-and his subsequent death, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone.

Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival, as both her life and the lives of the children of a man she once loved hang in the balance. And, with the possibility of an informant inside the DEA, she doesn’t know who she can trust.

From the emerald green shores of Seattle to the lush Yucatan jungle and unforgiving Sonoran desert, Kate Jones must once again face her past…and hope she survives.

MY REVIEW of A One Way Ticket To Dead by D V Berkom

D V Berkom asked me if I wanted to read A One Way Ticket to Dead. I had just finished reading Yucatan Dead and had met Kate while she was tearing through the jungle on a mission. I loved Yucatan Dead, so of course, I jumped all over A One Way Ticket To Dead. I was ecstatic when the package arrived and I opened it. Take a gander at this sweeeeet cover. Blood, guns and money, oh my. 😆

I must confess that the book stared at me for a few days before I gave in and said OK already. I love holding the pretty book in my hand, turning the paper pages instead of virtual ones. 🙂

We are going on another adventure with Kate. If you don’t know her, let me tell you a little bit about her. She had been young and impulsive when she made the biggest mistake of her life. She had been paying for it for ten years and so had anyone who befriended her. She had been kidnapped and chased through the Mexican jungle in Yucatan Dead and I knew it couldn’t be over yet. YAY!

I began reading the series out of order and you can to, but if this is your first DV Berkom novel, you might as well start at the beginning. I love these so much, I am sure I will work my way through them all.

My anticipation and tensions are high. I’m waiting for something to happen, you know, the proverbial shoe to drop.

In A One Way Ticket To Dead, Kate goes back for the stash of money she had stolen from the drug lord. They thought she was dead, she had been cautious, changing her appearance and keeping a low profile. She thought this would be her last trip here and she was happy for it. She’s determined to change her life. It’s time to lay all her cards on the table and hope the truth will win out.

But, she was wrong. She brought doom to all those close to her. Kate was determined to finish this, once and for all, to get Cole’s, her new husband, kids back come hell or high water.

I love the hint of Alaskan shamanism heritage. It adds that extra element that takes a book to a higher level.

Why would she jump from a perfectly good airplane? HALO 21,000 feet High altitude low opening . I am terrified just thinking about and so was she.

A One Way Ticket To Dead is my favorite kind of book. A fast paced adventure of a thrill ride. The suspense builds from page one, when I found her back in Mexico, and never let up. The sex and romance is light and the action heavy. Perfect.

DV Berkom knows how to create tension and suspense in a simple yet masterful way. Her writing flows smoothly and the pacing kept me turning the pages, unable to put the book down.

I’m wondering where HE is – Quinn. I feel sure he will make another appearance and I can hardly wait to see him again.

The fortune teller told her – Danger surrounds you. Be certain of your enemies even more so of your friends. You will soon have reason to fear.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos5 Stars – Would Buy It For Others (lol)


Image of D.V. BerkomDV Berkom is a slave to the voices in her head. As the author of two popular thriller series (Leine Basso and Kate Jones), her love of creating resilient, kick-*ss female characters stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, mysteries, and thrillers, and longing to find the female equivalent within those pages.

Raised in the Midwest, she received her BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Many, many cross-country moves (and several years) later, she now lives just outside of Seattle, Washington with the love of her life, Mark, an ex-chef-turned contractor, and writes every chance she gets.

For more information, please visit her website at www.dvberkom.com.

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The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Vol. 1 box set (includes the 1st four novellas in the series).
(The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Vol. 2 includes Cruising for Death (#5), YD, and AOWTTD, all for $8.99 (bought separately they would be 12.99)


Check out all these beautiful covers for the Kate Jones thrillers by DV Berkom.



taiwan flag smiley animated gif Pictures, Images and PhotosD V Berkom is offering for the giveaway two (2) ebooks of each novel, Yucatan Dead and A One Way Ticket to Dead. The novels can stand alone. Entry is easy. International.

Which book would you like and why?

Giveaway runs from November 11 – December 2, 2014.


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11 thoughts on “A One Way Ticket To Dead by D V Berkom Review & Giveaway

  1. THANK YOU for the great review, Sherry 😀 I’m so glad you enjoyed A One Way Ticket to Dead. It was a blast to write. My source for all things commando (Special Forces dude or, as I call him, SFD) gave me the idea for the HALO jump and extraction–now I want to try them both! (lol I’d probably be screaming at the top of my lungs the whole time, but what the heck, right?)

    • Oh man, you are braver than I. No way would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane. It’s hard enough just to get on it to begin with. I do not care that much for flying, but it is necessary to get me where I want to go. Be sure and get the video and pics if you every do it. LOL I am more the spectator type. I want to be where the action is, but in the background. I’ll take the pics. 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping in, Marla. I am glad my review helped you choose. I love the book and cover! Good luck in the giveaway.

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