Will they find her before it is too late? – Bad Traffick by DV Berkom

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BAD TRAFFICK named a 2012 Top 5 Indie Pick by BloodWrites and a Top Pick by Night Owl Reviews! Also recently named a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review Best Books of 2013!

Although Bad Traffick is part of a series, it is a standalone novel and can be read by itself.

I am a huge fan of Leine Basso, a strong female protagonist, and DV Berkom. Her thrillers will leave you eagerly anticipating the next one. And I am ready, so bring it on.

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Judging by the cover of Bad Traffick, I think DV Berkom will be having me gritting my teeth and hanging on the edge of my seat, hoping and praying that Leine Basso will find the girl before the traffickers. And I am not wrong.

Bad Traffick grabs my attention from the opening page and never lets me go. DV Berkom has the ability to put me in a state of suspense from cover to cover, rooting for the good guys…and maybe one not so good gal, while wishing the worst on the criminals and evil that spread their cancer to the young and innocent.

Leine Basso is an ex assassin and is now working security for an actor, Miles Fournier. His long lost sister comes to him for help to find her twelve year old daughter, Mara, who has been kidnapped by traffickers.

Leine is a strong female protagonist who is a suspect in three cold murder cases. She and Jensen, a detective for the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division, have the hots for each other, but with her being a murder suspect, they have to communicate on the down low. Will Jensen risk everything to be with the babe magnet?

Leine has a special relationship with her twenty one year old daughter, April. They have much more in common than your average mother and daughter. They had both been abducted. Now, April wants to learn “the business.”  Hmm, could that be a story for another book? I guess we will have to wait and see. In the meantime…

There is much more going on than trafficking and I am very suspicious. Who can you trust? I found myself holding my breath, leaning forward in my seat with my hands tightly clenching the book as over and over again someone tried to kill her. Is it the same person or group? Is there more than one? I know it can’t happen, but I find myself yelling and talking to her, because even I do not know who she can trust.

Bad Trafffick is the second book in The Leine Basso Series, Serial Date being the first. They stand alone, so no cliffhangers or waiting to find out the ending. Still, I can hardly wait to begin the third book in the series, The Body Market, that sits patiently on my side table saying, “Read me.” DV has also just released the fourth book in the series, Cargo.

I received a copy of Bad Traffick from DV Berkom in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Dangerous obsessions take center stage when a former assassin and a homicide detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she’s lost forever.

Identified as a person of interest in three cold case murders she didn’t commit, ex-assassin Leine Basso accepts a temporary position as a bodyguard for A-list actor Miles Fournier as a favor to Detective Santiago Jensen.

Soon, a woman contacts Miles claiming to be his long-lost sister and confides that her daughter has been abducted by traffickers. Leine must confront her own demons as she races to rescue the girl before it’s too late.

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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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I am reading my way through DV Berkom’s The Leine Basso Thrillers:

5 Star Review – Serial Date by DV Berkom

I am also reading my way through DV Berkom’s Kate Jones Thrillers:

5 Star Review – Yucatan Dead by DV Berkom

5 Star Review – A One Way Ticket To Dead by DV Berkom

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)
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DV Berkom is offering an ebook from her backlist to one individual commenter. International. All you need to do is answer the following question and leave your email:

“I am a *cover girl*. What is your favorite thing about the cover for Bad Traffick by DV Berkom?”

Giveaway runs 7/28/15 – 8/11/15.

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13 thoughts on “Will they find her before it is too late? – Bad Traffick by DV Berkom

  1. Thank you for the FAB review, Sherry! I’m thrilled you enjoyed Bad Traffick–I wrote it after watching a documentary on human trafficking at my local community college. The book was a labor of both love and anger. Love, because after writing Serial Date I fell in love with my characters, Leine and Santa, and wanted to continue the series, and anger because of the documentary. I’d known about human trafficking, of course, but didn’t realize how pervasive it is in this country.

    On another note, since I’m in the process of re-branding the series’ covers, it will be interesting to find out readers’ reactions to them 🙂

    Thanks again! DV

    • I am ecstatic to be able the share the great characters and heartbreaking story. I saw something on TV and told Mr Wonderful that women have always been on guard, alert and aware of what is going on around us. We are prey to the stronger sex and he just sat there, thinking…

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  3. This is such a dark subject matter and it sounds like the author gave you one heck of a ride. Thanks for sharing it Sherry!

    • Yes and yes, Kimberly. If you didn’t catch DV’s comment above, the idea came to her when she was watching a documentary at her local college. Shows we must keep an open mind for ideas and thoughts to penetrate and inspire us.

  4. Sounds like one I’d like too. Great review Sherry. I like to font and coloring of Bad in the title. It’s bold against the grey.
    All of these books look amazing!

    • I think so too. The colors are vibrant and alive and jump off the “shelf”. Did you get your copy of Serial Date, or did you already have it? Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the cover.

    • It does, doesn’t it. I love when the scenes play out in my head as the word pass through my mid. Thanks for dropping in, Braine.

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