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Friday, July 19, 2024

My Thoughts - SERVED COLD by James L’Etoile

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SERVED COLD

by James L’Etoile

July 15 – August 9, 2024 Virtual Book Tour

Synopsis:

Served Cold by James L'Etoile

When a cargo trailer packed with dead undocumented migrants is found abandoned at a freeway rest stop, Detective Nathan Parker soon discovers the dead wore identical clothing, were the same age, and weren’t destined for the fields. Parker uncovers a diabolical connection between the migrants and a high-tech computer firm handling sensitive government information—information that could jeopardize the lives of thousands if it got into the wrong hands. Hands like the gang assassin who killed Parker’s partner, who surfaces drawing them together for a final showdown. 

Parker promised his partner revenge as he bled out in Parker’s arms—revenge is a dish best served cold.

Book Details:

Genre: Thriller, Procedural
Published by: Level Best Books
Publication Date: July 16, 2024
Number of Pages: 320 
Series: Detective Nathan Parker Novels, Book 3 | Each is a stand-alone novel
Book Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Author Bio:

James L'Etoile

James L’Etoile uses his twenty-nine years behind bars as an influence in his award-winning novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is a former associate warden in a maximum-security prison, a hostage negotiator, and director of California’s state parole system. His novels have been shortlisted or awarded the Lefty, Anthony, Silver Falchion, and the Public Safety Writers Award. Face of Greed is his most recent novel and up for an Anthony Award for Best Novel. Served Cold is part of the Lefty and Anthony nominated Nathan Parker series. Look for River of Lies, coming in 2025.

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My Thoughts



 Served Cold is written by James L'Etoile. I first got to "meet" this author when he participated in a reader q&a event via zoom. I was so excited to be a part of the tour. This is book three in the Detective Nathan Parker series. I have not read the series, but I had no issues following along. This book drew me in within the first few pages and I could not read fast enough. I had to know what was happening next. 

Detective Nathan Parker is on a case where a trailer full of dead undocumented migrants are found. There are some weird connections that Nathan finds. They are all in identical clothing and are connected with a compute firm that handles sensitive government information. What could have lured them into this situation? Why did the driver just abandon them on the side of the road?

The deeper Parker digs, the more then meets the eye. However, Parker is determined to find out who is behind this even if the case gets turned over to Homeland Security, Parker is not so ready to let it go. He is also bent on seeking revenge The author takes us on an adventure that will send you on twists and turns and will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

The book is well written. The characters are well developed. There is so much action and suspense. Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book, all thoughts are my own. 



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Sunday, July 7, 2024

My Thoughts - SHOW GAME by Steve Anderson

Show Game by Steve Anderson

SHOW GAME

by Steve Anderson

July 1-12, 2024 Virtual Book Tour

A mysterious vigilante abducts powerful abusers and exposes them in a twisted “Show Game" in this psychological thriller.

The pandemic may be over, but the world is not safe for those who prey on the innocent. A vigilante known by the alias “Alex” knows what these transgressors have done. And taking them captive is only the first step toward vengeance. In order to be set free, they must first play the Show Game . . .

A predatory priest, a double-dealing politician, a fraudulent philanthropist—Alex has ways of making them confess, on camera, for all the world to witness. But the Show Game is building toward a darkly personal finale: exposing society’s most notorious and evil abuser.

As Alex gets closer to the main event, investigative reporter Owen Tanaka is determined to unmask the vigilante’s true identity and motive. But when a shocking revelation hits close to home, Owen must decide whether to stop a criminal mastermind’s devious scheme . . . or let the Show Game play its final round.

Book Details:

Genre: Psychological, Crime, Suspense Thriller
Published by: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: July 2, 2024
Number of Pages: 316
ISBN: 9781504086776 (ISBN10: 1504086775)
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookShop.org | Goodreads | Open Road

 


Author Bio:

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is the author of numerous novels, mostly historical thrillers about gutsy underdogs. In an earlier life he earned an MA in history and was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany. Day jobs have included busy waiter, Associated Press rookie, and language instructor. He’s also written historical nonfiction and translated bestselling German novels. A hopeless soccer addict, he lives in his hometown of Portland, Oregon with his wife RenĂ©.

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MY THOUGHTS


Show Game is written by Steve Anderson. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it will not be my last. The book is fast paced and a great read. I really found myself pondering --- what if someone did this for real. There are so many corrupt people out there. 

A vigilante, Alex, seems to know a lot of people's deep dark secrets. They have taken matters into their own hands and abducts those who have major transgressions. Alex has a way of making those confess, and it's all done on camera for the whole world to witness. Alex is building up to a huge grand finale. Investigative reporter Owen Tanaka wants to unmask Alex. Then suddenly he finds the game hitting a little too close  to home. 

I loved the premise of this book. The book drew me in within the first few pages. I found myself completely lost in the book. My husband stood there trying to get my attention several times, and I was completely lost in the story. My heart was pounding the entire time. 

The book is well written. The storyline is engaging. I did not want the book to end. I hope to read more from this author in the future. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 




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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

My Thoughts - SECRETS & PHOTOGRAPHS by A. K. Ramirez

 

Secrets and Photographs by A. K. Ramirez

SECRETS & PHOTOGRAPHS

by A. K. Ramirez


June 17-28, 2024
Virtual Book Tour

The Marissa Ambrose Witness Series

 

How do you stop a killer you can't even see?

It’s been two years since Detective Marissa Ambrose nearly lost her life working the Couple’s Killer case, but time hasn’t stopped the vivid nightmares. She still carries the heavy guilt of her partner’s death, and the Seattle Police Department refuses to support her theory that the suspect they arrested had an accomplice. With her ex-husband regretfully out of the picture, Marissa was supposed to be focusing on adjusting back to something resembling normalcy in her quiet tourist town. Then the letters came.

Unmarked envelopes full of photographs have been arriving at Marissa’s door. Candid shots of her at home. Now, Marissa is certain the missing murderer is stalking her, tracking her every move to finish what he started. As she obsesses over the strange images, the Seattle PD unexpectedly asks for her help. A serial killer is on the loose and targeting members of the Port Townsend community. Despite a personal connection to the first victim, Marissa agrees to pin her badge on once more.

The photographs are piling up and the suspect can’t be seen by surveillance cameras. Like a ghost, this killer is haunting her.

Book Details:

Genre: Mystery Thriller
Published by: 4 Horsemen Publications
Publication Date: November 15, 2022
Number of Pages: 362
ISBN: 9781644506639 (ISBN10: 1644506637)
Series: Marissa Ambrose Witness Series, #1
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookShop.org | Goodreads | 4 Horsemen Publications

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Author Bio:

A. K. Ramirez

A.K. Ramirez is a mystery writer tucked in a corner of the Pacific Northwest. She likes to weave mystery, and family drama with a little bit of romance all in one. She has participated in NaNoWriMo on and off for years, reaching her goal three times with three different novels, in both the mystery and fantasy genres. When she isn’t writing, she runs a dog training, boarding, and daycare facility or spends time with her husband, kids, and pack of dogs. 

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MY THOUGHTS

Secrets and Photographs is written by A.K. Ramirez. It is my first exposure to this author, and it will not be the last. I found myself drawn into the Marissa and her life within the first few pages. Marissa is a detective on leave with the Seattle Police Department. She experienced something harrowing and she still suffers from PTSD. 

Marissa is convinced that those behind the horrible memories are still out there. She tries to tell the police, but it does not seem that they believe her. She gets photographs sent to her. The photographs capture her doing every day life. Suddenly she is called to assist with a murder investigation. Since there are the two cases going on, the author has packed in a lot of twists, turns and the potential for a romance. 

I love main characters who are flawed. Marissa has some guilt from the death of her former partner. She pushed her ex husband away. She moved back into her childhood home. She does not want to open up in therapy. Her service dog, Ellie is the best. 

The story is well written. The book will draw you in within the first few pages. I cannot wait until the next book in the series. I am completely invested. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Book Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

 


Tour Participants:


06/04 Review @ fuonlyknew
06/17 Review @ Cassidys Bookshelves
06/18 Review @ Paws. Read. Repeat
06/19 Review @ Country Mamas With Kids
06/20 Review @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
06/21 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
06/21 Review @ Pat Fayo reviews
06/24 Review @ fundinmental
06/25 Review @ bookwormbecky1969
06/26 Review @ Because I said so
06/27 Review @ The AR Critique
06/28 Review @ The Page Ladies




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Saturday, June 1, 2024

My Thoughts - MIA by John Lansing

MIA by John Lansing

MIA

by John Lansing

May 20 - June 14, 2024 Virtual Book Tour

Mia, is the origin story of retired inspector Jack Bertolino as a young undercover, NYPD narco-busting detective and his relationship with Mia, his confidential informant. 

Mia, a former Miss Colombia, has the kind of beauty that can make a grown man contemplate leaving his wife, his job, and his kids. She’s a complex character, with a painful backstory, who signs on with Jack to help him infiltrate, and take down, a heavy hitter in the Colombian drug trade. Mia has ice water in her veins and is already responsible for delivering large amounts of cocaine, and millions of the cartels cash into the government’s coffers. 

This is Jack and Mia’s story. How Mia became a confidential informant, her evolving relationship with Jack, and how the life and death case they break wide open becomes the prequel to The Devil’s Necktie

Book Details:

Genre: Crime Thriller
Published by: White Street Press/ Karen Hunter Publishing
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Number of Pages: 252 
ISBN: 979-8-89456-000-7 (Print) | 979-8-89456-899-7 (Digital)
Series: The Jack Bertolino Series, Prequel
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

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Author Bio:

John Lansing

John Lansing is the author of six thrillers featuring Jack Bertolino—The Devil’s NecktieBlond CargoDead Is DeadThe Fourth Gunman25 to Life, and MIA—as well as the true-crime non-fiction book Good Cop Bad Money, written with former NYPD Inspector Glen Morisano. He has been a writer and supervising producer on Walker, Texas Ranger, the co-executive producer of the ABC series Scoundrels, and co-wrote two MOWs for CBS. The Devil’s Necktie is in development at Andria Litto’s Amuse Entertainment, with Barbara DeFina attached as a producer. 

A native of Long Island, John now resides in Los Angeles.

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MY THOUGHTS


MIA is written by John Lansing. This is the first book that I have read by this author, and it will not be my last. This is book 5 in the Jack Bertolino series, but this was an orgin story. I felt myself drawn in within the first few pages, and I could not read fast enough. 

Jack Bertolini and his informant Mia are working together to infiltrate a Columbian drug cartel. I loved the danger that Mia knew she would be in by assisting law enforcement. Mia is a big time player and has such a complex story. I enjoyed getting to know her. 

For someone who has not read this series, I feel that this was a good place to start. I liked getting to know the characters and hope to read more in the future. The book is well written, the descriptions in each scene makes you feel like you are there. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book, all thoughts are my own. 

Tour Participants:


05/15 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea
05/15 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
05/20 Showcase @ Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
05/20 Showcase @ The Mystery of Writing
05/22 Showcase @ 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS
05/23 Review @ Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense
05/24 Showcase @ Silvers Reviews
05/26 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
05/30 Review @ Paws. Read. Repeat
05/31 Review @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
06/01 Review @ Because I said so
06/03 Review @ Why Not? Because I Said So Book Reviews
06/04 Review @ dianas_books_cars_coffee
06/05 Review @ Novels Alive
06/06 Review @ mokwip8991
06/07 Review @ Country Mamas With Kids
06/08 Review @ Pat Fayo reviews
06/09 Review @ The AR Critique
06/10 Guest post @ Elicias Book Haven
06/10 Review @ FullyBookedInKentucky
06/11 Review @ fundinmental
06/12 Review @ Avonna Loves Genres
06/13 Review @ Catreader18




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