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Saturday, June 1, 2024

My Thoughts - MIA by John Lansing

MIA by John Lansing


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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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:

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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


This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for John Lansing. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway is for:    a $25 Gift Card AND a print copy of MIA by John Lansing [US Only]

1 comment:

  1. Great review! Well, looks like I am going to have to read this series!