REVIEW TOUR: AT ANY COST by JOHN W. MEFFORD @JWMefford @beckvalleybooks #Thriller #Mystery

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Alex Troutt series, Beck Valley Books, John W. Mefford, Kindle Unlimited, mystery, Review, thriller / 0 Comments

Title:  AT Any Cost
Author: John W. Mefford
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Source: Author via Beck Valley Book Tours , Kindle Unlimited
in exchange for an honest review
Format: Ebook
Published: June 5, 2018
Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 278
Reading Challenges:  2018 New Release Challenge

Available to buy from….    Paperback

After the shocking end in At Stake, I could not wait to get my hands on At Any Cost.  The first chance I got I began to read this installment. The story begins in a suspensefully. Someone is holding a gun to Alex’s head, the trigger clicks and bam back to the point before the commencement of this scene.
Alex face new challenges in this installment.  First forced relocation to an FBI safe house after someone firebombed her home and now she finds herself in the middle of another puzzling case. Someone is hacking ATMs and if that is not enough dead bodies are turning up and witnesses are being silenced.  Who is responsible? Are both cases connected? Better yet, do the case have any connection to reason Ozzie was in protective custody?
While Alex and Ozzie work together to uncover the truth, they find themselves surrounded by danger at every turn. Once again, Alex is fighting for her life.  She sure knows how to attract danger.  These are not the only issues she is facing. Little does she know that someone she trusts would betray her. Wow! Talk about surprises.  This was one the reasons for my eagerness regarding this installment.  The reason for the betrayal is understandable but the actions are not justifiable. Alex is not the only victim of and it proves how far-reaching the actions of an insecure and petty person can have on a team.
At Any Cost is a suspenseful, page turning and entertaining read. However, it is not without its issues.  It ended on a disappointing note. It was rather anti-climactic. Based on how the events unfolded, and my expectations of the author, the ending did not deliver as expected. Instead of the explosive, hanging from a ledge ending the author is known for, readers get an end that is not only predictable but also abrupt and boring.   I was also disappointed with how the events surrounding the betrayal unfolded and how the author wrapped the matter up. This too ended abruptly and I thought it could have better handled. It felt rushed and could have done with some meat.
Overall, this was an exciting read, but it not one of my favourites. However, despite the disappointing ending I would recommend it to fans of thrillers and mysteries as it does have intense and exciting scenes. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

The slayings are cold-blooded… 

…but it’s deceit that has Alex staring at the face of death. 

Alex goes off the books to try to stop a group that has re-defined modern-day terrorism. Extortion, bombings, and assassinations have created fear inside and outside of the beltway — all while being nearly invisible.

Alex has no choice but to pull in Ozzie — they only find more death. A young woman with so much hope…two bullets in the back of her head. How does she connect to all the other deaths in cities across the world?

Alex can only see one common thread: a blood-thirsty quest to obtain control. And that control will kill hundreds of thousands to pad the pockets of the group’s leadership.

Shots fly. Alex and Ozzie try to escape death. But how do all the pieces fit together? They can’t. Not unless there’s a betrayal that will turn Alex’s world upside down — just before she’s shot in the face.

You think you’ll identify the Judas. But no one can predict how treacherous the mind becomes.

Is this the last day of Alex’s life?

Redemption Thriller Series

*Suggested to read the books in the following order:
Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Bay
AT Large
AT Once
AT Dawn
AT Dusk
AT Last
Books in the Ivy Nash Thrillers:
IN Defiance
IN Pursuit
IN Doubt
Break IN
IN Control
IN The End
Books in the Ozzie Novak Thrillers
ON Edge 
Game ON  
ON The Rocks  
Shame ON You 
ON Fire  
ON The Run 
Books in the Alex Troutt Thrillers:
AT Stake
AT Any Costs
Back AT You
AT Every Turn
AT Death’s Door
AT Full Tilt
The Scoop 
By now you’re probably aware that the Alex Troutt thrillers, Ivy Nash thrillers, and the Ozzie Novak thrillers are all under the same Redemption Thriller Series umbrella. Why? Because, ultimately, they all connect — Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. How? That’s part of the mystery that I’m slowly unveiling throughout the Redemption Thriller Series.
Through each sub-series, characters from different books appear in the other novels. If it adds suspense, intrigue, or even a good laugh, I’ve included a cross-over character — it’s a lot more fun that way. Plus — and here’s the real kicker — the final six novels will bring all of the major characters together — Alex, Ivy, Ozzie. It will be explosive and gut-wrenching…in a way that will leave you breathless.

About the Author
Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble, and a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner.

John W. Mefford has been writing his debut novel since he first entered the work force almost thirty years ago, although he never put words on paper until 2009. Once he started writing, however, he couldn’t stop. Many readers ask John from where he gets his ideas. Well, he’s a veteran of the corporate rat-race, a former journalist, and he’s always been an astute observer of human and social behavior. On top of that, he’s really good at embellishing.

A member of International Thriller Writers, John writes novels full of electrifying suspense — the same types of books he has loved to read since before he could shave.

When he’s not writing, he chases his youth on bike or a basketball court, all while making mental notes of people and societies across the land.

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