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BOOKER: Blood Ring by John Mefford (Booker #4)

Posted on July 31, 2015 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in 4 stars, Beck Valley Books, Book Tour, John W. Mefford, mystery, Sugar Hill Press, thriller / 1 Comment

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Her dimpled smile and alluring gaze wouldn’t work this time. Neither would her charm, curves, and effervescent youth–qualities that had always kept her moving in all the right circles. The high life.

Not this time. This time was terrifyingly different.

Shackled by her own regrets and the hell delivered by her captors, she struggles to find a sliver of hope where there is none. Time ticks . . .

Having made a name for himself in just a few short months as a Dallas PI, Booker T. Adams yanks the brake on everything once the sister of his business partner and friend, Alisa Lopes, goes missing.

Meanwhile, a family grieves for the loss of their child, another teen who thought she could have it all. Hired to find her killer, Booker treads through a layer of slime, trying to uncover who could be preying on a generation blinded by the hyper-active pursuit of fame and fortune—someone who enjoys it far too much.

With time running out before another shining star turns up in a body bag, Booker chases an invisible executor, grasping at any shred of evidence to find the young beauty.

For Alisa. For the grieving family. For every girl plucked off the street never to be heard from again. It has to stop. Today. In Dallas.

Booker will either succeed or die trying. And so will countless others.

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What I enjoy most about the books in this series so far is that the stories are thrilling, suspenseful, fast paced and not in the least predictable. Booker-Blood Ring the fourth book in the series was no exception. From the moment I began reading this installment I knew I would be in for a thrilling ride. I was hooked from the very first page.

This time around things have become personal as Alissa’s sister, Natalie is missing. (Alissa is Booker’s assistant).  To make matters worse Natalie’s friend was found murdered. The question on everyone’s lips at this point is, is the two incidents related or is it mere coincidence?
I found this installment to be darker and a lot more frightening.  I was reminded of the dangers that women and men face at the hands of sexual predators. It was a vivid reminder that the high and fast life is not all that it purports to be. Danger in the form of drugs and sexual deviances is likely to be lurking, patiently waiting for its next victim.

The story was well written and the manner in which each scene was described made me feel as if I were a part of the story. The pace was well balanced and the story did not feel rushed. As one would expect from this genre, there were twists and turns that made me feel as if I were on a roller coaster ride. I found myself guessing time and time again who the villain is. I had a hard time figuring it out as they were so many likely suspects. When the truth was revealed I was totally surprised.
I liked that the author made the characters easy to relate to by infusing their personal lives into the story. I am sure every parent can relate to the challenge Booker faced when it came to providing an appropriate response to his daughters inquisitive and incessant questions. I found these moments very amusing. Most of the characters from the prior books appear in this installment and I was introduced to some new an interesting ones.

This installment is my favourite of the series thus far. I am unable to say any more for fear that I may reveal too much, so my recommendation to you is, get a copy so you will understand what I am speaking about. Also, I would suggest that you get the rest of the books in the series. It will be worth it. 

Check out the other books in the series

Booker: Streets of Mayhem (Booker #1)

On a cool October afternoon, the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people, mostly children, who’ve just been killed by an explosion on a bus.

A white supremacist group claims responsibility, opening old wounds, turning neighbor against neighbor–fracturing the community.

A Southeast Dallas native, Booker T. Adams couldn’t be more invested in the city…in the people he’d served for the last seven years as a beat cop for the Dallas Police Department. Without warning, it becomes personal for Booker on so many levels. And as panic grips the city, he must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to end the chaos.

With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another, Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community, and to stop the brutal, senseless slayings.

If he fails, terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.

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Booker: Tap That (Booker #2)
A performance for the ages.
Courtney Johnson brings the house down in the heart of the vibrant Dallas Arts District. Later, shrills pierce the hallways of Wyle Theater when Courtney, a budding Broadway musical star, is found dead, a single bullet to the head.
Driven to find the killer before panic tears apart the arts community and all those who support it, private investigator Booker T. Adams discovers evidence of a professional hit, then uncovers a lovers ‘ triangle that takes him all the way to the mean streets of Boston.
And then it happens again. Another performer killed, someone Booker had met. Rocked by the shocking murders, performers and patrons alike fear that a serial killer is on the loose, and no one knows when and or where another dead body will show up.
But professional obligations quickly morph into personal vendettas. Running against an unforgiving clock, Booker is forced to solicit the help of a crime boss, The Shark.
With his life threatened at almost every turn, and his heart being put through a meat grinder, Booker taps into every resource at his disposal to stop more than just a killer.
But at what price?
Full of unforgettable characters, bone-chilling suspense and stunning thrills, BOOKER – Tap That is a wild ride that will test even the most fervent reader’s quest for a luminous reading experience.
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Booker: Hate City (Booker #3)

After a life filled with destruction of others and himself, and his body ravaged by disease, there’s only one thing left for Javier Calero to do. Leave a legacy that will finally bring meaning to his life—and to the death of an American president more than fifty years ago.

The CEO of a green energy company is murdered behind his million-dollar estate, his neck nearly severed in two. Recruited to aid the widow and find a savage killer, Booker finds himself in the middle of a family train wreck.

Days later, thrust into the crossfire of a deadly sniper, Booker eludes sure death with the uncanny arrival of a young woman who only wants to save her father from harm. But she can’t do it without Booker’s help.

Joining forces with a Latin spitfire, Booker and his new sidekick, Maggie, embark on a twenty-four-hour quest to hunt down a killer determined to make an indelible mark on history—just like the one that struck down John F. Kennedy a half-century earlier, which launched a cascade of assassination investigations and theories.

BOOKER – Hate City weaves a historic tale of thrills and suspense, examining the justifications of the unjustifiable.

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About the Author

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.

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