Bad Spirits (Kate Jones Thriller #1)

Bad Spirits (Kate Jones Thriller #1)

by D.V. Berkom

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Overview

Mexico. Money. Murder.

Kate Jones is on the run with a backpack full of money, intent on finding her way back to the United States from Mexico. Unfortunately, a ruthless drug lord named Salazar is just as intent on finding her, retrieving his stolen money, and making her pay for ever having left him. Is there anyone she can trust?

Originally published as a serial chronicling Kate Jones' race through Mexico, Bad Spirits is a fast-paced, action-packed novella. Just when you think Kate's escaped one impossible dilemma, she's thrown into another perilous situation. Can she survive long enough to make it out alive?

Review by Michael Gallagher (Top 50 Reviewer and Vine Voice):
"As a stereotypical guy, I usually don't enjoy, or read much of, fiction that has a female as the main character - mainly because I can't relate to them. However, D.V. Berkom is one good storyteller and I am looking forward to reading the continuing saga of Kate Jones."

Review by author Todd Fonseca:
"Bad Spirits is a fast-paced action-packed novella that reads like a nonstop high octane movie. Each chapter moves at breakneck speed. The heroine, Kate, barely has time to take a breather before finding herself in another impossible situation and back on the run...I finished it in one sitting and felt exhausted when I did! This was a fun read and I look forward to more from Berkom."

From Author C. Michaels:
"Bad Spirits captures the terror of being linked to a notorious Mexican cartel leader. Kate, the heroine, is hunted down after escaping the group, and as it would seem feasible that Mexico is a large enough country to find secure hiding, the book illustrates just how powerful their network of thugs can be...don't start this unless you are free to enjoy to the finish. You won't want to interrupt this whirlwind adventure until you know her fate."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011327612
Publisher: D.V. Berkom
Publication date: 06/01/2011
Series: Kate Jones Thriller
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 38,980
File size: 350 KB

About the Author

DV Berkom is the USA Today best selling author of two action-packed thriller series featuring strong female leads: Leine Basso and Kate Jones. Her love of creating resilient, kick-ass women 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 earned a BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and many adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. Bad Spirits, the first Kate Jones thriller, was published as an online serial in 2010 and was immediately popular with eBook fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso series in early 2012 with Serial Date. D.V. currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do. Her most recent books include Absolution, Dark Return, The Last Deception, A Killing Truth, Cargo, Vigilante Dead, A One Way Ticket to Dead, and Yucatán Dead. For more information, visit her website at www.dvberkom.com. To be included on her exclusive Readers' List and be the first to hear about new releases and subscriber-only offers, go to: http://bit.ly/dvbNews Other books by DV Berkom: The Kate Jones Thriller Series: Box set Vol 1: Bad Spirits, Dead of Winter, Death Rites, Touring for Death Cruising for Death Yucatán Dead A One Way Ticket to Dead Vigilante Dead The Leine Basso Thriller Series: Serial Date Bad Traffick The Body Market Cargo A Killing Truth The Last Deception Dark Return Absolution

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Bad Spirits (Novella) Kate Jones Thriller #1 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This starts the series on Kate Jones. The follow up three books are very interesting and keeps me at least, coming back for more. Looking forward to the next one to see where and what Kate does next. Hurry up DV.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I read it in one sitting, then went back and bought the rest of them. When's the next one coming out??????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved loved loved this story! Lots of action, fast paced and Kate Jones is awesome! On to the next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good series. Great quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt want it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story!
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Judy Book provided by the author for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Feisty Kate Jones made a big mistake three years ago when she became the mistress of Mexican drug lord Roberto Salazar. Now she’s on the run with a backpack full of drug money that turns out to belong to yet another kingpin even more vengeful and viscous than Salazar. It’s hard to know who to trust in her desperate flight, because even the “good guys” might not be quite what they seem. This face-paced thriller doesn’t lack for action or believability. Readers can follow Kate’s attempted escape-turned failure-turned dubious success with the added flavor of excellent (but not overdone) setting and character descriptions. As a character/heroine, Kate will elicit your admiration as well as your disgust as she makes a series of very bad, ill-timed decisions. Still, you’re rooting for her all the way–anybody that gusty deserves a better fate than what apparently awaits her in the Sonoran Desert. Bad Spirits is a quick, fun read, and you’ll finish with anticipation of Kate’s further adventures–or should I say entanglements?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the whole series! JudyE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short and sweet. A plot used before but still an ok story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the suspensefulness.
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shedevilmx88 10 months ago
This book is the first short story in a five part novella. It was a fun read and I plan on reading the next adventures of Kate Jones. Berkom does a wonderful job pulling you into the story. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes suspense and action packed reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace. Very good. Love the main charaters in this book. Have to read more of this author.
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Really sorry and hard to understand the thought process of the main character
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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