(Leine Basso Thriller #2) Dangerous obsessions take center stage when a former assassin and a homicide detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she's sold to the highest bidder.
BAD TRAFFICK named 2012 Top 5 Indie Pick by BloodWrites and a Night Owl Review Top Pick.
Identified as a person of interest in three cold case murders she didn't commit, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a temporary position as a security specialist for A-list actor Miles Fournier. Soon, a woman contacts Miles claiming to be his long-lost sister. She confesses her twelve-year-old daughter, Mara, has been abducted. Desperate to get her back, she asks the actor to use his considerable resources to find her.
Leine learns that Mara has escaped from her kidnappers, who are determined to track her down and deliver her to their powerful client. Running out of time, Leine must find Mara before they do, or the young girl will be lost forever.
Other books in the Leine Basso Thriller Series:
Serial Date (#1)
The Body Market (#3)
A Killing Truth (prequel)
The Last Deception (#5 - available summer 2017)
Other books by DV Berkom:
The Kate Jones Thriller Series, vol. 1:
-Bad Spirits (novella)
-Dead of Winter (novella)
-Death Rites (novella)
-Touring for Death (novella)
Cruising for Death (novel)
Yucatan Dead (novel)
A One Way Ticket to Dead (novel)
Vigilante Dead (novel)
About the Author
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. The Kate Jones adventure thriller, Bad Spirits, was first published in 2010 as an online serial, and was immediately popular with Nook fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso thriller series in 2012 with Serial Date. Now, she tries to give equal time to both Kate's and Leine's stories, a must for her (happily) impatient readers.
DV 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 A Killing Truth, Cargo, The Body Market, Vigilante Dead, A One Way Ticket to Dead, and Yucatán Dead.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel despite the dark topic. I love Leine's no-nonsense attitude.
Mara is a homeless young girl who is abducted by sex traffickers. When she escapes, they have to find her because the buyer has already paid for her and is impatiently waiting to get his product. Security specialist, Leine Basso, takes on the job of protecting A-list actor Miles Forunier. Shortly after taking the job, Miles is delighted when he contacted by a woman saying she is his half-sister. But she has a problem that she wants Miles to help her with. Her daughter, Mara, has been abducted. Miles is so happy to learn he has family that he promises to help find Mara. Leine is not happy with this situation. At all. They find out that Mara was taken by sex traffickers who want her back. Leine has to find her before they do. This was a gripping thriller that takes us into the world of human trafficking. I hesitated to read this book because I thought it would be too upsetting. But it wasn't. It was informative and a really good story. I loved how Leine was such a strong, competent woman. It was funny how she tolerated Miles and his child-like ways. I loved Mara. It was amazing how she took care of herself at such a young age. I do wish that I had read the first book in this series first so I had some back story on Leine. Even though this is a difficult subject to address, I didn’t want to put this action-packed book down.
Quick read. DW
Dark subject, mediocre writing. Could have been a lot more if not tied up at the end in neat little bows.