BOOKER - Hate City

BOOKER - Hate City

by John W. Mefford


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BOOKER - Hate City by John W. Mefford

A revenge fifty years in the making.

A sniper shooting at the site of the JFK assassination. A CEO of a green energy company murdered in his own backyard.

Booker works the parallel investigations, but quickly finds himself caught between a family train wreck and organized crime. Is he in over his head?

Booker can't stop...won't stop until he uncovers what force is behind the latest infamous crime.

What is real? What is nothing more than a twisted smokescreen?

Death stares Booker in the face, and he's got little time to stop an incident that could rock the world of its axis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943774029
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Publication date: 09/02/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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Booker: Hate City 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
This is another wonderful story in the Booker series. With a crime series based in Dallas, it was only a matter of time before Booker found himself involved in something that tied to the Kennedy assassination. And it's not just one case, it's THREE. You'll get sucked in from the first page, and want to keep reading to learn how they are all resolved, and how they all tie together. We also get a look inside Booker's personal life again this time. We see him interacting with his daughter, her mother and her mother's new boyfriend. We're also introduced to some new characters, and hopefully we'll learn more about them in future installments. As always, the tense mood of the cases is broken by occasional spots of humor. The author does a great job of making the major characters realistic and people we actually care about. I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
I've been hooked since book one and let me tell you, book three - Hate City - doesn't disappoint! I love a good, suspenseful book that keeps me on my toes. As I stated in my review of book two, go back and start the series from the beginning. You'll get some background information about what makes Booker tick. You'll appreciate his character on a deeper level. I love the development of the new characters in this book and love (even more!!) that some of the older characters are growing in their roles of the story line. The number of cases in this book exceeds the usual in the first two books but when you reach a certain milestone in the book, you're light bulb will come on and you'll start connecting dots with Booker ....or will you? Does everything really connect or is it just coincidence? Booker's personal life crosses path with his professional life again...his ex-wife has a new boyfriend and he's trying to take this into account since he has a daughter who is in the middle of it all. Can he separate the two like he needs to with all of the cases he has at hand or is life really one big twisted web? Start the series and find out! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
Aiesa1 More than 1 year ago
Excitement builds as my fave PI, Booker, is on the case or maybe I should say cases. Suspense and mystery abound the this book. Booker is quite busy investigating the theft of JFK memorabilia, some murders, missing person and the addition of another PI named Maggie Calero in the picture. Each case seems to have little connection with each other… or maybe there’s more than meets the eye. Mefford brilliantly brings you into the thrills and suspense that surrounds Booker’s investigations. Another great addition to the series.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
I lived through when all the background history in this novel was taking place--The Bay of Pigs, the assassination of John F Kennedy and many others I might add. What I didn't know was that Dallas, Texas (where that fatal shot hit President Kennedy) was known as the Hate City for a while. Obviously it is not anymore. This was the period in time when Castro over threw the prior Cuban government and that country was in total chaos. People were being imprisoned for no apparent reason other then they did not like Castro or his regime-children were sent (without their parents on occasion) to the US for safety-usually Miami. This is the possible story of one such child and how his life devolved. And all to avenge the shooting of our President JFK. Booker is asked to try and find out who is stealing artifacts from a Dallas Museum by the curator. This takes a back seat to the murder of a rich CEO--then a librarian? It does get kind of complicated but comes together smoothly in the end. Someone even tries to kill a mob boss-----Meanwhile his assistant is really getting her game on--and his "landlord" who he does not have to pay rent--is branching out with Dax--that guy who pilfered money from wealthy widowers!! I really am enjoying this series--definite laughter in between some deadly games-add in some psychological mayhem and sit back and enjoy!!
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
I cannot get enough of the Booker series. I love a good mystery, suspense read and the Booker series is exactly that. The previous books in the series were great mystery reads that I couldn’t figure out, but I felt like Booker: Hate City was a puzzle of sorts. There were 2 murders that were committed in a similar manner, missing items from a museum, and law enforcement officer looking for her father. How they all linked together (or if they did) was a puzzle! There are always a case or two that are occurring in the Booker books, but this one definitely had more than the typical “couple” – making it even more suspenseful (because we aren’t sure if they are linked, how to solve one when another pops up, etc.) Of course, I never had the ending pinned – I have yet to have the ending figured out before Booker finds out or before the suspect makes themselves known – another reason I love the Booker series. Male or female – if you enjoy a good suspense and mystery book, the Booker series is a must!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
BOOKER - Hate City (A Private Investigator Thriller Series of Crime and Suspense) by John W. Mefford is in interesting Suspense/Thriller. #3 in "A Private Investigator Thriller series of Crime and Suspense" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Although, I would suggest readers read the others in this interesting series as well. This case involves a JFK assassination memorabilia murder, and another seemingly simpler murder, where either seem connected. This case spans decades of mystery. The historical facts on the different scenarios of the JFK assassination was a plus, to me. As well as theft, mystery, crime, suspense, and a blossoming romance makes for an exciting Crime Thriller. Well written, with an intriguing storyline, and some amazing characters. Of course, you find those you don't particularly like, but that's the way of life. Another gripping tale from Mr. Melford! Fans of Crime Thrillers, Suspense, Mystery, and Historical elements, with a touch of romance, are sure to enjoy "BOOKER: HATE CITY". I look forward to the next installment of this impressive series. A Fast paced Crime Thriller. Enjoyable and satisfying read! "I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own." **Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More dot com**Rating: 4.5 Heat rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
While I've always really enjoyed the Booker series, this is by far my favorite book so far! Booker is given a case of missing JFK memorabilia, and soon finds himself with an additional murder to solve. But when a second person is murdered the same way with absolutely no connection between the victims, Booker is thrown into a mystery that spans decades. Historical mysteries and subterfuge mix with modern day theft and murder to make for a gripping story! I loved the historical references (and learning different theories about JFK's murder). Maggie was a refreshing addition to the story, and I love that she spent the book trying to stop her father, even if it meant spending the rest of his life behind bars. I was so wrapped up in Mr. Mefford's characters that I was finding myself getting mad at Justin for the choices he was making with the bar! This is definitely a great story, and I can't wait for the next in the series. *I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
WordsofaSAHM More than 1 year ago
I have said before that I absolutely love these books and that couldn't be more true with this one. If you want a book that isn't a romance but gives you some crime and suspense. I have always been fascinated by the assassination of JFK and in this book, Booker is working on a case that involves some JFK memorabilia. I love that the Booker Books are part of a series, but can also be read as stand alones! This series is very quickly becoming one of my favorite PI books. I would highly recommend them if you want some mystery, crime & murder! See if you can figure things out before Booker does! I haven't been able to yet! The end has always left me super surprised!
EbethTowns More than 1 year ago
Booker is fast becoming one of my favorite private investigators and this is only my second book in the series. That proves they are great stand alone reads. In Booker - Hate City, he's working on a case involving historical memorabilia and gets another case about the murder of a prominent person. Yet another killing connect him to a new PI - Maggie Calero. Here, the author, John Mefford introduces a brilliant and spirited Latina character in Calero, whom you cannot help but enjoy. I hope to see more of her and maybe her spin-off series. In any event, it's an awesome ride to the finish as Booker moves through the next 24 hours to solve these cases tying together these murders over time before another one occurs. **I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review
BeccaW More than 1 year ago
As I have said on my other reviews for the books in this series, I am absolutely in love! I am a huge Alex Cross fan by James Patterson. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would find anything that would compare to the suspense and feelings that I got from those books, but John Mefford has stolen my heart. Booker is now working on a case that involves JFK assassination memorabilia. He then gets offered the case of a murder. The person murdered is very well known and when a SECOND murder occurs is when Booker uses his wit and smarts to connect the two of them. Enter Maggie Calero, a private investigator. There will be no more victims on Booker’s watch. He always is so swift with his cases and manages to have a life outside of them. John Mefford makes Maggie super likeable and as an author he won my heart strings even more when he referenced Melissa Foster, another author addiction. This book and the series are absolutely amazing and addicting. I am so happy that there are going to be six (and a half) novels in this series because I can’t get enough! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
While Booker works on a new case involving irreplaceable JFK assassination memorabilia, he is offered another case, concerning the murder of a prominent figure. When a second murder occurs, he utilizes all his resources to connect the two murders. He then meets Maggie Calero, also a private investigator, who stopped him from shooting a sniper, who in turn was shooting at a mobster with ties to the JFK assassination. As clues start to fall into place, Booker discovers that his two cases are intertwined, putting him in high gear to catch the killer before there is another victim. Booker always gets such interesting cases. I loved Samantha’s soccer game fiasco. I could actually see it play out in my mind. Maggie was such an interesting and totally likeable character. With that personality, she reminded me so much of Jane Rizzoli, if you’re familiar with the show Rizzoli and Isles. And it was so cool that the author mentioned a book by Melissa Foster, another of my favorite authors. 
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dedaDL More than 1 year ago
Again John W. Mefford did a fantastic job keeping me wanting more. I was glued to the book wanting to find out Who, What, When and Where! I remember watching JFK's assassination on TV. It is was very very difficult time for our country.  I was in 5th grade and I can still close my eyes and tell you everything that happened once I learned of the assassination. There were numerous theories at the time of JFK's death - Hate City added a few more.  If you are into suspense, drama and a great story line - Hate City is for you. I recommend your read the entire Booker Series Books 1 & 2.
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in the Booker Series by John W. Mefford and I can say that it’s my favorite! Being from Massachusetts I am very intrigued when it comes to anything JFK related. In this book Booker finds himself working on a case that involves a JFK assassination memorabilia murder, and another seemingly simpler murder, where either seem connected. In this book you'll find theft, mystery, crime, suspense, and a blossoming romance. Which in my opinion makes it an amazing story! This book is so well written, just like the other 2 in the series. Another thing I liked is that besides being part of a series this book can also be read by itself. In my opinion though I would recommend reading all 3 books. Trust me if you like suspense and crime thrillers then you won't be disappointed. I can't wait for the next book! I did receive this product discounted or free of charge in exchange for a review, however all opinions are 100% honest based on my own experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was excited to finally read the third book of the Booker series and once again I was not disappointed. This series has taken me in so many directions that I have no idea what is coming next and I honestly like it. It's mysterious one moment, action filled another and even funny at times. This particular book included some history. (My favorite subject by the way.) I know that this series is a good read for those looking for action and mystery.
nadzNR More than 1 year ago
Booker Hate City is the third book in the Booker series and can be read as a standalone.  I must admit I was a bit wary about continuing the series as I did not enjoy the second book as I was hoping I would. However, I am glad I overcame my scepticism as after completion of this installment my faith in the series as been renewed.   Booker was working on a case that involved the theft of JFK assassination memorabilia when he was offered another case.  This case involved the murder of the CEO of a green energy company.  Now when a second murder was committed, Booker is forced to utilize all his resources to determine if the murders are somehow connected.  In trying to solve the case he joined forces with Maggie Calero, who is also a private investigator.  They met when she prevented him from shooting a sniper.  What followed is a story of explosive proportions. As usual the characters were well developed and easy to relate to. The story was action filled and very suspenseful. It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish.  There are several cases taking place at once, however, as you get deeper into the story you realise the significance of this.  It appears that the cases are connected but to find out how, you will need to get a copy of Booker Hate City. This was a fascinating and exciting read. Fans of mystery, suspense and thrillers would enjoy this tale. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
HeatherJG More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book! Now, if you know me, you know I do love my lust filled romance books but sometimes you just need something a bit darker. This book had historical elements that were completely intriguing, as well as educational (in my case). The cases all seem to have nothing in common but they do intertwine. I've always enjoyed learning more about the JFK era so I really got into this. It's a well written story with great character and plot development. There's really a little something for everyone in this book. I cant wait to read the next in the series! This would be a great series to read this summer if you're looking for a page turner! ¿
A_Gluten_Free_Mom More than 1 year ago
Let's set the scene...Dallas 1963: Kennedy has just been shot, the city is in chaos. Fast forward to today, still in Dallas at the Kennedy Center museum and the city is heating up again. Mefford seamlessly melds the past with the present and makes the reader forget their everyday troubles as they attempt to figure out the culprit.  History abounds in this novel. The snippets of the past made me want to crack a history book and find out all about the Kennedy assassination. That right there is the sign of a great author. One that makes you need to know more about everything they write.  If you've read any of the Booker PI novels before, you will see some familiar faces. But, if you haven't read the others, don't fret because this is a 100% stand alone novel. Booker is a love able character who makes me excited for his next adventures. 
bubbymama09 More than 1 year ago
John Mefford has done it again! Although this time, the plot spans through decades with missing JFK memorabilia - an event that has always intrigued me.  I love how Booker seems to almost flawlessly navigate through multiple murders, even though they never seem to quite match up. Of course Booker always connects the dots even though I never do (which is why I can never seem to put these books down once I start them). Only this time, the addition of Maggie Calero really seemed to up the story line & I hope she sticks around for the next book in the series.  BOOKER: Hate City can definitely be read as a stand alone book, but I would highly suggest reading the others in the series just because they're that good!* I was provided a copy of this book for review purposes.