by John W. Mefford


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ISBN-13: 9781943774043
Publisher: Sugar Hill Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

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BOOKER - No Mas 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will admit that I just started the book. The story takes place in the DR so some dialogue in Spanish was expected. Unfortunately, the author failed to include side note translations. I usually can read Spanish well enough to figure out the gist of what is being said. Not so with this book. I have to keep asking my husband to translate which is annoying and disruptive as I can't get into my reading groove. My husband is South American and his first language is Spanish but the Spanish the author uses is not proper Spanish. It reads more like slang Spanish or rubbish English to Spanish Google translation. What a hassle.
nadzNR More than 1 year ago
I have been following this series from the beginning and I have become quite enamoured with Booker T. Adams. This title can be read as a stand-alone, but it would be in your best interest to read the series in order which will provide one with a better insight into each of the characters. In this installment Booker finds himself in the Dominican Republic as he was hired to find his ex-girlfriend who was wanted on several counts of murder in Dallas, Texas. New evidence had come to light which indicated that she was residing on the Caribbean island. While there he found himself embroiled in another case which in true Booker fashion will have readers on the edge of their seats. There are kidnappers and members of the drug cartel to contend with. We are introduced to some new and interesting characters. They were a great addition to the story. My favourite was the homeless teenager Bolt. This is not his real name but when you read the story you will understand why he calls himself Bolt. Some interesting facts in regards to Booker’s past came to light within this story which revealed more of his human side. These events enabled him to let go of the bitterness he has been harbouring in his heart in regards to the absence of his from his life while growing up. Like all the books in the series, No Mas was fast paced, suspenseful and action packed. It was filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. The story is riveting and will hold your interest from start to finish. My only problem with this story was that there were some comments which were made in Spanish. Having not being a student of the language, this made it a bit challenging for me to read. The comments were translated, but I had to reread certain parts so that I did not get lost as at times the translation did not immediately follow the comments made. If you enjoy, mysteries/thrillers that will get your blood pumping and your heart racing at every page turn then you need to read this series. You definitely will not regret it.
LadyStephM More than 1 year ago
Booker is sent to the Dominican Republic to find Britney Love, now Ana Sofia, and bring her back to the United States to be tried for multiple murders she committed. Upon his arrival to the DR, not only is Booker alone in a foreign country with no leads but there is also a language barrier. Plot twists from new allies and foes to multiple dead ends and traps, this book deals with the strong ties of family that keeps one grounded and motivated to get the job done thoroughly and safely. This was my first book from Mefford, and I love the unexpected turns that this book took me on in regards to the tasks Booker has taken on and being loyal to the friends he has met along the way.
A_Gluten_Free_Mom More than 1 year ago
his is a continuation of the Booker PI series. I would suggest reading the prior novels before beginning this one, as there are a lot of tie-ins with the prior novels. You'll enjoy it either way, but it really helps to have the backstory. There is also quite a bit of Spanish sprinkled throughout the novel, as it takes place in the Dominican Republic. Some of the phrases I had to look up because I couldn't figure them out from the surrounding paragraphs, but some are easily figured out (or even translated by Bolt). It was definitely an interesting read. I felt like there were a few spot that were glossed over, could have used more details. But, on the other hand, those spots did leave the action up to my imagination. Overall this was a good who-done-it novel. I was über shocked at the plot twists (there were a couple of real huge surprises)!
Silvie_MySillyLittleGang More than 1 year ago
I have become a HUGE fan of the Booker Series because of the suspense, action and thrill that this series is filled with. Book #5 definitely doesn't disappoint! Being hispanic I loved that there's spanish in this book. However don't let not speaking spanish why you away. Spanish comments are translated for both Booker and the reader. The story is placed in South America which is something that I really liked. I also liked Bolt, a new character that we meet. In this book Booker's past collides (maybe I should say head-on strike) with his present in an action filled story that kept me on the edge of my couch! Even though this book is part of a series it can definitely be read by itself. Although I highly recommend reading the entire series. I am not going to say more because I definitely don't want to spoil it. 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.
Aiesa1 More than 1 year ago
Psycho ex-girlfriend... got it! Terror, Drug Lord, and Kidnapping... got that also. Our fave ex-cop turned PI has his hands full with a young sidekick (Bolt), memories of the past, and of course his goal to bring Brittany back from the Caribbean to face justice for her crimes. No Mas (No More) is a thrilling read. There are several emotional upheavals for Booker and for the reader. There are a couple of heartbreaking spots. Can't say too much. May give away more than I want. Mefford has again created an intriguing addition to the Booker Series, It will keep you questioning to the end. Expect the unexpected! Love Booker and this Series... Keep them coming.
ItsMySideOfLIife More than 1 year ago
Booker , an ex cop now investigator has receives a tip that his ex is living somewhere in the Caribbean islands. Setting off to find the murderess and bring her back to the U.S. to face the charges he is on his way to put another case to rest, but as always it’s not so easy. Things start to unravel, picking up and taking her back isn’t as easy as it seems. A teenage boy being held hostage takes precedence over anything else. One case has seemingly shifted into two, and danger is around every corner keeping him on the move. No one can be trusted along the way, nothing seems to be as it really is and Booker finds himself with drug cartels on his heels. With his past collided with him and nothing seems to be as it should be, he’s not sure what end is up anymore . One thing he does know though, is he can’t stand by and let more killing take place. Time is running out for Booker, and with death close enough he can smell it he needs to figure out what it all means, and what to do about it before a chance to stop it is taken away. Will he be able to find the kidnapped boy? Will he capture his murderous ex and bring her back to face her crimes? You’ll have to read to find out! No Mas is fast paced and action packed! I loved this just as the other in the series, though they are stand alone I can’t help but be glad I read others. Tad draw back is there’s no translation for the Spanish used in the book, but that doesn’t ruin it at all. With dark twists and turns, this was a great suspenseful read that had me turning page after page to find out what happens next. Can’t wait for the next one and to see where Booker is off to next! If you enjoy some suspenseful crime books full of adventures around every page turn, this is for your! *I received the following product(s) to review . I was not required to write a positive review no other monetary compensation was given . Any and all opinions are my own.
hobbisl38 More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read any of John W Mefford's fast paced thrillers before this one, No Mas (Spanish for "no more" or "enough") and I've clearly missed out. Mefford combines a terrific story line with a speed of action that makes you feel as if you are actually watching the plot on the big screen. The action never lets up for a minute and the characters are sufficiently well drawn that you feel you know them. His hero, Booker T. Adams, is looking for a former lover on the island of Santa Domingo. She also happens to be a psychopathic murderer. Hired as a private investigator by the parents of one of her victims, his task is to bring her back to face justice. En route he meets the funny and likeable teenager, "Bolt" who, despite initially trying to rob him, becomes Booker's constant companion. Add into the mix Valdez, a former cop and a key figure from Booker's past, who kidnaps Booker to make amends for his past misdeeds, a dodgy priest, a crazed drug lord and his seedy entourage of goons, villians and thugs and you have a novel that keeps you hooked till the end. When Booker finds his ex love, he finds himself unable to quite let go of his past feelings and ends up trying to rescue the son of her new partner, a teenage boy called Esteban who the drug lord has kidnapped. In the meantime, it transpires that a mysterious rival to the drug lord has returned to the island to threaten his regime. Who is this mysterious rival and does Booker manage to find the kidnapped boy? Does he bring his psychopathic ex to justice? You'll just have to read the book to find out. The dialogue is sharp and witty and there are references to some favourite blockbuster movies for those on the ball - for example "I hate snakes" Booker: No Mas reads well as a stand alone novel but I think I'm going to have to go back to the beginning of the series to get to know him better. Highly recommended. I received a copy of the book from the publisher, Beck Valley Books but the opinions expressed here are my own.
HeatherJG More than 1 year ago
I can't fully convey to you the thrilling and addicting way in which John W Mefford pulls you into these stories. The style in which he writes just grabs you and forces you to keep reading. It's so hard to put these books down. I had to read this one over a long weekend because I knew it would cause me too much stress having to read on breaks at work. I just CAN'T stop! This one is my favorite so far, it's dark it's thrilling and it's just a fantastic read! This book can be read alone, and it's so good you wouldn't be disappointed. However, I do HIGHLY suggest you read the series from the beginning to really get sucked in! As with all of my reviews I never give away spoilers but I can tell you this book has a pretty cool storyline that will keep you guessing! The writing style is anything but predictable. So go check it out and let me know when you think! YOU'LL LOVE IT....but you'll be sad when you get the end and there's NO MORE. (See what I did there?)
LynchburgMama More than 1 year ago
Before I dive into my thoughts, this book can be read as a standalone but I HIGHLY recommend starting from the beginning. Mefford's series is full of excitement that will make you want to keep on reading - if you love crime/excitement/thriller TV shows, you'll love these books even more! Booker is tough. He's not someone I would personally want on my tail if I were a criminal. His distraught past makes him tough but I love the soft side we get to see when it comes to Booker and his daughter. Nothing more precious than seeing how a father loves his child!! Heading to South America, this book contains some cross language of Spanish and English. Luckily it is all translated for those of us who dropped out of Spanish in college but I did have to go back and re-read a few parts to make sure I knew exactly what was going on. The series picked up a couple of new characters with whom I quickly fell in love with for the way they interacted and the dynamics they added to the story. I adored this book....literally, adored it. The story is awesome! What is better than reading about a guy who is searching for a killer who just so happens to be his ex-girlfriend. I feel like this book really adds a new layer to Booker - one that we'll see more of in books to come! I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
MikiHope More than 1 year ago
I have read and reviewed all of John Mefford's novels and they have never failed to grab my attention and keep that attention until the very end. I have read most of them in one sitting becuse I just could not stop reading-I had to know what happened next. No Mas is no exception to this. This is one fast paced novel-filled to the brim with unexpected happenings. I particularly loved the character who Booker nicknamed "Bolt"--you will understand this nickname totally when you read what this young boy who has lived on the streets by himself most of his life is capable of, and he won't let anyone forget it!! Read below and you will get a feeling of what you will be reading-if I say anymore I will give it all away!! Because this is a series and references are made to prior books it will help if you read all the novels in order-but not totally necessary.
dewer421 More than 1 year ago
John W. Mefford has done it again! I was leery at first when I picked up this book, since Booker wasn't on his home turf, with all of his beloved friends, family, and coworkers. So I wasn't sure that I would enjoy a book that was only about Booker. Leave it to Booker to find a couple of great sidekicks who could help him find his way around the most dangerous parts of the Dominican Republic. Booker travels miles from home following a tip that a crazy killer (who happens to be his ex-girlfriend) was in the Dominican Republic. As soon as he lands he finds out that he's not in the US anymore and everyone is trying to take advantage of him. What he discovers while there has the potential to change Booker to his very core, and will keep you guessing until the very last page. All in all, I loved this book. It can be read as a stand alone book, but I definitely recommend picking up the whole series so that you have more of the back story. 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
The Booker Series just keeps on getting better and better! As with all of the other Booker books, I didn't want to put this one down once I started it. This book, No Mas, takes us to South America and we meet Bolt. He was a character that I loved! I enjoyed how they kept getting the American Lingo mixed up! Booker is my kind of Hero, Tough but definitely still human. I will admit that I didn't understand not one word of the Spanish that was spoken, but you know what, that's okay because this book was still absolutely fantastic!
JulieGB More than 1 year ago
Booker gets a lead on ex-girlfriend Britney, who is a murdering psycho, and heads to South America to find her. When he does, she hires him to find her current boyfriend’s son who has been kidnapped. Booker can’t tell if she is playing him, or has really turned over a new leaf. Nevertheless, he feels driven to find the boy. With the help of a couple of unlikely allies, Booker must take on the leader of the local cartel, who he suspects has the boy. Booker always gets unusual cases, and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s a testament to how sinister Britney is, when Booker can’t tell if she is acting or not. I loved the character of Bolt. It was so amusing all of the conversations getting the American lingo mixed up. Again, Booker shows a bit of a softer side, with his concern for Bolt and the kidnapped boy. I’m also glad his past is brought to the forefront to find some closure for him.
lifeasleels More than 1 year ago
Booker: No Mas doesn’t hesitate with the action, thrill, and suspense. The book starts right off with action. I had to re-read it a few times just to make sure I was following along! I thought Booker was dreaming or something, but no such luck. He was living it! I am a romantic at heart so I was really hoping we could jump in right where we left off, but apparently, Booker received a phone call that put my wants on hold… and of course sends him on a new case that leads to another case. As with the other books in this series, there is more than one crime to figure out and as usual, I can never figure them out until the end. Usually right before Booker himself figures them out! I don’t want to give off too much information and spoil anything because this really is a book that you should read. Just know that Booker’s past collides with his present. Although this can be read as a stand alone, you are definitely going to want to start from the beginning of the series. This is one of those series that you don’t want to miss anything and because his past is ever present in this book, knowing the who’s, the what’s, the where’s, the why’s, and the how’s will definitely make you feel better!
dedaDL More than 1 year ago
Once again John W. Mefford brings Booker to life in a action packed novel of intrigue and suspense. Booker is a ex cop turned PI. This time he is in Dominican Republic hoping to close a case. Lies, killing, and back stabbing lead him down a different path. I call this a one-night book...once I picked it up I was unable to put it down. Excellent READ!