A new breed of killer has hit Dallas. The victims? They bleed blue. And the brotherhood is calling in the cavalry: one Booker T. Adams, PI.
Excommunicated from the Dallas Police Department for refusing to overlook conduct unbefitting an officer, Booker has every reason to slam the door shut when the chief pleads for his assistance. But Booker can’t turn his back on the community he’s always felt drawn to protect, even if it means getting in bed with someone who tried to ruin his life.
As pandemonium floods the city from the inside out, Booker chases an invisible plague. He can’t stop what he can’t see. And then the unthinkable happens. Another killing…and this one guts him.
Driven by an eternal camaraderie he’d once shared with his long-time partner, Booker shifts into overdrive to end this sinister game, some sort of sick vigilante justice.
A vengeful fury of his own takes hold. And the damned can hear him coming.
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.
I am a sucker for a good mystery. If that mystery involves law enforcement officers or former law enforcement officers, even better. I picked up book six in the Booker series without ever having read books one through five. This one was great as a standalone read but I can imagine I will now go read the other five as I enjoyed this one so much.
I was drawn to the characters in this book. Booker was deep enough to make me want to know him, or someone like him, in real life. His partner, in more business and recently in dating, also had the qualities I look for in a friend.
While big cities in the US do not really hold much for me, the setting of Dallas fits with the characters John Mefford has developed.
I strongly recommend this book in the Booker series.
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4 thoughts on “Dead Heat – A Book Review”
This is a great series. You just gotta read them all.
They are all on my to read list now.
I totally love the sound of this series xx
I’m ready to read more.