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Bad Spirits Books 1-5

Kate Jones Thriller, no. 1

DV Berkom

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Bad Spirits (Books 1-5) is the first novella in the Kate Jones Thriller Series.

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 Books 1-5 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):
"Bad Spirits is actually five short stories compiled into one novella which is a good thing - I don't think anything but the first episode can stand by itself, and combining all five of them into one edition makes for one enjoyable read.

Without having a spoiler, I will say the author does a great job of getting you into the head of the main character and the trials and trouble she continually gets into while trying to escape Mexico. The dialogue is appropriate (vs. going on for word count sake) and the author really does a good job of describing the environment so that when the character feels hot and sweaty, scared, etc. you feel as if you are part of the action. 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:
"Waking to find herself on the dirt floor of a corrugated steel building, Kate Jones grabs her backpack full of money intent on finding her way back to the United States. Unfortunately, a Mexican 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?
DV Berkom’s Bad Spirits is a fast paced action packed novella which 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.

DV Berkom's Bad Spirits is fast paced action that pits Kate against the men working for Salazar, her ex-lover, who is determined to punish her for leaving him. Each chapter brings another impossible situation for her to overcome, and had me changing the pages quickly to read how she would prevail.

...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."

Customer Reviews


Great book! Very exciting and always had me on the edge of my seat!


Epic thats all I can say...

Great book,highly recommended

Great story that flows and wants to keep you reading all the way through right to the end!

Bad Spirits Books 1-5
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  • Category: Crime & Thrillers
  • Published: 01 June 2011
  • Publisher: DV Berkom
  • Print Length: 104 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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