Review of ‘The Body Market’

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When the daughter of a high powered Beverly Hills couple goes missing after a party in Tijuana, the family hires former assassin Leine Basso to find her. When the girl’s boyfriend is find murdered and mutilated in his car, and a local cartel threatens Leine if she doesn’t back off the investigation, she realizes that she’s dealing with more than a simple carjacking gone awry.

In The Body Market, D.V. Berkom takes Leine and the reader into the dark, dangerous world of human trafficking. I’ve read several of the Leine Basso thrillers, but this one sets the standard for adventure thrillers, and is in my humble view, the best yet. Biting dialogue and gritty descriptions are hallmarks of Berkom’s fiction, and she writes action scenes that are as brilliant as freshly spilt blood.

Leine Basso is one tough cookie, capable of inflicting pain or withstanding it, but in The Body Market, the psychic pain she has to endure as she rescues a young girl from a fate worse than death is almost unbearable. This story deals with a subject that is not for the squeamish or faint of heart, in Berkom’s inimitable style. It’s a definite keeper. I was privileged to get an advanced review copy of the book.

6 thoughts on “Review of ‘The Body Market’

    Charles Ray responded:
    December 14, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Asnycnow Radio.


    dvberkom said:
    December 14, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Wow–what a great review! I’m honored.Thanks, Charlie. Makes me want to go back and read it all over again 🙂


    dvberkom said:
    December 14, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Wow–you’re fast! Thank you so much for the stellar review! I’m more than honored. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!


    dvberkom said:
    December 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Reblogged this on DV Berkom Books and commented:
    Wow! The Body Market just got its first ever advance review and it’s GREAT! Thanks, Charlie 🙂


      Charles Ray responded:
      December 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      My pleasure. This is one of your best.


    Polly Iyer said:
    December 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Sounds like a good one. Just pre-ordered.


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