Kate Jones, working with, Sam, a cop-turned PI, and reestablishing her relationship with her kid sister, hopes that she has finally put her past behind her, and that her days of looking over her shoulder and running are finally over. When kids in Seattle start overdosing on a new street drug, the cops don’t pay much attention, but when Kate’s sister, Lisa, ODs and is left in a coma, she starts to look into it. She quickly discovers that what’s happening is far more sinister than a mistake made by drug dealers, or even a move by a drug cartel. Powerful people are involved, and Kate’s faced with a problem; does she take what she knows to the cops, or does she do what she does best—get revenge for her sister.
Vigilante Dead is another D. V. Berkom thriller with a kick-ass female main character who doesn’t even bother to take names, and who definitely takes no prisoners. This is a non-stop thrill ride from page one, and the pace doesn’t let up until the last bad buy has gotten his just desserts. There’s not a wasted word, even the descriptions of the locale are filled with tension and keep the story moving, and the characters; well, what can one say about them, other than that they are so real, you can smell the fear sweat and feel the angry heat radiating off their bodies.
If you’ve not read this author before, this is a good book to start with, and then, if you’re smart, you’ll get up off your rear end and get her other books pronto.
I received an advance reader copy of this book; read it right away, and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Berkom’s hit another one out of the park with Vigilante Dead.
I give this one five stars.