A performance for the ages.
Courtney Johnson brings the house down in the heart of the vibrant Dallas Arts District. Later, shrill screams pierce the hallways of Wyle Theater when Courtney, a budding Broadway musical star, is found dead, a single bullet to the head.
Driven to find the killer before panic tears apart the arts community and all those who support it, private investigator Booker T. Adams discovers evidence of a professional hit, then uncovers a lovers triangle that takes him all the way to the mean streets of Boston.
And then it happens again. Another performer killed, someone Booker had met. Rocked by the shocking murders, performers and patrons alike fear that a serial killer is on the loose, and no one knows when and or where another dead body will show up.
But professional obligations quickly morph into personal vendettas. Running against an unforgiving clock, Booker is forced to solicit the help of a crime boss, The Shark.
With his life threatened at almost every turn, and his heart being put through a meat grinder, Booker taps into every resource at his disposal to stop more than just a killer.
But at what price?
Full of unforgettable characters, bone-chilling suspense and stunning thrills, BOOKER - Tap That is a wild ride that will test even the most fervent reader's quest for a luminous reading experience.
My review: This book picks up shortly after the end of the first in the series (see below), but it is not necessary to have read the first to enjoy the second.
Booker has opened a PI office above his friend's bar and has hired an assistant who just happens to be one of the barmaids. He is romantically involved with a society girl--whose fiancee was murdered in the first book. This relationship gives him the opportunity to investigate a series of deaths in the arts community while still trying to bring down the dirty cops who got him removed from the police force.
I enjoyed this book just as much as the first and still find a lot of similarities between Booker and James Patterson's Alex Cross. There is action, intrigue, humor, romance, and lots of surprises all in one book. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys mysteries/thrillers/action.
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours. All the opinions above are 100% my own.
My rating: Five stars
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Booker: Streets of Mayhem (Booker #1)
On a cool October afternoon, the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people, mostly children, who've just been killed by an explosion on a bus.
A white supremacist group claims responsibility, opening old wounds, turning neighbor against neighbor--fracturing the community. A Southeast Dallas native, Booker T. Adams couldn't be more invested in the city…in the people he'd served for the last seven years as a beat cop for the Dallas Police Department. Without warning, it becomes personal for Booker on so many levels. And as panic grips the city, he must decide how much he's willing to sacrifice to end the chaos.
With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another, Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community and to stop the brutal, senseless slayings.
If he fails, terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.
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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.
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