A Killing Truth
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 1
A deadly assassin. A perpetual target. A double-cross she never saw coming…
They say the truth will set you free, but what if it kills you first?
Leine eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. He thinks their boss is setting them up for a fall.
When Carlos goes missing and a bombing thwarts another mission, Leine suspects the stakes are far higher than she could ever imagine, and wonders if the man in charge might have it in for her after all.
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 2
A former assassin is drawn into the twisted game of a serial killer who may be a grisly remnant from her past.
What happens when a reality show turns deadly? Determined to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a job working security at one of television’s most popular reality shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop closet, it appears the killer is one of the ‘bachelors’ on the show- an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of the case isn’t so sure. When Leine’s estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the real killer, she’s forced to rely on old skills to find her. She soon realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and she’ll need to use all of her cunning to stop him… …and rescue her daughter. If you like black humor, no-nonsense heroines, and heart-stopping action, you’ll love Serial Date. Download it today! “If you like fast-paced action, great lead characters, and don’t mind a few F-bombs and the occasional gore, DV Berkom is the author for you.” ~ BloodWrites “Serial Date has everything a mystery/thriller needs to be successful, fast-paced and action packed, strong and memorable characters and a story that will grab you from beginning to end…”
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 3
Dangerous obsessions take center stage when a former assassin and a homicide detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she’s sold to the highest bidder.
Identified as a person of interest in three cold case murders she didn’t commit, and required to stay in L.A., retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a temporary position as a security specialist for A-list actor Miles Fournier. Soon, a woman contacts Miles, claiming to be his long-lost sister. Her twelve-year-old daughter, Mara, has been abducted and she’s desperate to get her back. Leine learns from a contact that Mara escaped, but the traffickers are determined to track her down and deliver her to their powerful client. Running out of time, Leine must find Mara before they do, or she will be lost forever.
The Body Market
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 4
***Bonus short story, Privilege included***
A retired assassin is called in when a celebration south of the border turns into a nightmare.
Everything’s for sale… Former assassin Leine Basso is hired by a wealthy Beverly Hills power couple to find their missing daughter, Elise, last seen partying with her boyfriend at a club in Tijuana. At first, police believe the two teenagers are the victims of a carjacking. But when Leine finds their missing vehicle with a mutilated body inside, and the local cartel warns her away, she knows if Elise isn’t already dead, she will be soon, or worse. In the lethal world of organized crime, there’s always a worse. As Leine races to uncover the reason behind Elise Bennett’s disappearance, she must also battle the powerful interests fighting to keep her from the truth. Praise for the Leine Basso Thriller series: “Now this, this is what thrillers are made of: grit, spunk, and no-nonsense unputdownability…Quite simply: Brilliant ” ~ Cath ’n Kindle Book Reviews “…Ms. Berkom gives us a badass heroine that’s fun to root for. Once Leine discovers what is happening, there is no stopping her…an edge of your seat thriller that delivers!” ~ Night Owl Reviews “Without a doubt one of the most engaging, complex and enthralling mysteries that had me totally in its grip…”
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 5
An adventurous young backpacker, captured and sold. A black market merchant who will stop at nothing to amass the power he craves. The one woman who can stop him before he destroys everything…
Haunted by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin Leine Basso travels to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and human. Making enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for sub-Saharan Africa. To ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl, she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to help her. For a price.
The Last Deception
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 6
Just when former assassin Leine Basso thinks she’s free from the business of death, a desperate call from a friend drags her back into the dark world of espionage and arms dealers.
“Sucks you in on page one and doesn’t set you free until the end. Another sure-fire winner in a spectacular series.” ~Tim Tigner, International Bestselling Author of the Kyle Achilles series “D.V. Berkom has created one kick-ass heroine in Leine Basso–a woman who can do it all in the dog-kill-dog world of international espionage.”
Leine Basso Thrillers book 7
A former assassin, battling her demons. A sinister enemy, determined to destroy her. A wily street kid caught in the middle. Former assassin Leine Basso is fresh off an assignment rescuing an American teenager from a terrorist group in Libya when she thwarts the murder of a street kid in Tripoli. Leine agrees to help the girl, but must first visit a refugee camp to uncover the reason behind a rash of mysterious abductions. Leaving the camp, Leine comes under a surprise attack–but only a handful of people knew her true mission. The more she discovers about the abductions, the more of a target she becomes, forcing her to revisit a dark and violent past she thought she’d left behind. But it’s easy–too easy to fall back into her old ways. And that could get her killed. Will Leine be able to survive a dark return? If you like gritty, fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down thrillers with an action-packed story ripped from the headlines, then you’ll love Dark Return.
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 8
There’s only one sure way to stop a terrorist… Former assassin Leine Basso has severed ties with everyone she loves to keep them safe while she hunts for the ruthless terrorist, Salome. There are rumblings that the French-born assassin is planning another attack and Leine’s determined to stop her before it’s too late. Can Leine thwart her plans, or will Salome’s own twisted vengeance mean the end for Leine and everyone she loves? From London to Edinburgh to the City of Angels, Salome’s making a comeback—and that comeback includes killing Leine.
Leine Basso Thrillers Book 9
A kidnapped girl. A ruthless criminal who preys on the innocent. Two killers who will stop at nothing to bring him down. Former assassin Leine Basso was supposed to be in sunny LA, watching the first class of operatives graduate from the new anti-trafficking academy. Instead, she’s in North Dakota in the middle of a brutal winter, helping old friend Derek van der Haar track down and eliminate a deadly group of criminals hell-bent on providing young girls to the highest bidder. The closer Leine and Derek get to the organization, the more dangerous the mission becomes. Soon, it’s evident that the traffickers are playing for keeps—and don’t care who they kill. In a story ripped from the headlines, Dakota Burn reveals the dark underbelly of the Bakken oil fields, where human life is a commodity and outlaws still rule.
Derek cut the lights as the SUV coasted to a stop. Leine peered at the terrain through a pair of night vision goggles, picking out the gravel drive leading to Sean’s man camp. High, thin clouds partially obscured the moon, giving their dark vehicle sparse cover in the wide expanse of prairie. The low, undulating hills Mimi had pointed out the day before lay between them and the camp.
“Let’s go the rest of the way on foot,” Leine said. “We can split up closer to the objective.”
“Copy that.” Derek parked his new rig, a forest green Suburban, and switched off the engine. He checked the overhead light to make sure it was turned off and then exited the vehicle. Leine did the same.
A field of stars littered the black sky. The crisp air hit her hard and she slid a dark knit cap from her pocket, pulling it on as she walked to the back of the SUV. A pair of tactical gloves went on next. Derek held the back door ajar. He handed her an AR-15 with a two-point sling, and three 30-round magazines, two of which she slid into the side pockets of her cargo pants. The other she snapped into the well of the assault rifle and pulled back the charging handle, chambering a round. She’d already holstered the loaded semiauto and had the hunting knife strapped to her calf.
“Here.” Derek handed her a quick-release tactical vest, which she put on under her down vest. A suppressor and extra magazines for the pistol went into the pockets.
He did the same with his, secured a bolt cutter to his belt, and attached a handful of zip ties to a snap link on the back of his vest.
“Let’s hope we don’t need any of this.”
Derek eased the door closed, and the two of them set off over the frozen ground toward the camp.
A quarter mile from the rig they rounded the base of the rise and caught a glimpse of the camp. Leine and Derek each donned night vision goggles and scanned the area. A chain link fence surrounded the property, with a large gate near the front. Leine counted twelve separate structures. The largest one stood near the gate. No lights were on in the front trailer. Faint music and laughter could be heard somewhere on the other side of the compound.
“Good thing it’s not as big as the oil company man camps,” Derek said. “Those can house hundreds of workers. Way too many witnesses.
Thank you, DV Berkom and Silver Dagger Book Tours.
About the Author
DV Berkom is the USA Today bestselling author of two action-packed thriller series featuring strong female leads (Leine Basso and Kate Jones). Her love of creating resilient, kick-ass women characters stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, mysteries, and thrillers, and longing to find the female equivalent within those pages. Raised in the Midwest, she earned a BA in political science and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and many adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. The Kate Jones adventure thriller, Bad Spirits, was first published in 2010 as an online serial, and was immediately popular with Kindle and Nook fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso thriller series in early 2012 with Serial Date.
DV currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do.
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