Thursday, February 19, 2015

Booker Streets of Mayhem Review

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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My Review

I think this is a must read. I normally don't read books in this genre but I may have to reconsider.There is enough action to keep you interested without flooding the story line. It was an easy read that unfortunately I couldn't read in one sitting but I would have if I had the time. John W. Mefford gets five out of five stars. I normally don't read books like this but I have to admit it was good. I'm really excited about this series. Booker seemed to be in the middle of all the action. This first book has action around every corner. Booker and his inability to think beyond his crotch is both annoying and hilarious to me. But you can only stay annoyed for a short time because he has the biggest heart. He would easily give his life for his daughter and her mother or for any person for that matter. He is an example of what you would want every officer sworn to protect to be like, but there is no peace in his line of work.

After a suspension for standing up for what was right Booker was given an opportunity to start his very own business. His heroic actions put him in the middle of an investigation of the many terrorist acts that were going on around the city. With a terrorist on the loose and his first client under his belt there was no turning back.

I tried so  hard to read this entire book in one sitting but with a sick three year old, a husband and a full load at school I had to break it up.  I definitely recommend this series to a first timer of this genre. Book #2 here I come!

About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

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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  1. It's always good to read something out of your normal genre, I remember reading a sci-fi/fantasy for the first time and absolutely loved it, it's still one of my favorite reads.

  2. I've recently read a couple of crime dramas. I should like this one.

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