- Publisher: Duct Tape Press
- Available in: eBook (Kindle), paperback, audiobook
- ISBN: 978-1481975742
- Published: January 31, 2013
The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Volume 1 is a collection featuring the first four page-turning novellas in the bestselling series:
BAD SPIRITS: Kate Jones is on the run with a backpack full of money, intent on finding her way back to the United States from Mexico. Unfortunately, a ruthless drug lord named Salazar is just as intent on finding her, retrieving his stolen money, and making her pay for ever having left him. Is there anyone she can trust?
DEAD OF WINTER: Kate is hiding out in small town Alaska when she witnesses an execution-style murder. Convinced the killers are Salazar’s men and desperate to stop them from finding her, she reports the crime to local law enforcement, hoping to put them off her trail so she can escape.
What she gets is Sam, an enigmatic cop with a mysterious past who’s been assigned to watch over her as the hunt for the killers deepens.
Sam and Kate’s obvious attraction to each other becomes a dangerous complication as Kate realizes the only way she can stay alive is to keep one step ahead of Salazar.
DEATH RITES: When Kate has to leave Alaska (and Sam) behind, she runs to the last place she remembers feeling safe: the North Shore of Oahu. Against her better judgment, she re-establishes old connections and soon faces a new problem in Alek, a gifted carver and avid surfer.
When a brutal murder and theft of a priceless artifact from a museum is discovered, Kate’s thrown into the middle of what appears to be a violent ancient sect come to life. Her only chance of survival is to rely on her wits…
…and the ancient gods of Hawaii.
TOURING FOR DEATH: Hiding out from her shady past driving jeep tours through the rugged high desert of northern Arizona, Kate Jones is determined to stop looking over her shoulder and find peace from her mistake of a gun-toting, former life. Testifying against a Mexican drug lord and a dirty DEA agent didn’t turn out to be a life enhancing choice and she’s been on the move ever since.
Now, five years have passed with no sign of trouble and Kate’s finally starting to believe she’s safe. Her current goal is to make enough money so she can get lost in the tropics when the tourist trade dies off. Unfortunately, it’s the tourists that are dying off and she may be next.
Edge of your seat, page-turning read…Each adventure is fast-paced and tightly written, the situations are entirely plausible and all too possible, crafted to create a tension in the reader that mirrors the pace of the action and the increased danger levels.” ~ I Am, Indeed Book Reviews
“…The Kate Jones Thriller Series would make one fantastic movie…” ~ The Avid Reader
“DV Berkom pens her plots fast-paced and smoothly flowing with tons of action, thrills, with characters that are relatable and really likeable.” ~ My Cozie Corner Book Reviews