DV Berkom is the award-winning 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 from the University of Minnesota and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and a multitude of adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. Bad Spirits, the first Kate Jones thriller, was published as an online serial in 2010 and was immediately popular with eBook fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso series in early 2012 with Serial Date.
D.V. currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with the love of her life, Mark, a chef-turned-contractor, and several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do. Her most recent books include A Killing Truth, Cargo, The Body Market, Vigilante Dead, A One Way Ticket to Dead, and Yucatán Dead.
For more information, visit her website at www.dvberkom.com. To be included on her exclusive Readers' List and be the first to hear about new releases and subscriber-only offers, go to: http://bit.ly/dvbNews
Other books by DV Berkom:
The Kate Jones Thriller Series:
Box set Vol 1: Bad Spirits, Dead of Winter, Death Rites, Touring for Death
Cruising for Death
A One Way Ticket to Dead
The Leine Basso Thriller Series:
The Body Market
A Killing Truth
Where to find DV Berkom online
Where to buy in print
VideosBad Traffick (Leine Basso Thriller)
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.Bad Spirits (1-5) Kate Jones Thriller #1
BAD SPIRITS (Books 1-5) is the first novella in the Kate Jones Thriller Series.
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?The Body Market (Leine Basso Thriller #3)
A retired assassin is called in when a celebration south of the border turns into a nightmare.
Vigilante Dead (Kate Jones Thriller #8)
by DV Berkom
When a young college student with no history of drug abuse dies of an overdose, the parents come to newly-minted PI Kate Jones for answers, Soon, someone close to her becomes a victim. The deeper Kate digs, the more she uncovers about the deadly drug's origins, forcing her to choose between what's right...and getting revenge.
Cargo: A Leine Basso Thriller (#4)
by DV Berkom
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…
A One Way Ticket to Dead (Kate Jones Thriller #7)
by DV Berkom
After years of running from her ex—a vicious Mexican drug lord—and his subsequent death, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first, there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone. Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival.
Cruising for Death (Kate Jones Thriller #5)
by DV Berkom
CRUISING FOR DEATH (Kate Jones Thriller #5)
Kate Jones is on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean when a passenger dies of an apparent heart attack and the ship is boarded by modern-day pirates. Along with two other passengers, Kate is kidnapped by a long-lost enemy who wants to settle an old score.
Bad Spirits (Kate Jones Thriller #1)
by DV Berkom
Mexico. Money. Murder. 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?
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Smashwords book reviews by DV Berkom
- Drawing Breath
on Feb. 13, 2014
Stellar Novel with Well-Drawn Characters
Drawing Breath simply took my breath away with its well-drawn characters and absorbing story line. Boris deftly weaves together the stories of Daniel and Caitlin, the 2 main protagonists in the book, and I found myself pulled back again and again into their lives and the lives of those around them. Boris writes as a humanist, showing us the intrinsic value in the everyday. I was impressed with her ability to weave in the small events that (generally unnoticed) wind up giving so much meaning to our lives. Her willingness to write about the big events of life with uncommon sensitivity also speaks to her humanity.