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 the boyfriend’s 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.
What readers are saying about The Body Market:
“I’ve read several of the Leine Basso thrillers, but this one sets the standard for adventure thrillers and is, in my humble view, the best yet. Biting dialogue and gritty descriptions are hallmarks of Berkom’s fiction, and she writes action scenes that are as brilliant as freshly spilt blood..” ~ Charles Ray, Ray’s Ramblings
“If Leine Basso had her own TV series, an episode a day wouldn’t be enough for me. I just can’t get enough of her.” ~ Cath ‘n’ Kindle Book Reviews
“A really exciting heroine for action thriller fans everywhere, but a long overdue tough and plausible literary role-model for women.” ~ Ajoobacats Book Reviews
“Taken fans will be overjoyed with this gritty thriller…Following Basso as she works her tradecraft is a pleasure.” ~ BestThrillers.com
“Now this is an author who knows how to write! I have enjoyed all the books in the Leine Basso series but this is undoubtedly her best.” ~ Carol E. Wyer, Bestselling author
“The plot of The Body Market is easy to see as plausible with two older teens stretching their wings beyond what is prudent and having it backfire in a big way. When Leine tries to discover what happened, it makes for a fast-paced story … the more it developed, the more I wondered how it could ever come to a happy resolution.” ~ Books and Pals
“Berkom’s treatment of one of the more terrifying realities of the modern world — the buying and selling of humans for use in the sex trade and as forced labor– is treated with all the gravity the subject merits, while she still manages to keep the story moving and the characters convincing. I was particularly impressed with her portrayal of Elise Bennett, the spoiled society teen who turns out to show true grit, compassion, and resourcefulness as she fights for her life. Add to that the still-sizzling but happily evolving romance between Leine and Detective Santiago Jensen, and you have a novel that delivers all the action, suspense, twists, heat, and stellar writing this reviewer has come to expect from DV Berkom. This series just keeps getting better!” ~ Jen Blood, bestselling author of the Erin Solomon Mysteries