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She was a dangerous man's lover...now she's his dangerous enemy. For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover-the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel-was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she'd made it through the worst. Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate's kidnapped andShe was a dangerous man's lover...now she's his dangerous enemy. For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover-the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel-was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she'd made it through the worst. Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate's kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her. Fate intervenes and she finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos.From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate Jones must decide for herself if she'll continue to run......or turn and fight the evil that pursues her....

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Number of Pages : 205 Pages
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yucatan dead Reviews

  • Al
    2019-03-18 15:10

    I enjoy books with kick-ass female protagonists and Kate Jones fits the bill perfectly. When the going gets tough, she keeps going. Yucatan Dead ratchets up the tension from the start as Kate deals with hit women, warring Mexican drug cartels, and unofficial paramilitary organizations. Survival is never a given.However, what stuck out for me, even more than Kate’s kick-assed-ness (yeah, sometimes I make up words, I wonder if this will get past the censors) is the sense of humor, often in the descriptions. I found myself laughing, even as I was on the edge of my seat, wondering what would happen next. This isn’t typical of a thriller and I’m not sure many authors could pull it off, but Berkom does. One example was explaining that “Kidnappers R Us wasn't known for their customer service.” Another was this description which was just over the top enough to get a chuckle from me:"A rusty metal bunk squatted against the right side of the tent, its sheet stretched tight across the top and tucked under the mattress with precision. Try bouncing a quarter off of that and it'd end up embedded in the roof."A fun read and, for those just hearing about the Kate Jones Thriller Series, one with a healthy backlist to keep you in reading material for a while.**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **

  • Sherry Fundin
    2019-02-23 11:14

    Yucatan Dead by D V Berkom is an action packed adventure that had me racing through the Mexican jungle, dodging danger and death with Yucatan Kate. The characters come to life on the pages with multiple stories being told.All Kate wanted was to have a normal life with her new love, Cole. She had a family now, but the past continued to haunt her. Would she have to pay for the rest of her life or would the assassin finish her off?Kate had made a mistake falling for a drug lord. She knew you didn’t just walk away from someone like him.I cannot imagine how terrorized she must be. Kate is plucked from her home in Arizona and hauled out of the country to Mexico. Back to Salazar, a dangerous drug lord, who is super pissed at her. Kate had not just left him, she took some of his money too.Kate escapes. She is on her own and being chased, hiding, not knowing which way to go. Until.....Quinn. He is a warrior of the twenty first century kind. D V Berkom describes him as a Rottweiler kind of guy. I love it. He has a pack of dogs, always at his side and has his own war going on with the cartel. Him and his team work the jungles, shutting down the traffickers.He nicknames her Yucatan Kate.The cartel is blood thirsty. They are ruthless and cruel, not just dealing in drugs, but also human trafficking and the slave trade.Your enemy could be standing right beside you posing as your friend, your ally. Trusting the wrong person could get you killed.A touch of mysticism walks with Kate through the jungle. She had bad spirits around her, but her jaguar spirit was watching over her. I am always intrigued with mystical cultures and, even though Yucatan Dead is light in this department, it does add a special additional element that makes me wonder if D V Berkom will add to it as the series develops. Or maybe she already has, I just don't know it yet. :-DYucatan Dead is a spine tingling race for survival as Kate dodges the ruthless cartel who, will stop at nothing to get her. I loved running and hiding in the jungle with Kate, hanging out at camp with Quinn, his dogs and the team, floating through the Cenote, and trying to evade the people sent to find her.I have a feeling I will be seeing Kate again and I am eager for the next adventure. How about you Kate? Are you ready? Will Quinn be there? “I’ll give you a worse case scenario. Yucatan Kate is going to be Yucatan Dead.” “If I had to die, the one thing I can control is how..” I love that and will keep that handy for future reference.I find D V Berkom's bio pretty adventurous itself. Be sure and check her out.I received Yucatan Kate from D V Berkom in return for an honest, unbiased review.

  • Maggie Thom
    2019-03-08 13:13

    What an adrenaline rush – there are drug cartels, assassins, drug lords, killings, war, shootings, kidnapping, running through the jungle trying to escape…Kate is a strong, gritty woman who lives on the edge of life. She made two bad decisions, that of being the girlfriend of the head of a drug cartel and then turning around and testifying against him. Now she’s constantly looking over her shoulder and rightly so because even ten years in jail doesn’t shorten someone’s memory when they’ve been betrayed. Kate has dealt with so much loss but she doesn’t have time to even grieve. Being on the run and being highly pursued by the drug cartel, she doesn’t have many options. When she finds this group of men, flying beneath the radar trying to take out two drug cartels, she teams up with them. This group lives on the edge of life, giving up their lives in the pursuit of doing the justice that the system isn’t.Well written story. Well written characters. I really liked Kate and her strong, independent attitude. She really gives up everything, including who she wants to be or who she thought she was, to free herself from the cartel and to realize that what’s going on is so much more disastrous and bigger than her issues. It honestly made me wonder what kind of person you’d have to become to live where war, killing, kidnapping and drugs are the norm. This thriller will keep you interested in Kate’s life and death journey. I was given a copy as part of a book tour.

  • Cathy Speight
    2019-03-02 12:23

    You know, Kate Jones has been running from her dangerous drug-lord ex boyfriend for five books now. You’ve got to admire her grit and the sheer bloodymindedness of her resolution to elude him. I suppose you’ve got to acknowledge his persistence, too. He’s very, very keen to make her suffer for leaving him and taking a good bit of his cash with her.Just when she thought she was perhaps succeeding in outwitting him, and very nearly daring to think she might be able to settle down with her handsome police boyfriend, she’s rudely reminded she has a debt to pay. And this time, it seems she might have run out of luck. Oh, but wait…this is no-BS-ing Kate. The Kate who means business, whatever the price. She’s got this far, dammit…The usual suspense, tension, explosiveness (in all senses of the word!) and gutsiness are packed tightly into this sixth Jones novel and all with the usual quality and excellency of this author. There’s barely a moment to catch your breath, and quite honestly, I’d have given up on Kate’s behalf way, way back. But thankfully, she’s not a quitter (or there’d be no more books). Berkom has created a character whose sassiness and gumption you can’t help but admire, and respect for her is sandwiched by a certain amount of sympathy. Her pursuit by a dangerous man has meant tragic losses for Kate. In this book of the series, she has to decide whether she can continue eluding death…or face the evil that desires it. Cracking stuff.

  • Wendy
    2019-03-07 12:18

    "Yucatan Dead" which I won from Goodreads Giveaways is a tension -filled, chilling story about a woman who's chased by her former lover, a ruthless Mexican cartel lord who will stop at nothing to destroy her. The background moves between the peace of northern Arizona to the steamy tropical jungles of Mexico as Kate Jones attempts to outrun her enemy.The plot is well-written and fast-paced as the story progresses. Even the ending leaves the reader wondering what will happen next.The characters are natural and complex especially Kate the woman trying to outrun the stupid mistake of her past that is costing all she holds dear. She's single-minded, shrewd, and tough but ruled by fear and haunted by the past. Quinn, head of the pseudo-military group fighting against the cartel is smart, suspicious and tough. Kate hates talking to him a first because she says it's like " talking to a Rottweiler" ; he's defensive and ready to bite if annoyed. Their antagonists, Salazer and Morales are amoral, cruel, abusive and treacherous, ready to kill at the least provocation, giving a sinister overtone to the story.This is a gritty, action- packed story that centers around the drug and sex trade. It keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from the first page to the last. I enjoyed it and plan to read further books in the Kate Jones series.

  • Barbara Rauch
    2019-02-25 13:21

    I received this book from the author in return for an honest review.This is my first book by D.V. Berkom but it sure won't be my last ! I enjoyed the story from the very first page to the very last page. Having lived in the tropics for many years, although not in the jungles of the Yucatan, I can say that the author really got it right ~ the insects, the frogs, the mosquitoes, the birds, the humidity, the unrelenting heat ! I've vacationed in Cancun several times and driven through areas where there were stones that looked like they might be part of an ancient Mayan ruin covered in vegetation. So the setting worked well for me because I could feel the heat, hear the sounds, and visualize the ruins. The characters are well drawn and realistic. Kate is a great character, a strong woman who made a incredibly bad choice at a young age, as many young women do. The prevalence of drug cartels, kidnapping and human trafficking in Mexico is at a fevered pitch and this book presents it well. I highly recommend this book to readers who like fast moving, intriguing stories.

  • Will Decker
    2019-03-08 13:04

    This is your good old fashioned female heroine that knows how to kick ass when needed and how to be soft and cuddly at other times. Oh wait, there isn't any soft and cuddly in this story. Though we hear about her love affairs they are always in the distant past. No love lost here. Lots of action for the sake of action and told in the first person, which to me is always a plus. This book has so many reviews already, why do I bother? But it was good entertainment and someone might find my take helpful.

  • Dana Kerby
    2019-03-06 13:20

    Exciting adventure, a very good read.I could not put this book down. It was non-stop excitement. The story is fiction, I know, but it would be great if there really was someone fighting the cartels as this fictional group is doing. I want to read more about Kate.

  • Viola
    2019-03-09 12:03

    Great TaleLeft me breathless..... Fast paced action throughout! Wit against ruthlessness and surprises abundantly. Love this author and the style of writing that keeps excitement and attention

  • daisy riddle
    2019-03-11 09:28

    Good storyThis character, running from Mexican drug cartels meets up with an unlikely band of good guys operating covertly to destroy the drug barons. There's plenty of action.

  • Brian Doyle
    2019-03-17 15:20

    Non stop action in this enjoyable roller coaster episode

  • Ellen White
    2019-03-10 13:20

    YUCATÁN DEAD by D V Berkom series #6 Kate Jones ThrillersKate once again trying to get Salazar and Anaya off her back. Death seemed liked the only way, her death. She's leaving another love Cole and his girls behind. A plan would it work, if it did then what would a new Kate want, or were there still evil spirits around her. Another gripping thriller, that will captured you from the beginning, and hoping Kate survive's.Great series for a fast pace story, with Kate not being a quitter.

  • Georgette Jones
    2019-03-11 11:16

    Enjoyed reading.Kate and her adventures are a good read. Although I think she has Wonder Woman strengths. Great action. Hopefully she doesn't have to keep running. Hope she goes back to Cole.

  • K. Counihan
    2019-02-28 11:29

    Fast Paced, Engaging AdventureGrabs you from the start. Compels you to keep reading start to finish. Well written action sequences. Good believable characters.

  • ROGER CAPOCCIA
    2019-03-21 10:04

    Yucatan deadA surprising read. This was a spur of the moment choice that caught me by surprise. A very well thought out plot with great characters.

  • Deb Le
    2019-02-18 10:17

    Never a dull moment with Kate! You've got to love this series - a flawed heroine full of self-doubt who refuses to lie back and take it, full of action, adventure, fun and frolics...... Absolutely loved it.

  • Lucy Pireel
    2019-03-04 13:12

    This very witty, and skilful written chick-lit, crime, romance novel had me hooked from the start. It not only shows a woman on the run, but one that knows how to capture the reader and pull her (me) into her world where her adventures are very real.This author knows how to use words to create real-life situations, even the ones most of us will never experience. Situations that make us hold our breath, sigh in relief and laugh at the characters as they are very human. The protagonist has her dark side, as the antagonists have their good sides, although one of them is very easy to dislike. It only shows that DV Berkom is a true artist, she knows how to create characters that make us want to know about their life and adventures. Yes, most believable characters that hold the attention and make us root for them. None of the dialogue is at any point contrived, it has the right amount of serious, humour, and normal foot-in-it awkwardness. The scenery, and narration, is used to show us what our imagination fills in with details. What I mean is that the author gives us enough detail to set the scene, but never goes overboard in descriptions. A perfect balance between description to show, and room for the reader’s imagination.I read this book as if watching an action movie with a great, female lead. There’s a love interest, action, a touch of sadness and lots of joy, even with all the things the main character encounters.All in all a great read!

  • Books Mom
    2019-03-14 15:19

    Hang onto your hats, folks, this book is an adrenaline rush from first page to last!I wasn't sure what to expect with this, especially since it's part of a series -- but no worries, it stands alone just fine. And honestly, once you start reading, you're not going to care much about anything but catching your breath.Our heroine, Kate, is gutsy and brave, but unfortunately made the bad choice of being involved with a man who turned out to be part of the Mexican drug cartel. She left, helped put him in jail and then went underground. Unfortunately for her, there is nowhere to hide when someone that powerful wants you found.I don't want to give away any of the story, but just know going in that you'll be on a nonstop rollercoaster ride. No one is safe here, and nothing is certain, even the survival of our protagonist and several other main characters. The author is one of the best thriller authors I've read, and I'm still trying to slow down my heart beat from the rush. If her other books are this crazy and amazingly well written, I have a new auto-buy author to add to my list. So while this book may stand alone, I have every intention of going back and starting from the beginning. And I'll definitely grab the next book, because I HAVE to know what happens next. 5 stars and a hearty recommendation that you get your copy now.

  • Lynne Cantwell
    2019-03-03 16:29

    Like all good thrillers, Yucatan Dead starts off with a bang and keeps going.Kate Jones wakes up, realizing she's been kidnapped. And it doesn't take long before she figures out who is behind it: a former lover who also happens to be a Mexican drug lord. He's after her for the money she took when she left him, and since then, every attempt she has made to start a normal life anew has ended with the people she loves in trouble.In a twist of fate, she manages to escape from his clutches yet again, and falls in with a shadowy paramilitary organization that uses less-than-legal means to combat the drug trade. The head of the organization gives her a choice: get out of Mexico and go back to her life in the States, or help him bring down her former lover. But Kate knows that leaving would only mean continuing to live on the lam.This is the first of Berkom's six Kate Jones books that I've read, but I didn't have any trouble following the goings-on -- the author fills in just enough back story to clue in the reader. The pace is fast, the characters believable, and the editing excellent. I enjoyed Yucatan Dead, and now I may have to go back and read the previous books in the series. ***Originally published at hearth-myth-rursday-reads.blogspot.com.

  • BestChickLit.com
    2019-02-23 17:07

    Move aside Lara Croft, there’s a new kick-ass heroine on the adventure trail and she’s decided to fight fire with fire.Yucatan Dead is the latest book in DV Berkom’s Kate Jones thriller series. Kate thought her life on the run was over as she’d settled into life in Arizona with her loving partner Cole. But suddenly Kate is once more taken from her peaceful home to the headquarters of a brutal Mexican drug cartel. The leader of which just happens to be Kate’s ex-lover. Oh, who she stole a lot of money from. Who wants her dead. Or worse. Swell.Kate is forced to admit that she will always be on the run and will never be able to form loving relationships without putting people in danger so long as Salazar – her ex – lives. Terrified and on the brink of despair, Kate deciddes it’s crunch time – either he dies or she does. But first she needs to work out who she can trust.I’d recommend reading the other novels in the series first as past events are often referred to, leaving a reader, coming to this novel first, feeling a little left out. But nonetheless, this is a high octane story full of dangerous twists and turns. You might not find a lot of in-depth emotional soul-searching but you will find non-stop, breath-taking action.Review by Nikki Mason on behalf of BestChickLit.com

  • April
    2019-03-12 17:09

    The most recent book in the series takes Kate back to the beginning. Finally we get a bit of resolution on events in Mexico. Not everything, but plenty of things are brought to a head.It is mostly from Kate's POV, which is interesting and engaging, but limited. I do like her spunky attitude. There are intriguing twists and turns, plus the added supernatural elements. She has become very endearing over the series. She definitely has bad luck haunting her.I listened to the audiobook narrated by Melissa Moran, she does a terrific read. She does a great job with all the accents and voices. She has a very mater of fact tone that fits Kate to a "T". That is key because the whole narrative is from her POV. She keeps the voices consistent and distinct through the series. A great pace keeps things moving along at a steady clip. She has terrific energy in her read that adds to the action scenes. I will definitely be looking for more of her work.I am eager to see what happens next in the series. I really hope we get to see more of her friends she has met along the way. Would love to see Henry, Sam, Harv and the other allies has has connected with.Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

  • Librarian Judith
    2019-03-15 09:09

    Want a thrill ride? Grab a copy of Yucatan Dead.I can't say enough good things about this story. While it may not have appeased the romantic in me (next book will... right?), it certainly kept me riveted to the pages. I can't remember the last time a suspense/thriller type novel grabbed me so quickly and completely.It has a strong, determined and amazingly courageous heroine, an evil, powerful villain (or two) and a cast of characters who are utterly unique and interesting and each one is necessary to the story ... only don't get too attached. Not everyone will survive this crazy ride.Honestly, just thinking about the book again is making my heart pound. It's a not stop thrill ride from start to finish. I never knew what would happen next, and couldn't guess the ending. Really well written and plotted and I am waiting with bated breath for the next book, though I may satisfy the need by reading the rest of this series. Just a really great read. What are you waiting for? Grab a copy of your own, but set aside plenty of time to read it because you won't want to put it down.

  • Elisabeth Zguta
    2019-03-20 14:13

    The protagonist Kate delivers the punches and is the quintessence of survival 101 in this Yucatan shakedown. If you seek suspense - explore no further, this is another great episode in the series. Pursued, with hazards in every corner of the jungle, Kate runs into danger to help her friends and her conscience, while hanging on for her life. Along her journey she finds new friends and old foes, but most important, she learns more about herself and her need to truly come to terms with her new future. I don’t want to give anything away, but this story is definitely kick a**! This tale spills with great pacing, lots or perils, and gutsy rebounds. I highly recommend this book. Very entertaining, kudos D.V. Berkom.

  • Laurie Boris
    2019-02-28 12:04

    Couldn’t Stop Reading…DV Berkom’s latest in the Kate Jones thriller series grabbed me in the first couple of paragraphs and had one of the tightest first chapters I’ve read in a long time. I could almost hear the drumbeat behind the words. It didn’t stop there. The story lets us catch our breath for only brief moments as Kate—smart, resourceful, but so human—must figure out what to do next to save her life and protect those closest to her, navigating through lush, dangerous jungle settings and the hierarchy of vengeful Yucatan cartels. I also love the dry wit Ms. Berkom brings to her thrillers, and I’m excited to see what comes next.

  • Annie
    2019-02-21 12:18

    a great read

  • Renee
    2019-02-24 14:21

    Yucatan Dead will grab your interest from the very beginning and will not let you go. Fast-paced and full of action this installment of the Kate Jones series will keep you turning the pages. You do not have to read the other Kate Jones books to read this one. If you are looking for a book that keeps you on the edge of your seat, this is it!This was the first book I read from this author. I received a free copy for an honest review. I enjoyed this book so much that I plan on purchasing additional books in the Kate Jones series by D.V. Berkom.

  • TE
    2019-03-19 17:05

    As with all the books in this series, the action, suspense and nail biting tension starts right from the very beginning. It's super easy to get drawn in and lost in Kate's story. In Yucatan Dead, I think we get to see Kate come to a turning point in her life and start to evolve into someone a little different. Someone who is more than she use to be. It adds another dimension to the overall story. Another great read from DV Berkom.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-14 09:28

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.This was a great story with a plausible storyline. The author did a great job creating a strong heroine. The author pulled me in from the beginning and made me feel like I was part of the story. Now to go back and read the previous books in the series :)

  • pamela bommarito
    2019-02-19 14:31

    Fast paced thriller!I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. It was a fast paced, never boring read. I liked the way the author let you get into the head of the main character. The author is also very descriptive in her writing style. You can visualize the places in the book. I would recommend this author to anyone that likes a fast paced thriller.

  • Kim Johnson
    2019-02-23 10:21

    Definitely a clear choice in non consensual heroine. Kate Jones is a heroine because she is forced into it. The adventure that she takes you on is well worth ride.Loved the story please keep up the series.