Peter Bronkowski's has hit it big with the reality TV show Serial Date. Life is good until one of the contestants is murdered. Peter suspects his mentally challenged brother, Edward, has struck again.
Worried about ratings and keeping the contestants alive, Peter hires Leine Basso, a retired assassin. At least Peter can breathe easier with her working security.
When there is another murder, Peter's problems multiply. Detective Santiago Jensen breathes down his neck while Peter does everything to make sure his brother isn't caught. At least the ratings aren't suffering.
Meanwhile, Leine and Jensen cross paths and a romance brews. Then Leine's daughter visits. Leine desperately loves her daughter, but their relationship is strained at best. When the murderer decides to use Leine's daughter as bait, Leine must brush off old skills that she'd tried to forget to save her.
Serial Date is one of those rare books full of rich sub-plots and interesting, well-developed characters. I loved the humor and the satire in this fast-paced, engaging novel. D.V. Berkom's tight, witty writing is a pleasure to read. Well done!
A retired assassin. A serial killer with a social agenda.
A politician with a fondness for free-range livestock.
Determined to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso
accepts a job working security at one of television's most popular reality shows, SerialDate. When a contestant is found dead in the prop closet, it appears the killer is one of the 'bachelors' on the show- an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of the case isn't so sure.
When Leine's estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the real killer, she's forced to rely on old skills to find her, and must come to terms with who she really is. She soon realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and she'll need to use all of her cunning to stop him and rescue her daughter.