A Killing Truth (A Leine Basso Thriller Prequel)

A Killing Truth (A Leine Basso Thriller Prequel)

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DV Berkom By dvberkom Completed

A deadly assassin. A perpetual target. A double-cross she never saw coming...
They say the truth will set you free, but what if it kills you first?

Before serial killers and drug cartels, she faced the ultimate betrayal...

Leine eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. He thinks their boss is setting them up for a fall.

When Carlos goes missing and a bombing thwarts another mission, Leine suspects the stakes are far higher than she could ever imagine, and wonders if the man in charge might have it in for her after all.


*A Killing Truth is the prequel to the award-winning Leine Basso Crime Thriller Series.* 

I intend to post new chapters every day or so. Other books in the series include Serial Date (#1), Bad Traffick (#2), The Body Market (#3), and Cargo (#4), and are available as eBooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks on most platforms.


"[Leine Basso] is a sassy, kick-arse, no-nonsense, I'll-eat-your-balls-for-breakfast type of woman. She simply rocks. Berkom's books are ones when you almost forget to breathe. They're fast-paced, taut with tension and sheer joy from start to finish." ~Cath'n'Kindle Book Reviews

"The chilling prequel to D.V. Berkom's Leine Basso thriller series, [A Killing Truth] introduces one of modern fiction's deadliest heroes..." ~Reviewer Charles A. Ray

"A Killing Truth would make an excellent introduction to D.V. Berkom's writing...she's one of my favorites... love how she just puts you right in the pages and you just don't want to end." ~Hornfan2

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onyeomaawolo onyeomaawolo Jul 07, 2017
It was thoughtless and reckless to have handed in their weapons and be caught napping. Ilya was lucky to be spared,  despite his loss. The Frenchman, true to his reputation, came prepared.
writervid writervid Sep 11, 2016
I don't trust Eric at this point. I think he's trying to set her up to be caught. If she's already good, let her do her job.
writervid writervid Sep 11, 2016
I'm reading the first chapter for NBR and I can honestly say that I'm already hooked. You already give off a strong voice and have smooth description in this paragraph. I'm very excited to review this.