Blond Cargo (Jack Bertolino #2) (Paperback)

By John Lansing

Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing, 9781501110283, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2015



"A pulse-pounding thriller with a charming protagonist" (Kirkus Reviews).

Jack Bertolino's son, Chris, was the victim of a brutal murder attempt and Vincent Cardona, a mafia boss, provided information that helped Jack take down the perpetrator of the crime. Jack accepted the favor knowing there'd be blowback. In Blond Cargo, the mobster's daughter has gone missing and Cardona turned in his chit. Jack discovers that the young, blond, mafia princess has been kidnapped and imprisoned while rich, politically connected men negotiate her value as a sex slave.

A sizzling whodunit for fans of James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell, Blond Cargo taps into the real-life crime world to deliver a thrilling, action-packed story that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the explosive, unprecedented finale.

"An unyielding pace, vigorous characters and explosive ending." --Kirkus Reviews

"A fantastic read...This extremely fast and well-thought-out thriller will remind some of James Patterson's early works. The action is great right up to the end and, luckily, Jack Bertolino will be staying on the fiction scene to continue his search for any and all bad guys to come." --Suspense Magazine