Thursday, June 9, 2016

Dead is Dead by John Lansing Giveaway, Excerpt & Review

Dead is Dead

by John Lansing

on Tour May 16 - June 30, 2016

Dead Is Dead by John Lansing

From the “pulse pounding” (Kirkus Reviews) writer of TV hit Walker, Texas Ranger comes a riveting Hollywood thriller that will keep you captivated until the shocking conclusion. Retired Inspector Jack Bertolino gets his first taste of the erratic nature of Hollywood when A-list producer, George Litton, options one of Jack’s recent cases for a film. Jack is engaged as the film’s technical advisor, which stars It Girl Susan Blake. But more importantly, he’s on hand to keep a protective eye on Susan, who’s being harassed by a disturbing cyber-stalker. But that’s not all that starts to turn Jack’s world upside-down. When a six-year-old girl is shot dead in the living room of her family home, just blocks from where the movie is being filmed, Jack realizes there are threads connecting the movie, the murder, a brutal gang of brothers, and a terrifying body count. Will Jack be able to find justice for the young girl and keep Susan safe? Or will this be his last and fatal trip to Hollywood?

Book Details:

Genre: Crime, Thriller Published by: Simon & Schuster / Karen Hunter Publishing Publication Date: May 30th 2016 Number of Pages: 345 ISBN: 1501147560 (ISBN13: 9781501147562) Series: The Jack Bertolino Series Book 3 Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads

Read an excerpt:

The off-duty motorcycle cop had pulled up beside the star to check things out, and Jack addressed him, “Keep your eyes open for a black Ford Explorer. Couple of years old. The driver could be trouble. Too far away to ID the plate.” “I’ll check out the neighborhood.” The motorcycle cop powered down the street and made the right-hand turn. Jack turned to Susan. “Was it him?” “I’m fine, Jack,” she said, evading the question. “I’m sorry, I’m probably wrong, it could’ve been anyone.” She was acting strangely, no longer scared. “No, Jack, I’m not sure it was him.” “I want you to sit down with a sketch artist.” “Really, Jack. There’s no need to overreact.” “Overreact?” Jack said tightly. “I was hired to protect you, but I need some help here.” “Okay, Jack,” Susan said, lowering her voice but unable to hide a flash of anger. “Please, I’ve got a scene to shoot. We’ll talk later,” and she strode away. What was that all about? Jack watched Henry raise his hands in a question that went unanswered. Susan Blake stormed past her director, banged up the metal steps of her mobile home, and slammed the door behind her.

Author Bio:
John Lansing, started his career as an actor in New York City. He spent a year at the Royale Theatre performing the lead in the Broadway production of "Grease," before putting together a rock ‘n’ roll band and playing the iconic club CBGB. John closed up his Tribeca loft and headed for the West coast where he landed a co-starring role in George Lucas' "More American Graffiti," and guest-starred on numerous television shows. During his fifteen-year writing career, Lansing wrote and produced "Walker Texas Ranger," co-wrote two CBS Movies of the Week, and co-executive produced the ABC series "Scoundrels." John's first book was "Good Cop Bad Money," a true crime tome he co-wrote with former NYPD Inspector Glen Morisano. "The Devil's Necktie," his first Jack Bertolino novel, became a best seller on Barnes & Noble and hit #1 in Amazon’s Kindle store in the Crime Fiction genre. Jack Bertolino returns in John’s latest novel, “Dead Is Dead,” the third book in his detective series. A native of Long Island, John now resides in Los Angeles.

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Tour Participants:


This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours for John Lansing. The giveaway begins on May 15th and runs through June 30th, 2016. There will be TWO (2) winners for this tour. One winner will receive one $15 gift card from (US Only) the other winner will receive Dead is Dead by John Lansing - US Residents may choose either an eBook copy or a Physical version however Winners outside the US will only be eligible for an eBook version.
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  My review,

A young girl is dead! One minute she is happy playing with her doll and then she is shot and killed in her own house. Why? Just because someone has to have drugs? Jack Bertolino is a Retired Inspector who is going to find out how and why this happened. He has to try to keep everyone safe while he is trying to catch the killer or killers. This novel is full of action and suspense. You will not be able to put it down until you get to the end. I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for a review by Partners in Crime Tours and this is my opinion.


  1. I read this book and agree with you, I could not put it down!!!

  2. A big shout out to Victoria for taking the time to read, review, and support my latest release on her terrific blog site. All the best, John