The Devil's Necktie


The Devil's Necktie

The Devil's Necktie

  • Title: The Devil's Necktie
  • Author: JohnLansing
  • ISBN: 9781501110290
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback

Retired inspector Jack Bertolino had strict rules when dealing with confidential informants But Mia had the kind of beauty that could make a grown man contemplate leaving his wife, his job, and his kids After a passionate night together, Mia is found murdered and Jack is the lead suspect.Facing threats from the LAPD, the 18th Street Angels, and a Colombian drug cartel, JRetired inspector Jack Bertolino had strict rules when dealing with confidential informants But Mia had the kind of beauty that could make a grown man contemplate leaving his wife, his job, and his kids After a passionate night together, Mia is found murdered and Jack is the lead suspect.Facing threats from the LAPD, the 18th Street Angels, and a Colombian drug cartel, Jack delves deeper into the seedy world of drug dealers and murderers and discovers that the top players knew Mia personally And now Jack is torn between fearing for his life and seeking revenge for his slain lover.either way, the body count will rise.

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The Devil’s Necktie by John Lansing is a big winner with me. I want to read more books by him. This was not a hard book to get into, the dialogue is believable, the characters well developed and the storyline is great. I did not want to put it down. I have no negatives about this book.Jack Bertolino is a newly retired detective from NYPD who transplanted himself to Marina Del Rey. He was finally escaping winter and outside barbequing on his grill. He was happy. That is how his story starts. He [...]

Sometimes you see books with a ton of good reviews and it makes you question the validity of them before you read a book, however, I am happy to report that this is one of those books that has great reviews for a reason, it deserves ever last one of them. The author has a brilliant writing style that brings a story to life in a way that it would be so easy for this to be made into a movie! Well, perhaps not easy as I’ve never made a book into a movie and I would image “easy” might not be t [...]

I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Jack Bertolino, a retired narcotics detective is unexpectedly contacted by one of his former Criminal Informants. She was supposed to disappear after they put the drug kingpin away, so why is she here? After a steamy night of passion, Mia confesses that her life is in danger. He’s been set up for her murder, and now he’s on a race against time to find out who the real killer is.This was an action packed suspense thriller. [...]

One word describes The Devil’s Necktie and that word is WOW! I was absolutely wowed by this book. Complex characters, gripping storytelling and actions scenes that belong in a movie. John Lansing has given us one heck of a ride with this novel. I found myself going “oh crap” several times throughout and almost crying once. The ending is epic and I mean EPIC! Jack Bertolino is a hero you just have to get behind. He’s not perfect but you have to admire him nonetheless. I really hope this i [...]

A special thank you to Gallery Books, Karen Hunter Publishing, and NetGalley for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review.Wow, loving protagonist, Jack Bertolino!Was dying to read The Devil's Necktie,after having just finished an ARC of #2 in the seriesBlond Cargo(10/20/14). Was intrigued with the sexy and complex Jack, and how he found himself in LA on the west coast. Highly recommend both! John Lansing delivers a riveting and intense crime thriller debut novel, The Devil [...]

The Devil’s Necktie is crime thriller, its central protagonist a man by the name of Jack Bertolino, a retired inspector in the NYPD. After leaving the force, Jack relocates to California in the hopes of leading a quieter, more relaxed life away from the cut-throat world of drug cartels and gangsters. Jack wants nothing more than to enjoy the California sunshine, eat steaks from his beloved barbeque grill and tend to his tomato plants.His seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by a call from [...]

"The Devil's Necktie" is a cool little thriller that grabs you by the throat with the first chapter and then refuses to let you go until the very end. In this nifty crime noir, Lansing takes you deep into the mind-set of good guys and not-so-good guys.Did I just say 'not-so-good' guys? That's an understatement. These guys are killers of the first degree, showing no mercy. Lansing displays a keen understanding of human nature, and convincingly depicts the motivations and brutality of the drug dea [...]

It usually takes me until about halfway through a book for me to truly know what I think of it. However, in the case of The Devil's Necktie by John Lansing, it only took me the first chapter. This book was exquisitely written and very visually stimulating. It's characters were well fleshed out and the situation in the book was life-like. I felt as if it could have actually happened. Before I go on, let me give you a small snippet of what this book is about.Jack Bertolino is the main character in [...]

The Devil's Necktie is a riveting tale that takes the reader into the seedy underworld of crime, drug cartels and murder. Author John Lansing weaves a fast-paced crime thriller set in Los Angeles and written in the third person narrative, that follows the dangerous quest of retired NYPD inspector Jack Bertolino as he investigates the heinous murder of Mia, his former confidential informant, and the woman whom he had recently shared a passionate night together. Jack's investigation leads him into [...]

4.5 starsAs part of my affiliation with PubShelf I was given a copy of this book in return for an unbiased reviewJack Bertolino has retired from the NYPD on medical grounds and moved over to Marina Del Ray on the West Coast. He’s put the drug dealers, criminals and the world of cops firmly behind himor so he thinks. Until he gets a call from Mia, a confidential informant he’s worked with in the past, saying they need to talk. Jack has a sinking feeling his new-found peace isn’t going to la [...]

Tough, retired, NY detective Jack Bertolino settles on the west coast. He has it pretty good. A nice condo overlooking a marina, freedom, and his son goes to college nearby. His ex is involved with her own life, and only rarely impacts Jack’s. One of Jack’s former informants, a sexy Colombian named Mia, arrives and they get reacquainted. Mia is on the run. Jack and Mia share a bed, and literally minutes after he leaves her, the bad guys catch up to Mia and kill her in spectacularly gruesome [...]

This is a fast paced book with a lot of different characters and takes you from L.A. to Ontario and though some of the places are made up not all of them are. So I was able to really get into the story knowing these areas made it feel like I was reading a true life story and not fiction. Jack Bertolino, is a retired inspector from N.Y. he has taken cops and drug runners, and his last was a drug cartel from Columbia. Thinking he was going to be able to relax in the sun and get away from the crimi [...]

Although The Devil's Necktie is described above as a crime thriller, I think action-adventure should also be listed as part of the description. I was given a copy of this book by the author's representatives in exchange for an honest review. I was not disappointed with my read. The book is very well thought out and holds the reader's attention seamlessly and again, I found it hard to tear myself away from the action and the characters.Jack Bertolino is a retired cop and wants to live a quiet ret [...]

Jack Bertolino is a retired NYPD detective who now resides in Los Angeles. His biggest worries arehis son's struggles in college and his chronic back painat is, they are until he gets a call from an old informant, the beautiful and mysterious Mia. She needs his help, but after sex she falls asleep before she can say anything and he leaves, not knowing that, twenty minutes later, she is killed by the 18th Street Angels gang and Jack is the only suspect.He needs to find out who had it out for Mia [...]

When Jack received a call from Mia, his former informant, saying that she needed protection, he rushed to her aid. After spending the night together, Jack leaves, only to return to her bloody corpse. He vows to find her killer, but first he has to convince the local police of his innocence.John Lansing's first fictional novel is a gritty, action-packed suspense thriller. Jack's anger and determination to avenge Mia's death is felt by the reader. The narrative is so vivid that I can see this nove [...]

The Devil's NecktieLansing, John Jack Bertolino, is a retired detective in the NYPD, who has moved to Marina del Rey, he thought he was done with cases, done with the evil men he has put way for so many years. Like most detectives he has made enemies while serving the public, and protecting the innocent. An old contact and ci contacts him, after a tryst, he finds she needs protection. Not knowing how immediate it was he leaves her asleep, safety locked in her apartment. What he does not expect i [...]

This was an interesting spy read. I am used to married spies that have their kids or family members abducted. This story killed someone off close to Jack. Even though he was retired he offered to help Mia, the informant. Little did he know how much he would be hepling her and that he would be looking for her killer. This book was fast paced and around every corner there was a mysterious subplot. Who killed Mia? Who is watching Jack's every move? Will Jack's son get well? What was worth risking M [...]

The term "The Devil's Necktie" is a pretty gruesome way in which a person is murdered and is used a lot in gang killings. An old acquaintance and her murder makes Jack Bertolino a suspect. While trying to prove his innocence, Jack finds himself getting in deeper and deeper into the drug world, sometimes with devastating results. He is beat up, shot at numerous times and his son is nearly killed which makes Jack more determined to find the people behind Mia's murder. The good guys are so easy to [...]

I don't often read books written by men. I don't read thrillers very often either. But when I had the chance to review The Devil's Necktie, I jumped on it. The blurb alone was enough to make me want to read it.Jack is the MC and I immediately liked him. A hard nosed retired NY cop. He's gruff and all busines. When an ex-informant reaches out to him for help, he is a little apprehensive. And with good reason. Minutes after leaving her, she's murdered. And guess who's suspect # 1? We follow Jack a [...]

A big thank you to for sending me a copy of The Devil's Necktie by John Lansing. If you love an action packed book with credible characters, fast paced plot and a huge epic show down in the end, this is the book for you. Retired NYPD Narcotics Inspector Jack Bertolino now living in LA, has a hot and steamy night with a former confidential informant Mia. When Mia meets her demise by the signature form used by Drug Kingpins on a hit, known as "The Devil's Necktie", Bertolino is thrust back into t [...]

I found this book very hard to put down! Gritty realism with just the right mix of humanity and dark humor, sex and violence to satisfy! John Lansing paints a vivid picture of the seedy underbelly of the drug wars and those who sacrifice everything to combat it. Jack Bertolino is a hero I'd like to see more of! Am hoping there will be more of these books to come! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys fast-paced crime thrillers!

I hope there's a follow up! - I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged, I love the main character, and Mr. Lansing's narrative absolutely spoke to me. Once I started reading it, I quite honestly couldn't put the book down. The book was recommended to me by a couple of friends (I'm new to the ebook thing so I needed coaxing) and I've thanked both of them repeatedly since I finished the book.

OK thriller with all the requisite parts in the right order. The hero is an ex-cop with the usual problems. My problem is that he is somewhat of a cardboard character who emerges unscathed from wild shoot-outs and beds every woman he meets. (A lot like James Bond without the martinis!) I did want to read until the end to find out how our hero puts down all the bad guys, but I will not hurry back to read more of the series.

You know it's a great book when you don't want to put it down, when you can't wait to pick it up and continue reading, when you are vested in the characters and what will happen to them, when you don't want it to end, and when you can't wait for the next book. That's what you get with John Lansing's "The Devil's Necktie".

I enjoyed this story. Jack Bertolino was a likable character with a family most people can relate too. This was a bit of an easy read, but still enjoyable nonetheless. The action scenes kept the story moving without any dull times. I would recommend this book to my friends looking for action, some violence and a good story.I received this book for free through Giveaways.

A very good thriller. Jack Bertolino is a retired cop that is the chief suspect in a murder. Trying to prove his innocence he gets drawn back into investigation and the world of drugs, gangs and the cartel. Fast paced this book kept me interested until the last page.

After the last book I read the day before - which apparently had NO editing, this book was a delight to read. Not only was the story excellent, but the writing was first class. I never caught myself stumbling over writing errors. I can hardly wait to read another book by this author. Great job!

Engrossing fast paced readCharacters are well developed, and easy to relate to. Great mixture of action and background development. I am now a fan of John Lansing and thankful that I was introduced to him. You won't be disappointed!

Slow cooked great storyThis is like one of the "Die Hard" movies: A short introduction to the characters andtion! The book takes some time to lift off, but it builds its suspense until the final fireworks. All in all, a good read.

What an incredible read!!!!!! Solid, robust characters. Total page turner. Clear action. Understood and followed the complicated story. So many twists and turns. On a personal note I loved all the local references I recognized.Can't wait for the sequel.

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