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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Jenni Bishop

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 4) by Mark Nolan is just brilliant. I had forgotten about this series, sorry Mark, but as soon as I realised what it was, I was into it without a second thought. Mark always gives us a thrilling ride with lots of twists and turns. The Jake Wolfe series is one of my all-time favourites. I must say I had a chuckle when I saw just how the cartel were thwarted in their attempts at kidnapping. Anywhoo, Mark always makes his stories of Jake and Cody with plenty of action and danger, adventures and drama, mayhem and murder that makes it hard to put down. I love that the story is told in multiple POV’s and that Cody also has a voice. It’s almost as though he doesn’t know he isn’t human. The characters are hard not to fall in love with their own unique personalities and characteristics. Emotions run high when we see others in danger and the heart gets a good ‘ol pump.

Jake Wolfe is an ex-marine, but he is also more than just a lawyer, he is also part of a secret covert operative team. He is drawn between is feelings for his beautiful woman and his time spent working in highly sensitive and above people pay grades work. He along with Cody an ex-marine war dog have become an explosive team and they have no problem with holding the extremely bad guys accountable and then some.

Sarah finds it hard to deal with the work that Jake does, even if it is above her pay grade and is top secret. But after a series of events where she has to use some brute force she has a slightly better understanding of why he is compelled to do whatever it is he does.

Mark I need more and soon, don’t make me wait! Please……………………….

I highly recommend this series to everyone and I can’t wait to see what they get up to next.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Shannon Fowler

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another amazing adventure with Jake Wolfe and his sidekick Cody. This story is number 4 in the Jake Wolfe series and must be read in order. San Diego Dead starts with action, continues with action and ends with action! Hang on for the wild ride that is Jake Wolfe! Protecting the USA is a tough and violent job so there is a little violence throughout this story. Each story is getting better and better. Characters on top of characters, some from previous stories and some that are new. Being a romance lover I am still waiting for Jake to have his “happily ever after”!

I can highly recommend this entire adventure! If you have read the other stories then you already know you want to read this one!! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for!?!

Reviewed by @shannonlovesbooks
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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Kerry Baker

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller by Mark Nolan is the fourth book in the Jake Wolfe series. This book, and series, is action packed and fast paced and really will leave you wanting to read more and more.
I loved this book right from the start. I was instantly drawn into the story and the characters. I absolutely love the relationship between Jake and Cody. This is probably one of the strongest bonds between dog and human I have read in a book before. It was so convincing.
The story was really good as well. I felt like it kicked straight off and there was no hesitation in getting into it. It had a punchy story line and was action packed. I was constantly on the edge of my seat wondering how the characters were going to navigate the situation they found themselves in. I was fully engaged and thoroughly enjoyed the whole story. If you haven’t done so already then I definitely recommend you try these books!

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Erin Wolf

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give San Diego Dead: An Action Thriller (Jake Wolfe Book 4) by Mark Nolan, 5 stars.

Jake just wants to have a relaxing vacation with his dog and his girlfriend. However, things quickly turn south. His girlfriend is attacked and it looks like a Mexican cartel may be behind it. Using their former military background Jake and war dog Cody are quickly pulled into things much more frightening than anyone ever imagined. Can they get to the bottom of it? But what will the cost be? While they are trained for this type of thing, they are personally affected in ways they could never imagine.

This book was fascinating. It is the first book I have read in the series and the author did a great job of making me not feel too confused, giving me a brief background of what I needed to know. The story itself pulled me right in, and I could not stop reading until I finished it. I enjoyed how the point of view kept changing too. You got to see things from different angles. The people (and dog) in this book seemed so real and complex. Each one had their own issues they were struggling with while still keeping true to themselves. Some in good ways, some in not so good ways.

This book has an intriguing story, lots of suspense, strong characters, and the cherry on top is of course Cody! I cannot wait to go back and read the previous books. I highly recommend this book.

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Sarah Oakes

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about danger. Jake and Cody just wan to have a relaxing vacation in Mexico after protecting their country from dangerous forces. But fate has other ideas when a mysterious woman attacks his girlfriend Sarah. With a drug cartel group behind them, they flee back to America to find safety and also learn more about a mysterious package the cartel desperately wants to retrieve. As events unravel and danger threatens everyone, can Jake and his friends stop these enemies before its too late?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Jake determined but protective underneath or Cody as smart and intelligent and an adorable dog. Great cast of supporting characters like the anxious Sarah or the good friend Pez or Easton as gruff but kind underneath. A great villain in Rop cold and ruthless and menacing. However, at times it felt as if there were to many marines to keep track of which could have been reduced.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the vacation scenes with the beach and the sea for a sense of calm. Or the scenes with the whales as giant but beautiful creatures for asense of woner. Or the scenes with the sharks in the stormy sea, pulling the reader straight into the action from the start wonderfully written. Or the use of the senses throughout the novel with tastes and smells and sounds so vivid its as if you’re actually there.
I also liked the use of switching the perspective to Cody for a dogs narrative which is something you don’t often see in novels and was a great addition to the story. I also liked the use of Mexican culture in the vacation scenes with its language and people and customs given the respect they deserve and giving the novel a sense of character wonderfully written.
The only issue I would raise is that there was a lot of long sentences that made it difficult to read which could eb resolved by a variety of sentence lengths. There was also a lot of repetition with Sarah’s inner dialogue which could also be reduced. Fast paced action and high stakes made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars..

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan

This series has quickly become one of my favorites. I was literally excited to see this was available to read. Every time I pick up a book by this Author I’m instantly drawn in and it’s hard to put it down. I find myself saying one more chapter and next thing I know I’ve read the whole book. This story has Jake and Cody searching for a missing item if it’s not recovered Innocence lives are at stake. Find out what happens next on their new adventure that is full of action, and a drug cartel.I can’t wait to read the next is this series

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Erica Fish

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead is the fourth book in the Jake Wolfe series by Mark Nolan. Mark Nolan does an amazing job in that you can read these books as stand alone stories. Nolan’s characters are lovable and believable just like they were in the “real world”. Nolan has a way of grabbing my attention at the first page and holds my attention until the end. This story kept me on the edge of my seat and even caused me to scream out loud to warn what is coming up. The main characters Jake and his dog Cody have come into some sticky situations and in this story there is no difference. Jake and Cody are on vacation, at least they thought they were on vacation. There just happens to be a drug cartel with a deadly package that needs to be found. Jake and Cody are on the case and we will see who gets to the package first. Will Jake and Cody find the package before the drug cartel? Will the drug cartel get the package first which will cause some deaths? Stay tune and read San Diego Dead to find out which party finds the deadly package.

SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Tracy Manderson

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4) by Mark Nolan

4 out of 5 stars

San Diego Dead is the fourth book in the Jakes Wolfe series but it’s only the second book in this series that I have read. The characters were well written and the story was in-depth, intense and very suspenseful. I really enjoyed this story.

Jake Wolfe is a Marine-turned-lawyer Jake Wolfe is on his vacation to sunny San Diego and Cabo San Lucas. While enjoying the white beaches, warm blue water and boat trips among the gray whales he also finds cold blooded murder. He crosses paths with a criminal cartel urgently seeking to reclaim a deadly package.

Jake learns the missing item is a threat to US citizens and vows to stop the cartel from possessing it, no matter what vigilante justice actions he might have to take. Time is running out and thousands of innocent lives are at risk ill Jake be-able to save the innocent lives?

I was a little lost in the beginning because I didn’t know what happened because I didn’t read book 2 and 3 but I will be reading them soon.

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Tracy

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Lisa Helmick

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can not get enough of reading and visualizing Jake and Cody “working” together. When an officer says she need volunteer DNA sample from a suspect. Jake and Cody say “no problem” and proceed to “scare” the man til he pees his pants. Then smile and say Thank you for your donation. Stuff like this are what make Jake and Cody so much fun to read. Plus all the personable time with Cody wanting bacon or huffing in agreement or laughing(pant, pant, pant) at what Jake says. Cody is a star in his own. He helps make this action adventure story.

Jake ….well Jake is the brains of the operations. He is smart on his own. I love how his brain works to figure things out. He must get that from his Marine days. Think fast and on your feet. He is not afraid and steps right up to danger. His friends are as important as his dog are to him. I love love love his dedication to Cody. I am surprised all the places he takes Cody during the book. When Cody is added to him they are an unstoppable team.

The secondary characters are all helpful in moving the story along. Roxanne, Terrell, Pez and even the agents all have light hearted moments that make this story not quite so heavy. Add in Jakes sarcasm/wit and Cody’s dogginess and it’s a perfect recipe.

I have enjoyed all of these books so far. This one is no exception. It is full of action and moves right along. The characters are fun, dangerous and interesting. It’s easy to forget daily life and just keep reading about Cody and Jake. My only wish is that these would come out on audio.

PS. Thanks for the wonderful new gear I was able to read about. As always I love the Dear Reader at the back so I can find out what is real.

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SAN DIEGO DEAD (Jake Wolfe Series Book 4) by Mark Nolan – Review by Jana Teppih

San Diego Dead (Jake Wolfe #4)San Diego Dead by Mark Nolan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

San Diego Dead is the fourth instalment in Mark Nolan’s Jake Wolfe series. You can read it as a standalone as each book has its own story BUT I would recommend you to read them in order as then you really get into Jake and his friends’/compatriots’ lives. I love how there is a story line below it all that carries on from story to story!
San Diego Dead is an action thriller that is so fast paced that it leaves you breathless! It takes Jake, our lawyer, ex-marine, and covert operative, and his ex war dog Cody after cartels, narcoterrorists, assassins and it is filled with danger and violence and murder and sharks and … what else do you need?! Add to this that the story is told from multiple point of views and I have to confess that one of the best one is through the perspective of Cody!
I understand that the romance is sort of secondary to Jake Wolfe stories, still there were moments when my heart ached when I read about the rocky patches that Jake and Sarah hit and until the last page I was there with Cody, hoping that Jake does his best to work things out with her …
This is already the fourth book of Jake and Cody’s adventures and I cannot wait what the writer will bring us next!

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