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The Fourth Gunman

(Jack Bertolino #4)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  23 reviews
From the bestselling author of The Devil’s Necktie and Blond Cargo comes the latest title in the Jack Bertolino series.

Retired inspector Jack Bertolino straddles two perilous worlds. Known for his impeccable police work, Jack has also done a priceless favor for an infamous Mafia Don: he saved the gangster’s kidnapped daughter from being sold into the sex trade, and brought
Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing (first published March 5th 2018)
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Action packed from start to finish. So good.
The Fourth Gunman is an awesome new installment in the series about Jack, ex-cop and PI. Still a badass even though it’s been several years since we were together personally. He’s still able to have me at the edge of my seat with his crazy cases and the ability to have friends in high, and a few low places, that can help him out in a pinch.

I love Jack. His smart wit, street sense, sex appeal, and dry humor is everything
Sometimes it isn’t what you know, but who you know and Jack Bertolino seems to have a handle on who to know when he needs help on a case involving an undercover agent who has gone missing.
Jake was working on a mafia owned gambling ship, there one minute, gone the next. No trace, but plenty of suspicions. Had he double-crossed the big guy and run off with a large chunk of cash? Had he been discovered and eliminated?

Follow Jack through the twists and turns of investigating, attraction to a young
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
As a new reader to this series was I curious to see how reading this book without having read the previous three books. I'm glad to say that I found both the plot interesting and the characters well-developed.

Retired inspector Jack Bertolino as approved by FBI to find Luke Hunter, a missing agent, who has gone missing during an undercover mission. One of the FBI agents that wants him to find the missing man is Luke's sister. The problem is that not only is Luke missing, but so is half a million
Cathy Ryan
The Fourth Gunman brings Jack Bertolino back into Vincent Cardona’s orbit when the FBI ask for his help. Cardona is in Jack’s debt after he saved Cardona’s daughter, Angelica, from a terrible fate. FBI Agent Liz Hunter’s brother has been working as an undercover agent, infiltrating Cardona’s inner circle. Now Luke Hunter has gone missing from Cardona’s exclusive illegal gambling super yacht, the Bella Fortuna, along with half a million dollars of mob money. The FBI want Jack to call in his debt ...more
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I liked the first 3 books in the series but it took me a while to get to the 4th book here for I did not have a kindle for a couple of years. I am glad I have a new one. Reading this story felt like I had been there and did this with the main and secondary characters. The story very bogged down and stuck in place. The dialogue was just ok. The story was not that great and I read the second half of the book at a very fast pace. I did not think it was that plausible of a story and also somewhat pr ...more
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In The Fourth Gunman, the fourth book in the Jack Bertolino Series, the reader is transported back into the seedy underworld of crime as they follow private investigator Jack Bertolino on his latest investigative adventure.

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 narcotics detective now private investigator Jack Bertolino as he takes on the investigation of a missing perso
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
I loved this book. What an intense ride. So well paced and plotted, with twists and turns along the way. This is one of those books that I want to see made into a movie or a mini series on TV. It was that good. It was so well fleshed out that when I was reading it was as if I watching a movie playing in my mind. The Fourth Gunman is a FANTASTIC read and one I highly recommend.
Donna Saxon
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved The Fourth Gunman

I have read all of John Lansing's books. I have loved everyone of them. This new book is full of action and intrigue. The characters are all interesting and engaging. I can always picture his novels being turned into a movie because of all the action, car chases, helicopter stunts, romance and adventure. If you love great stories, fascinating characters, and nonstop action, you will love this book.
Tina Allen
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Lansing is a fantastic writer. I was thoroughly caught in the web of intrigue from page one.
This guy knows how to hold the tension and suspense and I can't wait for the next Jack Bertolini installment. Five stars!
Jule Selbo
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Lansing's multi-dimensional detective, Jack Bertolino, faces his most complex mystery and elusive criminals yet - and it's all set in a unique world that includes gambling, marinas, organized crime vs. federal authorities, and a nefarious plot that is planned and played out because of personal vengeances. Those personal vengeance elements bring the criminals' lives into deeper focus and makes them doubly troubling and thought-provoking. I love dipping into Bertolino's world and Lansing, in ...more
Christa Nardi
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jack Bertolino is no stranger to the FBI, nor is he in their employ, except when it suits them. When an Luke, an agent undercover, goes missing, his sister calls on Jack to find her brother. Jack calls in a favor from the Mafia Don, with assurances that he won't report back to the FBI on any of the mob business, only what happened to Luke. Needless to say there are a few shady characters who aren't thrilled with all the questions Jack and his two sidekicks. With questionable friends and enemies ...more
Djlaureth Jezebelle
My Favorite Summer Beach Read!

This is the fourth book in the Jack Bertolino series and I have waited a little while to write this review, mainly because after I read it, I immediately wanted to reread the whole series again. It feels just like watching the latest movie in a series and wanting to bing watch the series. So, I ended up binge reading the series again in this record breaking heat and it really is my favorite read on the beach, fast paced, full of action, much like the Mission Impossi
Jessica Bronder
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Undercover FBI agent Luke Hunter is working on an illegal mob gambling ship off the coast of California when he disappears. Luke’s sister gets in touch with retired inspector Jack Bertolino to find her brother. Jake has an agreement with a mob boss that he just wants to know what happened to Luke and will report only that. He discovers that Luke disappeared along with a half million dollars of the mobs money. There is a lot more going on than just Luke and the money disappearing and Jack is goin ...more
Linda Kay
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
John Lansing never disappoints! This time he kept me turning pages with a thrilling yet sobering (and all too realistic) tale of a terrorist plot which Jack Bertolino has to unravel as he deals with both the law and the criminal world, both professionally and personally, all while the terrifying clock is ticking. What's intriguing about Lansing's books are the layers; the characters are complex and realistic so it's always a surprise to see where everything eventually leads, and it's always extr ...more
B. Shaun Smith
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lansing really upped the ante in this one. Lots of action! The story line was intriguing.
I think The Fourth Gunman was a fast paced, wonderfully written book. John Lansing hit the ball out of the park on this one! I found the series by John Lansing right after The Devil's Necktie came out and I'm so glad I did. Each book gets better and better! I love the Jack Bertolino character, he grows stronger and more appealing with each book. Now I have to wait again for his 5th book☹ ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book brings to mind a lot of questions. Who was the fourth gunman? Where is he? Who is he working for – the good guys, the bad guys or the really, really bad guys?

That’s the challenge for Jack Bertolino. By the way, who’s he working for?

I was getting an adrenaline rush from this book, and didn’t want to put it down. When it ended, I didn’t want it to end. This was my first John Lansing book. It won’t be my last, because I want to read more about Mr. Bertolino. I know the next book in this s
Dietrich Kalteis
When undercover FBI agent Luke Hunter goes missing off an illegal gambling boat during an assignment, the FBI calls in retired inspector Jack Bertolino. With his connections and skills, he’s the only man for the job. This is the fourth book in the series, and it ought to come with a warning. Strap yourself in and get set for a well-told, no-holds-barred crime story. It’s that good.
Patrick Whitehurst
I came in late on the Jack Bertolino series, but I’m here now. Better late than never! I wouldn’t want to go on my literary way without these novels on my bookshelf. I won’t reveal too much about the series, but I will say John Lansing knows his stuff when he writes about Los Angeles and its criminal stains. Bertolino is back in rare form in The Fourth Gunman too, the fourth in the series, which has the same high octane thrills as the first three. Someone please put Bertolino on the screen!
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-read
“The clock is ticking.” IMO, those words describe what type of read this was!

This is the 4th book in the series but easily read as a stand alone. I have read 2 of the previous novels, BLOND CARGO and DEAD IS DEAD, which were exceptional.

Jack Bertolino is back and taking the reader on another heart pounding, dangerous journey!

John Lansing has a way with the written word that is fluid and detailed so that the reader can create vivid imagery. For me, it was like watching a movie in my mind. The kin
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r2
I haven't read the other books in the series, but I will! Action packed from start to finish and I had my nose in the book all day until I did finish it. ...more
Barbara Hawks
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Fourth Gunman.

This was a good book. At first I wasn't sure I would finish it, but as I was half way thru the book I just couldn't put it down. I hope you take the time and get passed the half way point you well enjoy it.
Another overall solid story by Mr Lansing.
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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

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