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Blood Betrayal [NOOK Book]

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WHAT DROVE HIM OVER THE EDGE...

WAS HIS YOUNG SON’S TRAGIC DEATH on a family hunting trip near his brother’s Boonville home, in the Northern California Coastal Range. Hunting accident... animal attack... mistaken identity... or was the innocent boy simply the first victim of his father’s murderous rampage?

To the small-town sheriff, it doesn’t really matter. Three close ...
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Overview

WHAT DROVE HIM OVER THE EDGE...

WAS HIS YOUNG SON’S TRAGIC DEATH on a family hunting trip near his brother’s Boonville home, in the Northern California Coastal Range. Hunting accident... animal attack... mistaken identity... or was the innocent boy simply the first victim of his father’s murderous rampage?

To the small-town sheriff, it doesn’t really matter. Three close friends of his — all federal rangers — are also dead. If Dimitri Magnussen killed his own son, too, the autopsy should make that clear. In the meantime, every available sheriff’s department and FBI resource will be trying to put the pieces together, before he kills again. Dimitri’s always had problems — a nasty temperament and an affinity to violence — but combine that with post-traumatic stress disorder after seven years in the Special Forces,and who knows what more he’s capable of. With the unwitting help of Dimitri’s wife, his former commanding officer in the SAS, his estranged parents, and his brother, Wolf — they’ll soon see there’s a whole lot more to this story than meets the eye. Too bad, not everyone will live to tell the tale. It’s a web of deceit, and a story of betrayal forged in the worst possible way... by their own blood.
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Editorial Reviews

Margaret Lane
Murder just adds more problems to one's already problem riddled life. "Blood Betrayal" tells the story of Dimitri
Magnussen, a disturbed man wanted for murder. A sheriff out to find the killer of his friends believes Dimitri is the
one responsible, and along the way the truth only becomes more and more muddled. A riveting story of human
nature, and the cloud of innocence and guilt, "Blood Betrayal" is a very recommended read that shouldn't be ignored.
Midwest Book Review - Margaret Lane
Murder just adds more problems to one's already problem riddled life. "Blood Betrayal" tells the story of Dimitri
Magnussen, a disturbed man wanted for murder. A sheriff out to find the killer of his friends believes Dimitri is the one responsible, and along the way the truth only becomes more and more muddled. A riveting story of human nature, and the cloud of innocence and guilt, "Blood Betrayal" is a very recommended read that shouldn't be ignored.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011859113
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Series: Wolf Magnussen Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 281
  • Sales rank: 613,329
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Thompson was raised on a working Quarter
horse ranch in Placerville, CA; not far from the
setting of this novel. He is a US Navy Seabee and
Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, former Close
Quarters Combat Instructor, and avid hunter. His
experience outdoors, with the military, and
particularly, CQC, is evident in the graphic details
of this nail-biting thriller. Currently, Mike is working
on the next two novels of the Wolf Magnussen
series, TRUST NO ONE and SKELETONS, at his home
office in Lake Elsinore, California.
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  • Posted December 2, 2009

    Gripping Suspense Novel That Will Keep You Guessing

    There are certain elements that, for me, create an especially compelling piece of dramatic fiction. If the book features episodes of violence or fear that are just as powerful for their psychological effect as they are for the acts themselves, I'm going to be drawn to the story. I have a great appreciation for writing that really explores what is occurring in a person's mind, no matter how twisted. When this complicated sense of terror is found within the context of family relationships, the plot becomes even more captivating. First-time author Mike Thompson captures both of these features with his gripping new release Blood Betrayal.

    Blood Betrayal details the story of Dimitri Magnussen, a veteran who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following seven years in the Special Forces, and the murder spree that he embarks upon while on a family hunting trip with his brother and son. As the story unfolds through the eyes of his brother Wolf, the progression of Dimtri's violent rage and his terrifying crimes makes him into a character with seemingly no conscience or hesitation to spill blood. However, revelations that are left unknown to the reader until the closing chapters of the book will complicate the situation and, at least for this reader, create an uncomfortable sense of ambiguity.

    Mike Thompson does a wonderful job of using language to create a dark and suspenseful environment. As I turned each page of Blood Betrayal, I began to sense each dark corner and mysterious noise that existed in the comfort of my home. Even when the mood is a frightening one, I love getting lost in a book that transplants me into every emotion and experience in the story. From the terror that Wolf feels when he does not know who or what is stalking him in the mountains to the climatic moments during which Dmitri becomes the hunted and shocking family secrets are revealed, Thompson makes sure that every word contributes to the growing suspense.

    I believe the impact of Blood Betrayal was multiplied for me by the current events that we see on the news every evening. The record number of PTSD cases stemming from the military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq has made many Americans more aware of this frightening reality. It is apparent that Thompson uses his own experience as a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and as a Close Quarters Combat instructor to develop the characters in this book and that makes their personalities even more riveting. While the character of Dmitri Magnussen is certainly an extreme case, I know that shedding light on this emotional topic will continue to be important for years to come.

    With Blood Betrayal, Mike Thompson has crafted a novel that will attract fans of suspense and those who appreciate the successful efforts of the author to bring his own expertise into a fictional format. The plot is unique and undoubtedly will have the readers guessing until the very last page, with a conclusion that warranted an audible gasp from me as I sat alone in my living room. On the back cover of his book, Thompson shares that Blood Betrayal is just the first release in the Wolf Magnussen series and I look forward to discovering what Thompson has in store for us next.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Twisted

    I had a hard time putting this well-told story down. Compelling, suspenseful and disturbing. Dedicated to military veterans, and written for another good cause too - preventing child abuse. I can't wait for this new authors next work!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    wow

    I couldn't put this one down. The plot was well set from the first pages, well defined characters without the surplus many new writers use to fill pages. Not the typical who dun it of todays mysteries, yet filled with action and suspense. I highly recommend! A great read. Looking forward to the next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2009

    Killer Tale!

    Classic....can't wait for the next one in the series! Truly a Killer Tale!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 16, 2009

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    GOOD MYSTERY

    Very suspenseful, and I never figured out what was gonna happen. By the time I did know what was going on and thought it was over, I realized I only knew half the story in the last couple pages. Fun and easy read. Very exciting, but emotional and touching too. Pretty wicked psychological drama.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2009

    Great Book...Fun and Exciting

    This was a great book, fast paced, lots of action, interesting dialouges. You'll love this book, a great book at a great price. Looking forward to the second installment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2009

    Loved it!

    Finally, suspense that's not boring!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2009

    Awesome!!

    Totally original story. Great suspense and surprises!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    Contains "The Hunt"

    "Blood Betrayal's" cover shows, but contains a book entitled "The Hunt."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

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    And you think your family is messed up?

    The main character, Wolf, sounds like a "good 'ole boy" as he tells his story. I can almost see him standing around a burning fire with a bunch of his buddies, telling his tale. For the first few chapters, I felt like he was talking directly to me. Then it just sort of fizzled out toward the end, almost like the author was bored with it and just wanted to wrap it up. Still a good read. Look forward to the sequels.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    This was written by a guy I went to high school with and not a book I would have picked out of a line up, but I am very glad I had the opportunity to read it after seeing him talk about it on Facebook. The book has you wondering from the first few pages and even when you think all the questions are answered, another twist is right around the corner. After reading the preview at the end for the next book, I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for Wolf! This will be a series I will keep up with. Keep em comin Mike!

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    I COULD NOT GET ANF FURTHER THAN CHAP 8. TEDIOUS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2010

    Loved it!

    I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. The plot is totally intense and unlike anything I've heard, seen, or read before. It's almost so crazy you'd think it was a true story. The story telling is so natural and flowing it's like the author is talking to you. Really unique! I miss the characters already and can't wait to read the next one...

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    GREAT SUSPENSE NOVEL!!!

    Besides being filled with major and minor characters that are intriguing, complicated, interesting and vulnerable, this book take you through so many turns that you want to re-read it with your new perspective after you've uncovered new truths. Full of humor and a first-hand knowledge of combat and military strategy and language, this story takes you through a surprising and suspense-filled journey to uncover one family's darkest buried skeleton. I hope to see a lot more from this author. This book was a lot of fun to read!

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