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Blood Game: A Jock Boucher Thriller
     

Blood Game: A Jock Boucher Thriller

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by David Lyons
 

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Louisiana Federal District Judge Jock Boucher returns in the second installment of this intriguing new thriller series by David Lyons.

LOUISIANA FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE JOCK BOUCHER RETURNS IN THE SECOND INSTA LLMENT OF THIS HIGH-OCTANE THRILLER SERIES BY DAVID LYONS.

Having killed two men with his bare hands, federal judge Jock Boucher

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Louisiana Federal District Judge Jock Boucher returns in the second installment of this intriguing new thriller series by David Lyons.

LOUISIANA FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE JOCK BOUCHER RETURNS IN THE SECOND INSTA LLMENT OF THIS HIGH-OCTANE THRILLER SERIES BY DAVID LYONS.

Having killed two men with his bare hands, federal judge Jock Boucher feels he’s unfit for his post on the bench. But when the president sends a fighter jet to whisk the renegade Cajun from a Mexican vacation to the White House to convince him otherwise, Boucher agrees to stay on. Trouble follows him, though, and on the night of his return to his home in the French Quarter, he is accosted by an armed street thug. Boucher defends himself. His attacker ends up dead.

With the body count rising around him—despite all his best efforts—Boucher and his friend Detective Fitch of the New Orleans Police Department discover that the would-be bandit has put them on the trail of an illegal arms ring. Weapons are being trafficked to foreign criminal insurgents whose violent rampage across northern Mexico is blocking the development of one of the world’s largest energy fields, and powerful U.S. interests are determined to dislodge them by any means possible. Faced with the daunting possibility of hostilities with our neighbor to the south, Boucher must find a way to avert armed conflict on a scale he never imagined possible . . . while placing himself in mortal danger.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Early in Lyons’s superior sequel to 2012’s Ice Fire, federal judge Jock Boucher returns home from a meeting with the U.S. president in Washington, D.C., to post-Katrina New Orleans, where he’s confronted by a mugger in the French Quarter. Skilled in the martial arts, Boucher fights back and inadvertently kills the man. Det. Roscoe Finch informs Boucher during their next day’s fishing trip that the mugger’s gun was a Soviet model that fires armor-piercing bullets. Later, they recover the body of a man floating near their boat who they learn worked for one of Louisiana’s major industries—a company that’s owned by Boucher’s fellow French Quarter resident Ray Dumont. After Dumont’s maid is killed by her boyfriend, Fitch investigates, discovering that cop-killing bullets identical to the ones in the mugger’s gun were used. Boucher soon finds himself in the midst of a possible conspiracy involving arms dealers, drug runners, and a small group of individuals trying to set off a major international incident. A strong protagonist, unexpected plot twists, and smart dialogue make this a winner. (Aug.)
Kirkus Reviews
Jock Boucher, the Cajun federal judge–turned–unlikely action hero, returns for his second life-threatening adventure: investigating the smuggling of arms across the Mexican border by superpowerful New Orleans industrialist Ray Dumont. In Ice Fire (2012), the first installment in Lyons' series, Jock saved the world from an insidious plot by strangling two bad guys with his bare hands. Now, shaken by his propensity for killing people, he has decided to leave the bench. Then the president summons him to Washington for a personal talking-to. Temporarily relieved of trying cases, the well-off Jock is assigned to seek out and help victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But after he and his police detective buddy Fitch discover a floating body during a fishing outing and Jock is threatened on the street by a gunman he kills with one punch, the judge goes into investigative mode--once again putting himself at mortal risk by looking into Dumont's ties to Mexican terrorists and a brewing conflict over Mexican oil and gas deposits. Dumont, hoping to get a federal judge in his stable, sidles up to Boucher socially, charming him and widower Jock's brilliant, beautiful, Mumbai-born girlfriend, Malika, at his casino. Jock draws unlikely support from a down-and-out shrimper whom he bullies into cleaning up his act. The narrative is peppered with minilessons on past conflicts between the U.S. and Mexico and tourist-guide–like commentary on New Orleans culture, cuisine and physical landmarks (Jock lives in a historical house). Though not as winning or involving as Ice Fire, this is a solid, engaging thriller with a protagonist cut from a different cloth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451629347
Publisher:
Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Series:
Jock Boucher Series , #2
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
645,848
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

David Lyons was born in England, but he was raised and educated in the U.S. and abroad. After obtaining his license to practice law, David pursued advanced studies in international law and worked in Paris, France. He is currently at work on his next novel.

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Blood Game (Jock Boucher Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this mystery in new Orleans setting. Love Nawlins. Been some places mentioned in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Begins to stalk the rabbit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watched.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened? Why is res 1 abandond?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blood attack res six
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Came in, ble<_>eding...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Padded in and looked around.
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Pads in
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"Hey all! I is back!"
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He padded in, tail lashing. "So. What happened while I was gone?" She purred, looking for any of her kits... <p> Storm followed, letting lightless talk. He sat nearby a tree stump and watched. <p> Outkit jumped in from above, landing and smiling, looking for familiar cats.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Pads to res4.
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Blueclaws/Suneagle
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Shardkits locked out-nitestar
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Sat
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Gives stealthshadow poppyseeds and presses cobwebs onto the wound keeping the wound from bleeding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nods to nite, gtg. Bbl
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Metal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dragon glew in, her dull but bright, diamond-hard scales shimmering as she hovered many feet in the air, yet her voice boomed around the area they resided. "CRUEL TRIBE OF THE FELINE!! IT IS I! PYM THE BROKEN! I AM MERCILLESS WHEN I FIGHT AND NOTHING HAS BEATEN ME YET! YOU ARE AN EVIL CLAN! AND I DESPISE EVIL WHEN I SEE IT! YOU ARE TO PUNISHED BY I, PYM! I WILL GIVE YOU TIME TO PREPARE! THE ATTACK WILL COME UNEXPECTEDLY! BE WARNED, FELINE CLAN OF SHED BLOOD!!" The dragon flew high, dissapearing into the clouds and blue sky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello again, Bloodclan. Remember me? He snarls. Your 'deputy?'
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