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Distant Blood (Jordan Poteet Series #4)
     

Distant Blood (Jordan Poteet Series #4)

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by Jeff Abbott
 

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Blood runs cold--especially in this family.
Thanks to a newfound connection with his natural father, librarian Jordan Poteet is suddenly a member of a rich Texas dynasty. But a series of poison-pen letters warns him to stay away from the Goertz family reunion on a Gulf Coast island.
He soon wishes he had, because his new kinfolk--four generations of them--are

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Blood runs cold--especially in this family.
Thanks to a newfound connection with his natural father, librarian Jordan Poteet is suddenly a member of a rich Texas dynasty. But a series of poison-pen letters warns him to stay away from the Goertz family reunion on a Gulf Coast island.
He soon wishes he had, because his new kinfolk--four generations of them--are hiding secrets deep and dark enough to taint an entire bloodline. And an unexpected death makes it chillingly clear that the anonymous hate mail directed at Jordan isn't a joke. Ghosts of the violent past are walking. A murderer is on the move. And a terrible unfolding of tragedy has begun that will spare no one--not even Jordan himself. . . .


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Imagine Jordan Poteet's surprise when Bob Don Goertz-not the man he called "Daddy" for 30 years-turns out to be his father. In this fourth in the series that began with Do Unto Others, Jordy finds a passel of supremely dysfunctional new relatives disinclined to welcome their long-lost progeny. At the initial family dinner on aptly named Sangre Island off the Texas coast the patriarch's announcement that he is dying of brain cancer is followed by murders attempted and realized. After a strong start the story bogs down with Jordy's incessant soliloquies. Occasional zingers, a fine understanding of how relationships can suddenly change from godawful to wonderful, two exciting fights and some evocative descriptions barely hold their own against the heavy melodrama. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307555656
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/04/2009
Series:
Jordan Poteet Series , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
159,858
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

The winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute), Jeff Abbott is the bestselling author of more than 15 books and a three-time nominee for the Edgar award. A recurring theme in his fiction is the idea of extraordinary danger befalling ordinary people, who must then fight to return to their normal lives. His 2005 novel Panic is a great example of that. His novels have been bestsellers not just here, but also abroad.

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Distant Blood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was INCREDIBLE! I didn't expect much from this book...I was just going to take it along as a casual read on vacation...but I couldn't put it down! You feel as if you are there with the Poteets, on of them, trying to figure out what is so wrong! I can't wait till the next Jordan Poteet mystery! Be sure to read them in order: To Do Unto Others, Promises of Home, The Only Good Yankee, and then Distant Blood! They are awesome!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book !, but the ending is terrible ! Read yourself and find out why .