BLOOD CONTEST: A STORY OF POWER, SEX, AND MURDER
JERSEY MURDER SERIES — BOOK 1
AN EXCITING MURDER-MYSTERY THRILLER.
MURDER WAS JUST THE BEGINNING.
When the governor's son is murdered in front of his children on Christmas Day, Detective Pete Mueller is named a lead investigator of the brutal crime.
For Mueller, it's a plum assignment except for one thing – he's broken. Years after his service in Iraq, wartime horrors still haunt his nights. An idealist, he struggles to fit into the state police, but his commander wants him gone. And nothing is going right with his case.
The governor wants the murder solved now, but a baffling conspiracy blocks the investigation at every turn. Mueller's commander pushes him in a direction that seems wrong. Leaks to the media are sabotaging his work. More people are dying. And the murderer is now targeting the governor himself.
But when Mueller uncovers the destructive secret surrounding the murder, it's not the end. The killer doesn't want his secret exposed. He has tried to assassinate the governor. He won't stop at killing a detective.
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About the Author
P. K. Abbot writes character-rich thrillers. His Jersey Murder Series are exciting crime novels with very twisty endings. Before writing full time, he was a professional buyer, working in Europe and the United States. When his heart was defibrillated seven times in one day, he decided he needed to write. Today he writes and lives in southern New Jersey in the United States with his wife and dozens of imaginary characters.
To learn more about P. K. Abbot and his thrillers, please visit PKAbbot.com.