Blood on Blood

Blood on Blood

by Frank Zafiro, Jim Wilsky


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When half-brothers Mick and Jerzy Sawyer are summoned to their father’s prison deathbed, it isn’t for a tearful goodbye. The spiteful old man tells the two estranged brothers about an old diamond heist with outstanding loot, and sets them on a path of cooperation and competition to recover the jewels.

Jerzy is the quintessential career criminal, fresh out of a short bit and looking to get back into the action right away. Mick is the failed cop and tainted hero struggling to get by with a clean life that doesn’t seem to ever pay off. Both men see this score as their ticket out of Chicago.

Throw in the mysterious, blonde Ania, and Blood on Blood is hard-boiled Hardy Boys meets Cain and Abel. Jerzy and Mick battle each other for all of it—the diamonds, the girl, and survival—and nothing else matters…not even blood.

Praise for BLOOD ON BLOOD:

“So hard-boiled I’m still sweating from the steam! A hell of a good story told by a pair of aces, guaranteed to jump-start your heart from the very first word. Add this to your reading list for sure!” —Shane Gericke, bestselling author of Torn Apart

“Veteran Frank Zafiro and debut Jim Wilsky have teamed up to deliver a stunning punch to the head. Tightly plotted and perfectly executed, Blood on Blood grabs your attention like a shot of Belvedere and a beautiful blonde. If you like your fiction boiled hard, don’t pass this one up.” —Al Leverone, author of The Lonely Mile

Blood on Blood is a straight shot of raw, fiery, undiluted noir. Dangerous dudes and even more dangerous dames conspire, connive, and collide with deadly results in a bare-bones, no-nonsense thriller that takes no prisoners. A definite must-read for those who take their crime fiction strong and dark.” —JD Rhoades, author of Breaking Cover, Lawyers Guns & Money, and the Jack Keller series

“Dark and nasty good. I haven’t had this much fun reading about two brothers since Cain and Abel.” —Brad Parks, Shamus Award and Nero Award-winning author of The Girl Next Door

“Blood on Blood is an intense and truly addictive thriller that captures you immediately and holds you bound until the last page. A fast paced, absorbing crime novel, with characters who still linger darkly on the edge of my thoughts.” —Julia Madeleine, author of The Truth About Scarlet Rose

“Written in gritty, hard-hitting prose with wit and suspenseful twists and turns aplenty, Blood on Blood is a down and dirty ‘must read’ that harkens to the classics of hardboiled crime fiction and noir.” —Debbi Mack, author of Identity Crisis, Least Wanted, and Riptide

“Just when you thought you’d seen and re-seen every possible crime plot, along comes Blood on Blood—a tale of two estranged brothers, one an ex-cop and one an ex-con, forced to work together to find a stash of diamonds stolen long ago by their late father. Zafiro and Wilsky have put together a fast-moving, authentic thriller, complete with witty dialogue and characters who seem real enough to touch. A beautifully written book, with stunning plot twists throughout. You’ll love it!” —John M. Floyd, award-winning author of Midnight and Clockwork

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946502711
Publisher: Down & Out Books II, LLC
Publication date: 04/30/2018
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

Frank Zafiro has served in the military and is currently a police officer in Washington State. His short stories have appeared in numerous online and print magazines as well as a dozen anthologies. He is a three time finalist for the Derringer Award. He has written numerous novels, most of them crime fiction, including the River City series. You can find out more about him at

Jim Wilsky was born and raised in the Midwest. He is a central Illinois native, who's had a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling. His short story work has appeared in some of the most highly respected online magazines like Beat To A Pulp, Yellow Mama, Shotgun Honey, Rose & Thorn Journal, All Due Respect, Pulp Metal, Plots With Guns, Mystercial-E, Midwest Literary Magazine, A Twist of Noir and others. Blood on Blood is his first novel.

Both Frank Zafiro and Jim Wilsky share events on their blog at

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Blood on Blood 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Complicated story old as time but fresh today. Family makes you and makes you crazy. Plots twist and turn, is what you know the truth, or a view of the truth?
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