In the spring of 2077, Jack Stephens, a senior homicide detective and twenty-nine-year veteran of the Richmond Police Department, was looking forward to retirement in a few short months. Unfortunately, a series of grisly murders appear destined to shatter Jack’s plans.
Night after night, young women are brutally murdered, each death more horrific than the last. If the injuries inflicted on the women weren’t bad enough, the only evidence left by the killer are religious symbols painted throughout each crime scene with the victim’s blood. Decades ago, the religious symbols would not have seemed weird, but the government outlawed public displays of religion before Jack was born.
In Blood Power, R. A. Davidson details Jack’s race against time to stop the murders. Jack’s only hope is to learn the significance of the ancient religious symbols and determine how they can lead to the killer.
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How does a homicide detective solve a murder when the foundations of truth have been removed from society? That is the question readers of Blood Power will be asking. Set in the not too distant future, Blood Power is a compelling story about veteran detective Jack Stephens who, nearing retirement; is tasked with a grisly case that will lead him to explore the total depravity of man, outlawed beliefs, and possibly much more. The story is absorbing, as it builds in intensity with each chapter. Having spent nearly twenty years in law enforcement, the author’s knowledge of the subject matter is evident on each page, and yet he relates the content in a manner which is readable and understandable. In the copy I received, there were a few proof reading errors (one sentence left out a word, and in another instance a sentence was repeated), but over-all the story was addictive and excellent, and left me longing for the sequel.