Saturday, March 02, 2013

Blood Money by Doug Richardson

My thoughts
All he wanted to do was steal a refrigerator trailer with frozen blood, deliver it and come out a million dollars richer. But instead, Beemer is nervous and kills three people at an accident scene and ends up being chased by the bother of one of his victims.

This novel starts out running and the thrills do not stop. Richardson has written a faced-paced thriller filled with colorful characters that have no redeeming qualities. It was a fun read and keep me engaged, but didn’t leave a lasting impression.

Book Description
Disillusioned former Marine Greg Beem's plan seems simple enough: steal a refrigerated tractor trailer loaded with frozen blood product; drive the pirated cargo from Reno, Nevada to the Port of Long Beach under cover of night; collect a million dollars. However like so many things in Beemer's life, not everything goes as expected. When a luxury SUV, driven by intoxicated, underage Hollywood starlet Pepper Ellis, spins out of control, Beemer's plans get swept up in the fiery wreckage that leaves three dead. An agenda-loaded cast of characters are unwittingly thrust together including Lucky Dey, a loose cannon sheriff's deputy out for revenge, Lilly Zoller, an ambitious federal attorney determined to turn any opportunity into her own personal spotlight, Rey Palomino, a morally-challenged pool builder looking for a quick and easy way out of crushing debt, and Lydia "Gonzo" Gonzales, an LAPD detective and single mom just trying to survive her dangerous new partner. Throw in some unwitting feds, a knee-breaking private detective, the powerful mogul demanding justice for his dead daughter, and Beemer's own "inner idiot" and buckle up for an explosive and unpredictable yarn.

Disclosure: I received this book for review from the publisher. I received no compensation for my thoughts.

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