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. As 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.
Blood Contest (Jersey Murder Series Book 1)
by P. K. Abbot
Blood Contest is an excellent start to a new series. I read it whilst on holiday in the Isle of Wight, last week, and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Detective Pete Mueller finds himself investigating the murder of the governor’s son. He was killed in front of his two young daughters on Christmas Day. I can’t even imagine the trauma that would cause the family, the daughters especially. The girls identify a woman, but the evidence points elsewhere. The truth, as it is revealed, is both shocking and sad.
This is a fast paced read with many a twist and turn. Interesting characters and an intriguing plot made it difficult to put down.
I have pre-ordered book 2.
Currently FREE on Kindle
(Correct at time of posting – 5th August 2022 – not sure how long it will be free for)