Michael adds another gripping story to an excellent series. Characters are portrayed realistically. Some act with motives of love and others out of revenge. We read of actions caring and of neglect, twisted people and over protective people. Tragedy arises from this mix and most of the characters fail to see the causes and to act to prevent the worst from happening. I was caught up in the mystery from the begging. It was very difficult to put this book down – Amazon Review
Someone close to legendary detective John Jordan is murdered, and now he is . . . OUT FOR BLOOD!
Lister’s sterling new novel featuring empathic chaplain-turned–sheriff’s investigator John Jordan finds Jordan nearing a turning point in his storied career.
His longtime boss and close friend, sheriff Reggie Summers has lost a reelection bid and has just weeks to go in her tenure—and Jordan’s not a fan of her successor. Meanwhile, he’s thrust into a high-profile case.
While investigating the brutal attack of two teenage girls, Ava Branch and Olivia Colvin, John Jordan uncovers the shocking secrets someone is willing to kill for, but he never suspects the killer’s next victim will be someone he cares about so much.
Can John solve not one but two baffling murders and protect those he loves?
“The inquiry takes multiple surprising and violent turns, including one that will shock series fans. The final reveals are brilliantly conceived and executed. This impressive blend of procedural and fair-play whodunit should win Lister new fans.” Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
Read OUT FOR BLOOD today and see why Michael Connelly calls Michael Lister a “master storyteller” and why Publisher’s Weekly says, “Lister expertly balances emotion and detection while doling out logical, gut-wrenching twists.”
About the Author
New York Times bestselling and award-winning crime novelist Michael Lister is a native Floridian best known for his acclaimed John Jordan “Blood” mystery thriller series.
#1 New York Times Bestseller Michael Connelly says that “Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction.” Publisher’s Weekly writes that “Lister gives fair clues for the surprise solution, thus combining a compelling account of his hero’s spiritual struggle with a top-notch whodunit.”
Michael grew up in North Florida near the Gulf of Mexico and the Apalachicola River in a small town world-famous for tupelo honey.
In the early 90s, Michael became the youngest chaplain within the Florida Department of Corrections. Then, for nearly a decade, he served as a contract, staff, and senior chaplain at three different facilities in the Panhandle of Florida. This unique experience inspired his first novel, 1997’s critically acclaimed POWER IN THE BLOOD. Michael’s books take readers through the electronically locked gates of the chain-link fences, beneath the looping razor wire glinting in the sun, and into the strange world of Potter Correctional Institution, Florida’s most brutal maximum-security prison.
Michael is also an inspirational speaker and musician, who with his wife, has the band Bliss Street.