4.6 out of 5 stars
41 global ratings.The first two thrillers by Pulitzer nominee Lawrence De Maria, which started the Jake Scarne phenomenon (RE-EDITED).
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“IF YOU LIKE HARD-BOILED ACTION, MEMORABLE VILLAINS AND TWISTY PLOTS, THE JAKE SCARNE THRILLERS NEVER DISAPPOINT!” (John Crudele, New York Post); “A LAWRENCE DE MARIA TITLE GIVES YOU MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK THAN JUST ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE BOOK MARKETPLACE TODAY.” (Florida Weekly); “A MASTER OF THRILLER DIALOGUE.” (Washington Independent Review of Books); “WHILE DE MARIA MAY HAVE BEEN AN AWARD-WINNING FINANCIAL REPORTER, HE'S AN AWFULLY GOOD FICTION WRITER AS WELL.” (Naples Daily News)
SOUND OF BLOOD
Bodies pile up from coast to coast as a private investigator probes a reporter’s grisly death. Uncovering a web of murder, sex, fraud and political corruption, Jake Scarne makes the mistake of falling in love with the beautiful, amoral woman who is the power behind the throne of a rogue billionaire. Together, the lovers set off a chain reaction of revenge that puts them in the crosshairs of brutal mobsters.
“Real women, real villains and real heroes make Lawrence De Maria’s SOUND OF BLOOD a terrific read.” (JANET EVANOVICH); “Fast, funny and furious, featuring a femme fatale for the ages and a shocking ending, SOUND OF BLOOD is as good a financial thriller as you can find in today’s fiction.” (John Crudele, NEW YORK POST); “SOUND OF BLOOD is a rollicking good adventure mystery with all the essential ingredients: an intrepid private eye, bizarre murders, international intrigue, missing documents, gorgeous women and slippery financial dealings.” (WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS)
Even powerful mobsters are expendable to a financial mastermind who hides in plain sight among New York’s power elite, scheming with a foreign power. But in pursuing his deranged dream, the man has made a fatal mistake. There are some people, on both sides of the law, who want him to pay for killing a young girl. Haunted by his last case and seeking redemption, Jake Scarne is one of them.
"Jake Scarne is back and author Lawrence De Maria has concocted another one of his potent mixtures of mystery, murder, finance and corruption in an entertaining tale involving the brutal rape and murder of a teenage girl, a shadowy real estate magnate and an indomitable private eye with gourmet tastes." (Darrell Delamaide, USA Today Columnist)