By Ben Sanders
In Ben Sanders's American Blood, a former undercover cop now in witness safeguard unearths himself pulled into the quest for a lacking girl; movie rights bought to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper connected to famous person and produce.
After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade resides in witness safety in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's directions are to maintain a low profile: the mob wishes him lifeless, and a freelance killer often called the Dallas guy has been employed to trace him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs dedicated in the course of his undercover paintings, and looking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a neighborhood lady named Alyce Ray.
Members of a drug ring appear to carry clues to Ray's whereabouts, yet searching traffickers isn't any quiet job. observe of Marshall's efforts spreads, and shortly the worst components of his former existence, together with the Dallas guy, are coming for him.
Written by means of a emerging New Zealand megastar who has been defined as "first rate," this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the panorama of No state for outdated males.
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