When four murders take place in the DC area, it’s nothing unusual—at first—until a conscientious homicide cop decides it is unusual because the four victims were all cops. He asks retired DC homicide detective Marty Singer to work unofficially to find out what’s going on.
Blueblood by Matthew Iden is an edge of the seat thrill to read as Singer finds himself hip deep in a race against time to find the killer before more cops die at his hand. Clues begin to pile up almost as fast as the bodies as Singer battles an indifferent bureaucracy and a blood thirsty Salvadorian hit man, only to discover that there’s more than one killer on the loose.
Edgy dialogue and non-stop action mark this extremely well-written thriller. The only fault I could find was the author identifying a cop named Rhee as Vietnamese. Rhee is a Korean name—but, that one small glitch doesn’t mar a topline novel of good versus evil, and the tale of one man who doesn’t quit until he has all the answers.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my review. It’s been in my queue for a long time, and shame on me that it took me so long to get around to it—but, it was well worth the wait. I give it four stars.