“Another page-turner brimming with authentic Washington, D.C., detail and distinctive, engaging characters.” Library Journal
A Joe DeMarco Thriller
978-0-8021-4607-6 • $15.00 • Paperback • June 2013
“I love Joe DeMarco. . . . These are wonderful. I think they’re inventive, nicely detailed, just a treat to read.” Nancy Pearl
"A what-happens-next, edge-of-your-seat thriller, told with the author’s clear prose and storytelling skills . . . A very ambitious book and I’m hopeful it will be the one that propels him into best-sellerdom. He certainly deserves it.” George Easter, Deadly Pleasures
In House Blood, fixer Joe DeMarco finds himself in a particularly lethal situation as he goes up against a ruthless pharmaceutical company with a terrifying agenda. Orson Mulray, CEO of Mulray Pharma, has discovered a drug that could prevent a previously incurable disease and make him billions of dollars. But the drug needs to be tested on humans to prove its efficacy, and Mulray needs more than blood sampleshe needs autopsy results.
In naïve Lizzie Warwick, Mulray finds a solution. Warwick provides relief to victims of wars and natural disasters: perfect test subjects. But Warwick’s D.C. lobbyist discovers what Mulray is doing, and so Mulray has the lobbyist killed and frames his partner, Brian Kincaid, for murder.
When DeMarco is put on the case two years later, he doesn’t expect to free Kinkaidmuch less to become the target of two of the most callous killers he and his friend Emma have ever encountered.