Distant Blood

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Ballantine Books, 1996 - Fiction - 352 pages
6 Reviews
Blood runs cold--especially in this family. Thanks to a newfound connection with his natural father, librarian Jordan Poteet is suddenly a member of a rich Texas dynasty. But a series of poison-pen letters warns him to stay away from the Goertz family reunion on a Gulf Coast island. He soon wishes he had, because his new kinfolk--four generations of them--are hiding secrets deep and dark enough to taint an entire bloodline. And an unexpected death makes it chillingly clear that the anonymous hate mail directed at Jordan isn't a joke. Ghosts of the violent past are walking. A murderer is on the move. And a terrible unfolding of tragedy has begun that will spare no one--not even Jordan himself. . . . From the Paperback edition.
  

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Review: Distant Blood (Jordan Poteet #4)

User Review  - John Koshak - Goodreads

Blood runs cold--especially in this family. Thanks to a newfound connection with his natural father, librarian Jordan Poteet is suddenly a member of a rich Texas dynasty. But a series of poison-pen ... Read full review

Review: Distant Blood (Jordan Poteet #4)

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

The dismal, gory end to the Jordan Poteet Mystery Series. Jordan goes to an island reunion hosted by his new dad's family. They are a very messed up bunch. In the end, his girlfriend is poisoned and ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
36
Section 3
45
Section 4
58
Section 5
94
Section 6
126
Section 7
140
Section 8
174
Section 10
222
Section 11
235
Section 12
260
Section 13
293
Section 14
335
Section 15
336
Section 16
337
Copyright

Section 9
190

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About the author (1996)

Jeff Abbott (born 1963) is a U.S. suspense novelist. He has a degree in History and English from Rice University. He lives in Austin, Texas. His early novels were traditional detective fiction but in recent years he has turned to writing thriller fiction. His novels include: Do Unto Others (1994) -- winner of the Agatha Award and the Macavity Award (given by Mystery Readers International) for Best First Novel; Black Jack Point (2002), nominated for the Edgar Award (given by Mystery Writers of America) and for the Anthony Award and for the Barry Award; Cut and Run (2003), nominated for the Edgar Award; Panic (2005), nominated for the Thriller Award (given by the International Thriller Writers); and Trust Me (2009). His novel, Panic, has been optioned for film by The Weinstein Company and is in development. His novel, Collision, has been optioned for film by Twentieth Century Fox.

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