Big City, Bad Blood: A Novel
A disillusioned newspaper reporter turned private detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't trying to save the world. He just wants to do an honest job, and do it well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most powerful and corrupt, Ray's odds for survival make for a sucker's bet. . . .
While working on a movie in Chicago, Hollywood locations manager Bob Loniski saw something he shouldn't have. Now he's a prosecution witness against a suspected member of the Chicago Outfit. Petrified, he comes to Ray for protection. Ray's mob contacts insist that they have no interest in Loniski, so he takes the bodyguard gig.
Then people start dying and everything goes to hell.
Ray's investigation leads to a stash of blackmail files involving the sex trade, Washington political corruption, and a deadly power struggle among Chicago's organized crime bosses—setting the FBI, the Chicago police, and the mob on his tail. He now holds evidence against top-ranking cops and politicians . . . but with the line between good and bad blurring, he doesn't know who he can trust.
If he does the right thing, Ray is sure to die. But if he doesn't, how can he live with himself?
From the back alleys of Chicago to the man-sions of Beverly Hills to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., Sean Chercover's Big City, Bad Blood propels readers relentlessly forward on a bullet-fast, adrenaline-pumping ride they will not soon forget.
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Best crime novel I've read in a long time.User Review - Anonymous - Borders
Pros: Fast-paced, suspenseful, complex hero, great writing. Cons: Waiting for the next book... THANK YOU to the Borders bookseller who recommended Big City, Bad Blood. An outstanding P.I. thriller ... Read full review
Smooth and captivatingUser Review - MMenzel - Borders
This book reads smoothly and is captivating as if written by a seasoned author and is extremely impressive as a debut novel. Sean Chercover’s experience as a private investigator in the heart of ... Read full review