A Blood Thing

A Blood Thing

Never trust a blackmailer.

Vermont’s promising young governor, Andrew Kane, is at another public meet-and-greet when a stranger from the crowd slips him a cell phone and whispers, “Keep this with you…keep it secret…you’re going to need it after the arrest.”

Hours later, Andrew’s brother, Tyler, is taken into custody—framed for the brutal murder of a young woman—and Andrew discovers there is only one way to free him: answer the mysterious phone and agree to a blackmailer’s demands. All the governor has to do to make it all go away is compromise everything he stands for and grant a full pardon to a convicted felon. With no better option, he complies. Which is his first mistake…because the stranger isn’t through with him. He has another little condition. Then another. And another. And Andrew has no choice but to play along until he can find a way out of this personal and political nightmare. But he isn’t prepared for what he will face, or how far he will have to go to save his brother and keep his family together.

Title:A Blood Thing
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781503900363
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About James Hankins

USA Today bestselling author James Hankins's newest novel of suspense, A BLOOD THING, came out on June 5, 2018. Each of his previous thrillers (including THE PRETTIEST ONE, SHADY CROSS, BROTHERS AND BONES, and more) spent time in the Kindle Top 100 and became Amazon #1 bestsellers, while THE PRETTIEST ONE reached #1 across all categories in the Kindle Store. SHADY CROSS received a coveted starred


    A Blood Thing Reviews

  • Malina Skrobosinski

    James Hankins will always hold a special place inside my heart, because if it wasn't for him, I probably wouldn't have found my way back to reading. It was his novel The Prettiest One that made me fal...

  • Bernadette

    4.5 Suspenseful Stars. Would you compromise your ethics to help someone you love? Could you go against everything you stand for to right a wrong? Break the law? These are some of the questions facing ...

  • Amy

    How far would YOU go to protect your family, your dearest loved ones? Many novels may ask this question, but Hankins provides a slightly new spin on this age old question by adding in some political i...

  • Judy Collins

    From the bestselling author of The Inside Dark, The Prettiest One, and Shady Cross —comes his most influential book yet, A BLOOD THING. A riveting emotional and character-driven political susp...

  • Mandy White

    Well, that was good! James Hankins has written a fantastic thriller, that had me hanging off every page..How far would you go to save your family? Govenor Andrew Kane is handed a phone and told to hol...

  • Pat

    I really didn't know what to expect from this and was kind of hoping it wouldn't be some psychotic fruitcake revelling in bloody body parts. Thankfully that wasn't it at all. This was a story about re...

  • Anya

    I read most books from James Hankins and I can say it only gets better with every new story. I'm not so much into political thrillers, blackmailing etc., but I choosed this one because I knew the auth...

  • Janelle

    Thank you so very much to Amazon Publishing for my free copy of A BLOOD THING by James Hankins - all opinions are my own.This book had be hooked from start to finish with some very tense and intense s...

  • Rebecca

    Vermont Governor (Andrew Kane) is blackmailed into saving his brother (Tyler), who is being framed for murder.Even though Governor Kane ran and won his campaign by speaking out against corruption in t...

  • Ashley Smith

    I received an ARC for an honest review:A blood thing an exciting and gripping book that will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one till the last page is read. Tyler the mentally challenged b...