Never trust a blackmailer.Vermonts 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 youkeep it secretyoure going to need it after the arrest.Hours later, Andrews brother, Tyler, is taken into custodyframed for the brutal murder of a young womanand Andrew discovers there is only one way to free him: answer the mysterious phone and agree to a blackmailers 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 mistakebecause the stranger isnt 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 isnt prepared for what he will face, or how far he will have to go to save his brother and keep his family together....
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A Blood Thing Reviews
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 intrigue and corruption as well as some domestic suspense making for a tense read that had me hooked.
This follows the Kane family as they deal with a manipulative and highly intelligent blackmailer who is intent on wreacking havoc on every single one of them. This is a family of prominence and wealth ...more
‘Never trust a blackmailer’
Massachusetts author James Hankins is not only a movie star handsome man he is also a highly successful and honored writer. In addition to these skills he has been active as a lawyer (receiving his degree from University of Connecticut School of Law), was in health administration and embraced screenwriting. Attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he received the Chris Columbus Screenwriting Award. His six (to date) published books - SHADY CROSS, BROTHERS AND BONES, J ...more
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 suspense thriller which tests the limits of how far a person will go to protect his family and those he loves.
Meet the Kane family.
Vermont Governor Andrew Kane — the youngest person to be elected governor in Vermont’s history—age thirty-two. His father and grandfather were respected senators and a grea ...more
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 author is good so it was ok to risk reading something a little outside my usual genre. I don't regret it.
The journey was very intense, I was so angry at the blackmailer I wanted to junp inside the book to kick him for good! The writing style is superb and the characterization is perfect, even Tyler, the ...more
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 fall in love with books all over again. One could say he's even created a monster. With that said, that speaks highly of James Hankins as an author and writer, that he could pull someone out of such a deep, deep funk. That is why, to this day, he remains one of my favorite authors.
With A Blood Thing, ...more
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How far would you go to save a member of your family? Andrew Kane, the governor of Vermont is handed a phone during a routine public appearance and told to hold onto it until the arrest. Then his youngest brother Tyler is arrested for the murder of a young lady that he was seen with previously. Andrew and his other brother Henry get a call on the mystery phone admitted to framing Tyler ...more
I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't stop reading it. I have been trying to find words to describe it. Maybe these words could describe it: remarkable, fascinating, wonderful, thrilling, suspenseful, superb. No, these words don't do the book justice. The words in "A Blood Thing" go far deeper than any words in the dictionary. Every chapter was meticulously written so well that I was able to follow every situation without having to go back and reread anything. I did not for see any of the eve ...more
From the very first page I was hooked. A murder and then blackmail. At times I wanted to scream at the characters, what are you doing? Knowing that their actions would unleash more harm to them. The blackmailer thought of everything. I just had to read to find out how the plot unfolded.