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Power in the Blood

#1, John Jordan Mysteries

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From New York Times Bestselling author Michael Lister 

Newly Revised with an Introduction by Michael Connelly 

Was it murder, accident, or suicide? A baffling case. A brilliant detective. An introduction to an insightful, sympathetic, spiritual, and utterly unique investigator. John Jordan is a cop in a clerical collar haunted by his past—a man of mercy who also thirsts for justice.

"Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction. It crackles with tension and authenticity." Michael Connelly

The first novel in the popular, award-winning, and critically-acclaimed John Jordan mystery series.

˃˃˃ POWER IN THE BLOOD a John Jordan novel from award-winning and bestselling author Michael Lister

Witness the series Florida Weekly calls “a treasure of contemporary literature--suspenseful, provocative, and unsettling,” and bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming says is “one of the most ambitious and unusual crime fiction series going. See what crime fiction is capable of.”

In POWER IN THE BLOOD, ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly did he witness? Murder, accident, or suicide? Jordan discovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no act goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar. He soon finds his reputation, his career, and even his life are at stake.

"Another great ride with a very assured driver behind the wheel." Michael Connelly

Offering up both the sacred as well as the profane, POWER IN THE BLOOD is a thoughtful thriller and a suspenseful mystery you won’t want to miss!

"Eerie, cinematic, finely-wrought, unflinching, suspenseful, complex, and original, POWER IN THE BLOOD is a page-turner with a soul." Lisa Unger

If you love exciting, gritty, thoughtful mysteries, don't miss Michael Lister's POWER IN THE BLOOD.

˃˃˃ The John Jordan series in order: 1) POWER IN THE BLOOD, 2) BLOOD OF THE LAMB, 3) FLESH AND BLOOD, 4) THE BODY AND THE BLOOD, 5) BLOOD SACRIFICE, 6) RIVERS TO BLOOD, 7) INNOCENT BLOOD, 8) BLOOD MONEY, 9) BLOOD MOON, 10) BLOOD CRIES, 11) BLOOD OATH.

Don’t miss a single second of this brilliant, breathtaking series.

Learn more at the author’s website at www.MichaelLister.com

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 29, 1997 – John Jordan, an ex-cop, onetime minister of a prosperous church and recovering alcoholic, is now chaplain at a Florida state prison. Investigating the murder of an inmate during a faked escape attempt, Jordan encounters prison intrigues and personal temptations. While working with his former father-in-law, a corrections department inspector who hates him, Jordan maintains a frustratingly platonic relationship with a prison manager, sexy Anna Rodden, and harbors impure thoughts about his Fed-Ex delivery driver, Laura. He also fears that he may have AIDS because of exposure to the blood of a wounded HIV-positive inmate. The investigation suggests that a sadistic guard may be smuggling cons out to town for some illegal purpose. The action picks up when a local banker with a prison connection is murdered. A second prisoner is killed, and so is a prisoner's wife. Although Lister, a real-life prison chaplain who knows his turf, delivers gritty portrayals of inmates and prison workers, his first novel turns preachy, and readers drawn to the hard-boiled plot and setting may find the sermons stilted. At least he's morally honest: he offers redemption for his convicts but little false hope of correction for most of them.

Customer Reviews

Better late than never

Man I wish I had discovered Michael Lister sooner! What a great, great writer! I've quickly fallen in love with all his books, but the John Jordan mysteries are my favorite. POWER IN THE BLOOD is a wonderful introduction to this unique detective and extraordinary man. John is such a good guy, works so hard to do the right thing. I just love him. I was late coming to the party, but I'm here now and I'm not going anywhere. Sign me up for the full ride.

Power in the Blood

So very engaging! The flow of the story is so smooth and brings the plot to life to the reader. I love to guess "who and why" in a thriller but this was not possible in this story. The ending made me flustered because I did not see who the killer(s) was,even though the clues were right in front of me eyes the whole time. That is what's makes a great mystery thriller. "Cudos" to the author.

Power in the Blood

Compelling, almost impossible to put down. Very well-written. Gave a plausible perspective of life inside a prison.

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Power in the Blood
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  • Category: Hard-Boiled
  • Published: May 09, 2015
  • Publisher: Pulpwood Press
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 201 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, John Jordan Mysteries
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