Thicker Than Blood

Thicker Than Blood

Blood is thicker.
But is blood enough?

The murder of one old friend and the revelation of a secret life by another leads Dr. Bailey Pogue to risk his life by going undercover for the CIA. But when he exposes a plot by an international crime syndicate that threatens to upset the balance of power in the Middle East, the revelation comes at a price: the syndicate has kidnapped his daughter. Now he must stop the trafficking of young girls and rescue his daughter while remaining undercover.

Is saving those you love worth committing treason?

Will Pogue’s loyalties prove too high a price to pay?

Book Excerpt

As the nearby mosque echoed the afternoon call to prayer, he stood, walked to the balcony doors and admired the hundreds of minarets between him and the Nile. The echoes of imams calling for prayer beckoned him, but he finally closed the doors. He’d pray later. 􏰁􏰂􏰃􏰄􏰅􏰆􏰂􏰇 􏰉􏰊􏰋􏰌 􏰁􏰍􏰎 􏰉􏰂 􏰏􏰆􏰐􏰑􏰑􏰒 􏰃􏰑􏰅􏰓􏰂􏰇 􏰎􏰉􏰂 􏰇􏰅􏰅􏰔􏰓􏰕 􏰖􏰂􏰗􏰇 􏰘􏰔􏰐􏰒 􏰑􏰐􏰎􏰂􏰔􏰕

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He hit “Enter.”

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