That’s a mistake two corporate hit men make, setting off a chain reaction of revenge that threatens both a billion-dollar empire built on fraud and murder -- and the lives of two lovers on opposite sides of the law.
What I liked: Usually when nothing else appeals to my reading mood, I fall back to thrillers/suspense novels. Sound of Blood was a free e-book and although the rating on Goodreads gave me pause, it was free, right? I've been trying to wean myself from picking up too many not so good freebies. I took a chance and for me, it paid off.
I liked the star, Jake Scarne. He's a little bit bad but has good intentions, most of the time. He's connected to a lot of different people in New York City and again, not all of them are law abiding citizens, but some are. The circumstance of the story is almost a comedy of errors that keeps getting worse. You know the bad guys pretty much but how Mr. De Maria connects them is some pretty fancy writing.
Jake is a pretty tough, smart guy but he's not above getting into some pretty hairy situations. In other words, he's portrayed as pretty much human, with no super duper skills. I really found myself liking some of the secondary characters very much. The pacing of Sound of Blood is good, the characters believable and the research or knowledge of the author on financial matters comes shining through.
What I didn't like: While enjoying the story, they were several editing mistakes that annoyed me. I say annoyed because they weren't on every other page but every time I came across a misspelling, it stopped my progress. Nothing major but it's there!
A fan of suspense, then Sound of Blood is a decent read.