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@Read Pdf ⚝ Blood Money: A Lucky Dey Thriller ⚛ The disillusioned Marine s plan seems simple enough steal a refrigerated tractor trailer loaded with frozen blood product drive the pirated cargo from Reno, Nevada to the Port of Long Beach collect a million dollars Yet even the most deliberate plans can go sideways On his campaign south, the Marine s inner idiot takes charge, leaving a smattering of dead bodies in his wakeIn the dark before dawn, a telephone rings Kern County Sheriff s detective Lucas Lucky Dey, no stranger to being awakened with bad news, answers the call But this time, the voice on the phone tells Lucky that his ill fated younger brother has been gunned down on a blackened desolate highwayAs Lucky chases the former Marine and his black semi rig into the bowels of Los Angeles, he s thrust into a landscape of competing agendas Conrad Ellis, the multi millionaire entertainment mogul, demands justice for the murder of his starlet daughter Ambitious federal attorney Lilly Zoller is determined to turn any opportunity into her personal spotlight Rey Palomino, the morally challenged contractor, colludes with the former Marine hoping to crawl out from under a crushing debt LAPD detective and dedicated single mom Lydia Gonzo Gonzales, reluctantly accepts her assignment to babysit the unrestrained Kern County detective hell bent on avenging his brother s death at any costA knee breaking private detective, some unwitting feds, and a coterie of gang busting LA Sheriffs deputies further complicate the scenario and round out the cast of characters in this explosive and unpredictable thrill ride A nonstop action movie for the mind I absolutely loved this here s why Great character development Unapologetic storytellingUnusual cargo being heisted Excellent narration from tim dekay Highly entertaining thriller that shouldn t be missed I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review Doug Richardson was introduced to me as not just an author, but a well known screenwriter With film credits that include Die Hard 2 Die Harder, Bad Boys, and Hostage, I was definitely curious to give his latest novel a read.Blood Money is a book that starts out with a bang Greg Breem gets flagged down by a nervous cop at the scene of an early morning accident one that, it turns out, the cop himself caused The problem is, Beemer is driving a stolen truck, and really can t afford to be consc Doug Richardson was introduced to me as not just an author, but a well known screenwriter With film credits that include Die Hard 2 Die Harder, Bad Boys, and Hostage, I was definitely curious to give his latest novel a read.Blood Money is a book that starts out with a bang Greg Breem gets flagged down by a nervous cop at the scene of an early morning accident one that, it turns out, the cop himself caused The problem is, Beemer is driving a stolen truck, and really can t afford to be conscripted into a rescue operation So, he nonchalantly shoots the cop dead, stares into the eyes of the woman trapped in the wreckage, and then tosses a flare into the pool of gasoline Problem solved, witnesses eliminatedexcept, that dead cop s brother is the kind of cop who isn t about to sit around while others track down leads, and the young woman s father is a man with both the money and the power to enact his revenge.Yeah, it s gonna be that kind of ride.The story races along at a great pace, driven by intersecting plot lines that keep ratcheting up the white knuckle tension The dialogue is crisp and efficient, entirely suitable to a genre that sabout action than words When characters speak, you really get inside their heads, where they jostle you this way and that, trying to wrest control of your loyalties There are some great one liners, but this isn t a cheesy read, full of throw away lines when the dialogue is memorable, it s because it sets the scene and captures the characters.As for the characters, none of them are particularly likeable, but you can understand their motivations, and even sympathize with their primal albeit selfish needs Richardson develops them just enough to flesh them out, to establish them as individuals, and not just as players filling a role I kept waiting for that inevitable maudlin moment, the one that excuses all the violence and shifts the blame to something in the past, but the story never falls into that trap Richardson remains true to his characters, just as he remains committed to the story he began to tell in the first explosive chapter.Not exactly a feel good, heroic read, but one that s fun, compelling, and entirely readable Definitely worth checking out Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins Aptly titled, Blood Money is an action packed plot driven thriller that is believable and well written It takes the reader nothan the first page to become hooked since Richardson crafts an opening passage that is ripe with drama and dilemma.The characters are well developed but there isn t a likable one in the bunch, save for LAPD Officer Lydia Gonzalez The dark cast of players include the antagonist, Greg Beam who is the veteran guaranteed to make you hate him, along with the would be Aptly titled, Blood Money is an action packed plot driven thriller that is believable and well written It takes the reader nothan the first page to become hooked since Richardson crafts an opening passage that is ripe with drama and dilemma.The characters are well developed but there isn t a likable one in the bunch, save for LAPD Officer Lydia Gonzalez The dark cast of players include the antagonist, Greg Beam who is the veteran guaranteed to make you hate him, along with the would be protagonist, a bigoted Kern County Sheriff s Deputy named Lucky Dey The others, from Deputy U.S Attorney General Lilly Zoller to the pool guy, Rey Palomino, they are all shady and self serving.Greg Beam AKA Beemer is an Iraq war veteran with bigger problems then the PTSD that he returned home with He s also greedy, looking for the fast buck When he steals a warehouse full of blood plasma to transport via eighteen wheeler to Long Beach where Rey Baby set up a black market ship and sell deal, Beemer s perfect plan is set in motion Only Beemer was short on having an effective list of Plan Bs to fall back on and tends toward cold blooded summary executions to remove obstacles from his path.I sped through this fast paced cop thriller hoping to discover at least one redeeming character, but there were none In my recollection, this is the first novel I ve read where I couldn t stand the characters I was so buried in the action of the story that I didn t realize until deep into it just how much I didn t like any of them Blood Money is an action packed thriller with plenty of violence it s not surprising to learn the author is also a screenwriter of action movies The book is non stop, it never gives you time to breathe.There are several people whose lives intersect in disastrous ways Few of the characters are likable, but you get their motives.Lucky Dey is out for revenge against the man who killed his brother, if he can find him He is relentless and is basically a renegade cop at this point He is hard to li Blood Money is an action packed thriller with plenty of violence it s not surprising to learn the author is also a screenwriter of action movies The book is non stop, it never gives you time to breathe.There are several people whose lives intersect in disastrous ways Few of the characters are likable, but you get their motives.Lucky Dey is out for revenge against the man who killed his brother, if he can find him He is relentless and is basically a renegade cop at this point He is hard to like He s mean and single minded and just a tough guy He is joined by Lydia Gonzo Gonzalez, his chaperone from the LAPD, who is my favorite character She s a single mom who realizes how close to out of control Lucky is, but still hangs on for the ride Lucky s interactions with Gonzo and her son let you see his softer side a bit, which helps.The man Lucky is hunting is a former marine with a plan to make some quick money by stealing frozen blood products loading them up on a refrigerated tractor trailer driving the cargo from Reno to the Port of Long Beach and collecting a million dollars Of course, the plan runs amok, lots and I mean lots of people end up dead, property is destroyed We see his thought process and actions the whole time and know the whole thing is not going to end well.I was provided a download of the audiobook, which should be available through Audible soon The narrator did a good job There are a lot of characters and he made them all sound believable without overdoing the drama In a book so full of over the top action, he keeps it from feeling overblown.For the most part, I enjoyed Blood Money It got a little long for me Maybe long is the wrong word I think the pacing could have varied a bit, constant action gets a little tiring With so many characters and so much action, you never really got a chance to know any of them All things considered though, it s a gripping story and definitely worth picking up if you re looking for a good thriller