A Measure of Blood by Kathleen George

A Measure of Blood by Kathleen George

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A murder sends a child into foster care and drags a detective into a feverish hunt for justice

Nadal watches for weeks before he first approaches the boy. No matter what Maggie Brown says, he’s sure Matt is his son, and a boy should know his father. After their first confrontation, Maggie should have run. She should have hidden her child. But she underestimated the man who was once her lover. With self-righteous determination, Nadal goes to her house. He demands to spend time with the boy. When she refuses, he reaches for a knife.

By the time homicide detective Richard Christie arrives on the scene, all that remains of Maggie Brown is a bloodstain on the floor. The killer has vanished, and Matt is too scared to remember anything but his mother’s fear. As Christie looks for the killer and Maggie’s friends fight to keep Matt out of the hands of Child Services, Nadal watches the news and waits. A boy should be with his father. He’s going to get his son.


“If anyone’s writing better police thrillers than George, I don’t know who it is.” —Entertainment Weekly

“A truly original tale . . . This very modern police procedural will not be easily forgotten.” —Library Journal on The Odds

“A gripping, gritty police procedural.” —Library Journal on Afterimage

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