Fortunes of Blood

December 7, 2018

 

When Ex-FBI Agent, turned hired gun, Thomas Briggs takes a job from an infamous crime boss, he thought the job would be straightforward. But, what he didn’t know was this job was going to bring him face to face with his past, and his future.

Thomas Briggs’ life was tragically turned upside down with the death of his partner and close friend. Knowing a leak in the bureau was the direct cause of his friend’s death, he has turned his back on the powers that be and leaving the agency far behind. Now, Briggs is freelancing his skills, but his unique skills are not cheap, nor are they taken lightly. But, when the daughter of a known organized crime figure is kidnapped by a rival gang and taken to Florida, Briggs is hired to bring her back in one piece.

The job also brings him full circle with his past when he discovers the man he’s working for was responsible for his friend’s death. However, when Briggs takes a job, he sees it through, the requite will soon follow.  Briggs manages to free the girl and attempts to get her back to Atlantic City. But, the road back is anything but smooth, with the kidnappers and crooked cops right on their tail. But then, Briggs turns up the heat, and after some intense heart-stopping action, the opposition runs head-on into Briggs’ deadly skills. But then, Briggs comes up against something he wasn’t expecting, an intense attraction to his human cargo.

 

REVIEW

 

An action-packed crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

***Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews

Author V.M. Tackett weaves an action-packed crime thriller with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a creative and shadowy tale of crime and corruption in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel an action-packed crime thriller

Thomas Briggs, a former FBI agent turned hired gunman comes face to face with the man responsible for his loss. Unleashing the deadly side of his nature, but not before the objective of his mission stops him cold…

The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘When Ex-FBI Agent, turned hired gun, Thomas Briggs takes a job from an infamous crime boss, he thought the job would be straightforward. But, what he didn’t know was this job was going to bring him face to face with his past, and his future.

Thomas Briggs’ life was tragically turned upside down with the death of his partner and close friend. Knowing a leak in the bureau was the direct cause of his friend’s death, he has turned his back on the powers that be and leaving the agency far behind. Now, Briggs is freelancing his skills, but his unique skills are not cheap, nor are they taken lightly. But, when the daughter of a known organized crime figure is kidnapped by a rival gang and taken to Florida, Briggs is hired to bring her back in one piece.

The job also brings him full circle with his past when he discovers the man he’s working for was responsible for his friend’s death. However, when Briggs takes a job, he sees it through, the requite will soon follow.  Briggs manages to free the girl and attempts to get her back to Atlantic City. But, the road back is anything but smooth, with the kidnappers and crooked cops right on their tail. But then, Briggs turns up the heat, and after some intense heart-stopping action, the opposition runs head-on into Briggs’ deadly skills. But then, Briggs comes up against something he wasn’t expecting, an intense attraction to his human cargo…’

Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.

I enjoyed the story, character development, and dialogue. There were plenty of plot twists that I didn’t see coming and that added to the book’s mystique. When I stopped reading to work, I found myself wondering what happened in the book, and replaying parts of the novel in my head to see if I could figure more out. It has been a while since I enjoyed a book this much. A first-class crime thriller with perfect pacing. Not much is as it appears here, which is just the way fans of mystery, thriller and suspense will want it.

Fortunes of Blood had every element a good story should have. An exciting plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well-illustrated scenes that make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book.

It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader!

I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from V.M. Tackett the future. I would definitely recommend this book. Five stars from me.

 

Available Now At

Kellan Publishing

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

V.M. Tackett is an up and coming author, and his love for writing stretches back over three decades. Born in Los Angeles, California in 1965, his family soon relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where his interest in writing came to life. He eventually moved to the great state of Alaska in 1984, where his love and devotion to writing continued to this day.

But, his life has had its share of adversity. In 1997 he became disabled with major depression, and the only thing that pulled him through the dark days was his writing. Determined not to let the disease win. Proving that a disability, whether it be physical or mental cannot stop what is in your heart, and that is all that counts.

Now, with his writing back on track, his works include many genres ranging from horror to action/adventure. He also treats his two beautiful granddaughters with their own personalized children’s books. And what better place to acquire the inspiration needed than the quiet solitude of Alaska. His creativity is endless, and with the support of his family and friends, he hopes to continue his writing for another 30 years.

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