Blood Lies

Daniel Kalla

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Ben Dafoe, a young emergency-room doctor and part-time crime-scene consultant for the Seattle Police Department, is haunted by addiction. Two years earlier, a cocaine and crystal-meth habit claimed the life of his identical twin, Aaron. Now Ben walks onto the scene of a savage stabbing to find that the victim is his former fiancée, Emily Kenmore—another loved one who fell prey to drugs. Part of the carnage in Emily’s bedroom is a single streak of blood caked on the wall.
 
When the DNA from that sample matches Ben’s, he becomes the prime suspect.
 
Convinced his identical twin is still alive and somehow involved in Emily’s death, Ben goes on the run, aiming to find Aaron. Working under an assumed identity at an inner-city clinic, Ben desperately searches for Aaron while playing cat-and-mouse with the authorities.
 
But someone is determined to thwart his hunt at any cost. In the story’s final twist, the truth hits closer to home and more lethally than Ben ever imagined.
 
Set against the backdrop of the ER, Blood Lies is a medical thriller and a Fugitive-style suspense novel with a major twist. As Ben struggles to solve a tragic mystery from his past and clear his name, he might just learn that, sometimes, blood lies. . . .

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Chapter One

The siren choked off in mid-wail. Within seconds, the flashing red light swept through the frosted glass of the ER’s sliding door like a disco ball on overdrive.I heaved a self-pitying sigh. Ten minutes before the end of a long night shift, I’d counted on an uneventful and punctual exit. Any chance for either vanished when the ambulance stretcher and two paramedics burst through the main Emergency Room doors.

“Which room?” the tall scraggy paramedic yelled as they careened past the triage desk.

“Trauma Two,” the triage nurse called

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Praise for Blood Lies

“Daniel Kalla has penned a winner with Blood Lies. It’s well written, intelligent, complex, and satisfying—all good things—and all amounting to a damn fine read.”—John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author of The Hunt Club

“A taut psychological thriller that will pull you into a world of sexual deviancy, murder, and mind games. A very good read.” —Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author, on Rage Therapy
 
“Michael Crichton ought to be looking over his shoulder. He has some serious competition in Kalla.” —The Chronicle-Herald
 
Resistance will take you on a roller-coaster ride you’ll never forget. The science is fascinating, and the suspense nail-biting. Watch out, Robin Cook. A new master of the medical thriller has arrived.” —Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster

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Daniel Kalla

Daniel Kalla is the international bestselling author of Pandemic and Resistance. He works as an emergency-room physician in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Blood Lies
Daniel Kalla

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765357922
ISBN10: 0765357925
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 336 pages
$7.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765380203
ISBN10: 076538020X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$18.99

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e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
March 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429915885
ISBN10: 1429915889
320 pages
$7.99
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