BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD
Author: Sean Chercover
Published: January 9, 2007 by William Morrow
Main Character: Ray Dudgeon
Disillusioned newspaper reporter-turned-private detective Ray Dudgeon doesn't want to save the world; he just wants to do and honest job well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most powerful and corrupt, Ray's odds of survival make for a sucker's bet . . . A simple bodyguard job for a Hollywood locations manager uncovers a rats' nest of sexual blackmail, murder, and high-level political corruption . . . and Ray Dudgeon is caught in a war between the FBI, the Chicago police, and the mob. With the line between good and bad blurring, Ray doesn't know who he can trust . . . or if he can even trust himself. BIG CITY, BAD BLOOD takes readers on a white-knuckle ride . . . from the back alleys of Chicago, to the mansions of Beverly Hills, to the corridors of power in Washington DC.