WITHOUT CHAOS NOTHING CAN EVOLVE
The butchered remains of Jasmine Rivers are discovered in the cellar of an abandoned farmhouse on the desolate eastern plains of Colorado, the fourth mutilated body found in the last two months. The FBI is still searching for the missing parts of the previous three.
Hundreds of miles away in Arizona, eleven corpses are exhumed from the Sonoran Desert. They’ve been mummified and bundled in traditional Inca style. But the Inca lived in South America, and these bodies aren’t centuries old.
Seemingly unrelated victims that share a common cause of death: exsanguination.
Special Agent Paxton Carver follows the trail of blood, which leads him to the continuation of genetic experimentation that began during World War II and a designer retrovirus capable of altering human chromosomes. Can he track down the virus and prevent further exposure before the real bloodletting begins?
“Move over, Preston and Child, step aside James Rollins, there’s a new fellow coming up fast behind you. His name is Michael McBride, and with his new book, Bloodletting, he’s giving notice that he’s a force to be reckoned with, not only in horror but in the mainstream action/thriller genre as well.” —Dark Scribe Magazine
“This book successfully combined cutting edge science with a twisted view of playing God. A very interesting premise! ” —Amazon Reviewer
“Whew…starts with a bang and just keeps on going. At first, you think it’s just going to be another procedural, who-dun-it but then the twists and turns start coming and it’s hard to keep up with all your suspects! A novel premise (stretching from WWII to current events in genetic engineering) and well executed. ” —Amazon Reviewer
“There are some very visceral scenes and although the general form of the mystery emerges quite early, the details are quite involved and intertwined and their unraveling provides most of the fun.” —SF Reviews