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"...I read your book BLOOD SHOCK. What a RUSH !!!!!" Phil MacBeth
"I began reading it after supper and finished it by lunchtime the next day. I couldn't put it down." Jeanette Palmer
"Really like this book.....bravo Don" dmcculloch
joins the elite company of Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Michael
"Its dark with murders that are drawn from history and one Im pretty sure came from an FBI book I read once." December 11, 2014
(see five full reviews below)
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Blood Shock is a 6x9 Trade Paperback*
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On Monday, the second week of November, a serial killer strikes near the small town of St.James in James County, West Virginia. Acting Sheriff, Dana Wilde, a transplant four years earlier from a homicide squad in the nation's capitol, suddenly has her hands full as one body after another shows up on her turf. A cop from New York City - a homicide detective - shows up in her office with a case of his own which he thinks might be connected. Is that the real reason he's in her town or is it because he and Wilde had an affair some six years earlier? Before Wilde can begin to explore forensic evidence more bodies arrive at the morgue.
The sudden media attention catches the eye of a hired killer out west. Young, beautiful and deadly she races across country to the small, formerly peaceful hamlet in West Virginia. She has mission of her own and someone she might have to kill but on her own dime.
seems to have their own mission including the serial killer who calls
himself the Disciple. The media calls him the Slasher. The
Disciple's MO is bizarre, beyond anything Wilde has encountered before-except
perhaps in her nightmares.
People are dying fast. Two of Wilde's police officers are slain. When it looks like Wilde has the identity of the killer, things get personal. And nothing seems to be what it appears.
It's the work week from hell.
Reviews of the novel
Copied from Amazon.com (and amazon.ca)
"Ledger joins the elite company of Nelson DeMille, James Patterson, and Michael Connelly. It was a page turner to the very end and I loved it."
Don, I read your book BLOOD
SHOCK. What a RUSH !!!!! Never a dull moment. Great character development.
Dear Don, I finished reading your book Blood Shock. The first six or seven pages did not reflect the fast pace of the rest of the book. I liked the characters including one - Cary Jean - whom I thought was a bit sick but she grows on you. I enjoyed the twists and turns and I was completly caught off guard by the twist at the end. Looking for a sequel. I am an avid reader of mysteries and salesperson for a major bookstore. I really enjoyed this book. Jeanette Palmer
from amazon.com and .ca
I like it! *****
By dmcculloch on September 4, 2014. Really like this book , a little bloody, but cnn is making a fortune on bloody events bravo Don.
The author appeared live on radio in Toronto. Sunday July 6 at midnight on:
Faith FM, 94.3
in Kitchener at 6:00 pm on July 13th with host Barry Shainbaum.
(Listen to Don Ledger Podcast with Barry here) http://www.barryshainbaum.com/radio.html
Recent radio appearences by the author:
Tuesday, September 2 - 95.7 Talk Radio (Halifax-Saint John) The Sheldon MacLeod show at 4:45pm. The subject was the crash of Swissair Flight 111* off Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, September 2, 1998.
Thursday, September 4 - 95.7 Talk Radio (Halifax-Saint John) with Rick Howe at 12:15pm, Subject Swissair Flight 111, the missing diamonds, emeralds, etc. valued at $500 million.
September 10 - California MUFON Radio with Lorien Fenton.
*Note that this crash appears in my column in Canadian Aviator Magazine this month. Available at Chapters, Coles and Indigo etc.
* Cover illustration by Elizabeth Piercey