Blood Perfect

A Joe Turner Mystery

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Pub Date 28 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2022

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A young Joe Turner returns to defend Allston Walker, a man charged with the bloody attempted murder of a racist caretaker in this gripping courtroom thriller. Images of the vicious crime have Joe flashing back to a life-altering crime he witnessed as a child while he hurdles headlong into a steamy romance.

In the tension-filled trial, the victim, a transplanted southerner, charms the jury and remains steadfast in his identification of Walker. Snarky Joe and his investigator, an aging hippie who speaks in movie lines, wrangle with slippery police officers and an obnoxious, preening prosecutor.

Plot twists continue past the stunning verdict and force Joe's reckoning with his haunting past.

Penned by a practicing criminal defense attorney, Blood Perfect is a uniquely authentic tale that probes the subconscious mind and depicts an unfiltered view of the modern criminal justice system.

A young Joe Turner returns to defend Allston Walker, a man charged with the bloody attempted murder of a racist caretaker in this gripping courtroom thriller. Images of the vicious crime have Joe...


A Note From the Publisher

T.L. Bequette is a criminal defense attorney-turned author from Lafayette, California. His debut novel, "Good Lookin'", the first of the Joe Turner series, was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "a rigorous, thoroughly engrossing mystery from a writer with immense potential." As an attorney, Mr. Bequette has tried more than thirty murder trials, mostly defending young men in Oakland. He holds degrees from The University of the Pacific and Georgetown Law School and serves annually on faculty of the Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Clinic. The third in the series of Joe Turner Mysteries is in the works.

T.L. Bequette is a criminal defense attorney-turned author from Lafayette, California. His debut novel, "Good Lookin'", the first of the Joe Turner series, was hailed by Kirkus Reviews as "a...


Advance Praise

"5/5 Stars. A fantastic read for fans of courtroom drama, light detective work, and endings with a twist...that will keep you interested from cover to cover." -San Francisco Book Reviews

"After his rousing debut, Good Lookin' (2021)...Bequette returns with a tale...that solidifies Turner as a charmingly reliable champion of the innocent." -Kirkus Reviews

"5/5 Stars. A fantastic read for fans of courtroom drama, light detective work, and endings with a twist...that will keep you interested from cover to cover." -San Francisco Book Reviews

"After his...


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A young Joe Turner returns to defend Allston Walker, a man charged with the bloody attempted murder of a racist caretaker in this gripping courtroom thriller. Images of the vicious crime have Joe flashing back to a life-altering crime he witnessed as a child while he hurdles headlong into a steamy romance.

In the tension-filled trial, the victim, a transplanted southerner, charms the jury and remains steadfast in his identification of Walker. Snarky Joe and his investigator, an aging hippie who speaks in movie lines, wrangle with slippery police officers and an obnoxious, preening prosecutor.

Plot twists continue past the stunning verdict and force Joe's reckoning with his haunting past.

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Joe Turner is like the red headed step child of attorneys he represents jaywalking cases minor drug possession and the like but when a woman from his past asked him to represent Alton Walker in a vicious stabbing attack he takes the case. At first joe’s first impression of Alton is that he looked like a menacing criminal but the more he gets to know Mr. Walker the more he believes in his innocence. The case also dresses up severe flashbacks of his own father‘s murder that leave him gagging sweating in the need of a stiff drink if when representing the devil you go to hell to get the witnesses then Joe is representing PT Barnum because it seems the weird and unusual is going to be what’s apropos for the case. The prosecutor is an overconfident buffoon the victim is a racist abusive jerk and Jill has the fight his own demons as well as get this innocent man out of prison. Especially when the trial is bringing up his own trauma. I really enjoyed this book I enjoyed the momentum the characters and thought the racist man’s nephew and Alton‘s opinion of him was a nice touch in such a great way to look at people different from us. They had so many twists and turns in this book the closer it got to the end the faster and more furious they came but it all seemed authentic and made for a great mystery. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes crime dramas thrillers and or suspense this is a great choice. I received this book from NetGalleyShelf and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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This courtroom thriller is an exciting and interesting ride. The depth this novel goes to is deep and unsettling, making it a fascinating read.

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Blood Perfect by T.L. Bequette.
A Joe Turner Mystery.
A young Joe Turner returns to defend Allston Walker, a man charged with the bloody attempted murder of a racist caretaker in this gripping courtroom thriller. Images of the vicious crime have Joe flashing back to a life-altering crime he witnessed as a child while he hurdles headlong into a steamy romance. n the tension-filled trial, the victim, a transplanted southerner, charms the jury and remains steadfast in his identification of Walker. Snarky Joe and his investigator, an aging hippie who speaks in movie lines, wrangle with slippery police officers and an obnoxious, preening prosecutor.
A really good read. I loved the cover. 4*.

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