Blood Foam

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Pub Date Feb 13 2024 | Archive Date Jan 30 2024


Following the destruction of a natural disaster, the hunt for a missing victim takes an ominous turn.

In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, retired Department of Defense analyst Lewis Cole returns to his fire-damaged home on Tyler Beach, only to be drawn into a desperate search for the missing fiancé of a close friend, former lover and journalist Paula Quinn. As he delves deeper into the case, Lewis unravels a tangled trail of unanswered calls, cryptic messages, and an eerie emptiness that hints at something sinister.

But the stakes quickly escalate when gunfire erupts in the quiet streets of Tyler. Now, Lewis and his determined ally, Paula, find themselves hunted by a ruthless gang determined to eliminate Paula’s missing fiancé at any cost.

As they race against time, Lewis's own world becomes intertwined with a dark past, and the line between friend and foe blurs in a city shadowed by secrets. Will Lewis unravel the mystery before his own life is consumed by the rising tide of violence and betrayal?

In the next exhilarating installment of the Lewis Cole series, New York Times bestselling author Brendan DuBois delivers a hard-hitting crime fiction novel that will captivate fans of James Patterson and Michael Connelly.

Following the destruction of a natural disaster, the hunt for a missing victim takes an ominous turn.

In the aftermath of a devastating hurricane, retired Department of Defense analyst Lewis Cole...

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How exciting to have another Lewis Cole book to read! I thoroughly enjoy the fast-pace, intense actions and unorthodox ways he uses to solve mysteries. This story is part of an ongoing series but is easy to read as a standalone. You’ll enjoy these so much that you want to read the others.

Thanks to NetGalley and Severn River Publishing for the opportunity to read this ARC.

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Good book! This book had a bit of everything! It had suspense, Action packed, intrigue, mystery, murder, revenge, a great who done it, great plot twist, and some crazy twists and turns! The storyline was very interesting and kept me glued to my Kindle!! I definitely recommend reading this book as it was well worth reading! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!

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At what point does doing the right thing for a friend cost too much?

Lewis Cole, fired magazine writer and former DOD analyst, is not in a good place at the moment. Having survived his last endeavor (seeking justice for the severe injuries inflicted on his good friend and Tyler Beach, NH, police detective Diane), he is now living in his car while he does battle with his insurance company. During the aforementioned exploits, his house was badly damaged and car destroyed by an intentionally set fire, and paying out on his claim does not seem to be a huge priority for the insurers. Being currently unemployed, he needs to be careful with his funds. He is also concerned about news that a tropical storm may be moving up the coast from Florida, and if it does his damaged house may be a complete write off given its current vulnerable state, but without his insurance payout he can’t do anything about it. But his life is about to get even more complicated. His newly engaged former girlfriend Paula comes to him for help when her fiancé Mark disappears. He has been missing for three days; no one has seen him at his place of work or his home, and Paula has not been able to reach him. Lewis has never really liked Mark all that much, but Paula is important to him and he agrees to do what the police won’t and co-workers don’t seem to care enough to do, namely track him down. Lewis is actually afraid that Mark will turn up dead, the victim of an accident, but instead finds something in Mark’s scant belongings that opens up a whole new line of inquiry. Soon Lewis will need the help of his friend and well-connected “security consultant” Felix to help him search for the missing man, keep Paula safe from the attentions of an out-of-stake biker gang leader, and ultimately stay alive.
When a person has no family left, they generally create one with the friends they chose, and Lewis Cole has done just that. He is also the sort of person who will put himself on the line to provide help to anyone in his “family” who needs it, and luckily his friends reciprocate. Even though he can’t quite understand what Paula sees in the seemingly boring if stable Mark, Lewis will search for the other man to the best of his ability. Turns out that Mark may not be quite as boring as he seemed, and may also not be worth the price that Lewis will have to pay to honor his promise to Paula. Making his way through small Italian restaurants, biker bars, no-tell motels and more than a couple of close calls with the Grim Reaper, Lewis digs for the truth of what happened to Mark in Blood Foam, the ninth book in the Lewis Cole series. Fans of Robert Parker, Philip R. Craig and M. K. Wren will likely enjoy this series (this entry, originally published in 2015, can easily be read as a stand-alone for those who have not yet read the other books), as will those who like their fiction set on the New England seacoast. Many thanks to NetGalley and Severn River Publishing for allowing me an early copy of this solid mystery.

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