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Blood Men

Blood Men

Why a Booktrail?

2000s – Christchurch under the pen of Paul Cleave is not a nice place to be…it’s a city of fallen angels and murder.

  • ISBN: 978-1439189610
  • Genre: Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

From the outside, Edward Hunter has it all. A great job, nice house, gorgeous family but his past is one of darkness for his father was locked up many years ago in New Zealand’s most hellish of penitentiaries. With a father convicted as a serial killer, Edward has had a lot to deal with over the years.

And then, one week before Christmas, tragedy strikes and Edward finds that he may  need the help of the very man he has tried so hard to distance himself from all these years. Things start to go very wrong indeed – is Edward a man of blood just like his father before him?

Travel Guide

Whoah Christchurch is not the kind of place on a tourist trail if you see it through the characters eyes of this novel! In an interview on the Author’s website he is keen to remind readers of the fact that this dark side and underbelly he writes about is exaggerated and that the atmosphere has to fit the plot.

Christchurch is definitely a character here. It is one of two sides – of the calm, pretty city with lush green lawns and  what the tourists see, but where God has even left  –

“The center of Christchurch is mapped around a bull’s eye of tourist markets and street performers and of course the Cathedral, a giant church over a hundred years old that’s popular with tourists and /god and graffiti artists, – although these days the popular consensus is that God moved out of Christchurch, meaning that God is everywhere except here.”

“…..and the dark, Gothic side with its cemeteries, dark alley ways and overall impression that “Christchurch is still broken”

“Crime is escalating. Domestic Abuse, adolescent street racers running down innocent pedestrians, people stealing and killing – this is the norm in Christchurch, everyday acts happening in an everyday city.”

From the sound of the first gun in the opening bank robbery scene, this Christchurch is a battle ground, between good and evil. Tragedy and evil walks its streets and Edward is fired up to find it and deal with it as soon as he can. What would you do if someone you loved was harmed and nothing was done about it?

Violence comes to Christchurch in shocking and violent scenes and Vengeance is a hungry dog out on the hunt for its pray and it won’t stop till it tears it apart.

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Twitter: @paulcleave

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Web: paulcleave.co.nz

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