Red, White & Blood

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Independence Day in Marcona has turned deadly. A crazed bomber has decided to terrorize all in his path and won’t stop until his revenge is complete. Chief of Police Mark Blankenship and his daughter are unexpected targets of the attack, and they find themselves in a struggle for survival. Will Blankenship be able to find the device, or will the trail of bloodshed include everything he loves?

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About Jeffrey Martin

Jeffrey Martin attended Hawaii Pacific University and earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in music from Upper Iowa University. He is a former Marine and semi-professional football player. He works as a federal law enforcement officer in Iowa.

Jeff is the author of thriller, suspense, and horror books and stories. His first novel, Lucifer’s Calling, was published by Vanilla Heart Publishing in 2008. The follow up novel, Deadly Demented, was published in 2009, also by Vanilla Heart Publishing.

Since his novels first appeared, Jeff has also published several ebook short stories. “Dead Holiday” was the first short story in the Mark Blankenship series. It was published by Echelon Press in December 2009. In April 2010, he made a free read, “House of Misery,” available on his website. In August 2010, the next installment of the Blankenship series was published on Smashwords.com.

His latest novel, 3:16, was published 2010 by Cold Moon Press. He continues to write short stories and has begun research on his next novel.

Read more about Jeff at http://jeffreymartinsnovels.com

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Reviews

Review by: Kelley Walker on Oct. 08, 2010 :
In a world full of uncertainties, you can be positive that any work by Jeffrey Martin is going to be thrilling, spine-tingling and will leave you on the edge of your seat! Red, White and Blood is no different. There is action from the very beginning. I highly suggest that if you are looking for a story that will leave entertain you and leave you breathless from the excitement of it, then this is the story you are looking for.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Giovanni Gelati on Oct. 02, 2010 :
Digital Short Saturday is beginning to battle it out with a few other days during the week as the most viewed days here @ Gelati’s Scoop. Is it coincidence? I think not. The ereading world is changing and evolving each week , either in number of platforms it is on , or the types of devices on which one can view ebooks. Here is a link to an article from just a few days ago on Blackberry’s new device and what Amazon is doing to be prepared for it: http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/ebooks/amazon_prepares_ereader_app_for_new_blackberry_tablet_174297.asp
Here is a link to see what Android is up to in the ereader forum, it seems that Google and Amazon have things to think about:
http://www.rethink-wireless.com/2010/09/28/google-worried-amazon-android-store.htm
I think that the completion is just beginning and we the consumers will be the beneficiary of all this competition. I am having a nice time sorting through all the different digital shorts I can find to bring to you each week. Jeffrey Martins is a good example.
Red , White and Blood hits the nail on the head. The digital short comes in at 8460 words, is a nice quick moving read and carries all the necessary elements of a good police drama. Here is the synopsis from the Smashwords website: “ Independence Day in Marcona has turned deadly. A crazed bomber has decided to terrorize all in his path and won’t stop until his revenge is complete. Chief of Police Mark Blankenship and his daughter are unexpected targets of the attack, and they find themselves in a struggle for survival. Will Blankenship be able to find the device, or will the trail of bloodshed include everything he loves?”
I enjoy a good story that has things blow up and has a lot of pent up hostility. This a simple tale, but Jeffrey Martin infuses it with plenty of zest and gusto. We get to follow Mark Blankenship and his cohorts as they try to thwart the efforts of the mad bomber from exacting his revenge and creating too much carnage. Emotion, the human condition, good descriptive ability, and a complete story told in a very small and concise word count is what Red ,White and Blood has awaiting you.
I know many of you are like me and enjoy reading many different things, different genres, different authors. The digital short has been a fun part of the week for me, a break, a respite, something that packs a punch in a short period of time. I am not trying to say that the full length novels are tedious, but getting that quick hit to break things up is fun, and that is what this all about. Check this story out and support the author. The best part of the deal is they ask so little in return, for this story , it is a dollar. What can you get with that today?
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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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