Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Blood Lines (NCIS book #3) by Mel Odom

Blood Lines (NCIS Series #3)

When NCIS team member Shel McHenry discovers that his father is missing, he turns to Commander Will Coburn and the NCIS team. Their investigation takes them to Vietnam, where the team discovers a drug ring that has existed for more than forty years. The leader of the drug ring murdered a man during the war to hide his illegal activities. A crime he blamed on Shel’s father. A crime that Shel’s father had kept hidden for years. Now that he knows the truth, he no longer has to live with the guilt that caused him to withdraw from his son. Only now can he find true forgiveness.

From the Back Cover
A young Marine is seriously wounded in a heinous carjacking.
An NCIS agent is shot taking down a suspect.
Two fathers fight to protect their sons.
And somewhere in the jungles of Vietnam, a U.S. soldier lies in a forty-year-old grave.

Commander Will Coburn’s NCIS team is investigating the carjacking and assault of a young Marine and his wife. All evidence points to Bobby Lee Gant, the son of notorious criminal and suspected international drug smuggler Victor Gant. When NCIS agent Shel McHenry is wounded and Bobby Lee killed during a botched arrest, the team rallies around Shel even as Victor threatens retribution for his son’s death.

Meanwhile, in west Texas, Shel’s father, Tyrel McHenry, struggles with his own demons as the events of his past threaten his son’s life. As the NCIS team works to stay one step ahead of Victor Gant, Tyrel faces the most difficult decision of his life as buried secrets from a war long since fought come to light. The path he chooses will change his—and Shel’s—life forever.

In his most personal book to date, best-selling author Mel Odom concludes his thrilling NCIS series with a story that combines fast-paced action, meticulous research, and true-to-life characters and military situations. It is at once a military saga, a gritty crime thriller, and a heartfelt drama of love, loyalty, and faith.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (January 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414316356
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414316352

In the next few months, hopefully weeks, to come, I'll have a review of this one for you. Just got an ARC copy today! It is book #3 of the NCIS series, and I have not read #1 Paid in Blood or #2 Blood Evidence, yet either.

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