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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Sanders Narrator: George Newbern Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2015 ISBN: 9781427264466
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In Ben Sanders's American Blood, a former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman; film rights sold to Warner Bros with Bradley Cooper attached to star and produce.

After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray.

Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him.

Written by a rising New Zealand star who has been described as "first rate," this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the landscape of No Country for Old Men.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This novel has it all—great characters that are all too-real, switch-blade sharp writing, dialogue that would bring a smile to Elmore Leonard’s face, and a plot that grabs a reader by the collar, squeezes hard and never lets go. American Blood is a first-rate, first-class, top-tier thriller and Ben Sanders hits it far and deep. This is one book that flat-out demands to be read. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. If you love a good thriller, then look no further than American Blood.”

    Lorenzo Carcaterra, New York Times bestselling author


  • Crème-de-la-crème crime fiction…if we gave ratings, THE FALLEN would get five out of five stars. NELSON MAIL
  • An intriguing and slickly-told story…rich characterization…vividly evoked setting. NEW ZEALAND LISTENER MAGAZINE on THE FALLEN
  • An impressive debut. TIMARU HERALD on THE FALLEN
  • Anything anyone could want in a thriller. HER MAGAZINE on THE FALLEN
  • [An] absorbing thriller…unglamorous but entirely credible. SUNDAY STAR TIMES on BY ANY MEANS
  • Pretty much pitch-perfect. WAIKATO TIMES on BY ANY MEANS
  • By any measure a good yarn, but if you consider the age of the author, it is astonishing. AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY on BY ANY MEANS
  • A master of the short sentence. NGAIO MARSH AWARD PRESS RELEASE on BY ANY MEANS
  • Ben Sanders: Bloody good. WEEKEND HERALD on ONLY THE DEAD
  • Ben Sanders is a natural…[ONLY THE DEAD] is near impossible to put down. CHRISTCHURCH WEEKEND PRESS on ONLY THE DEAD
  • Well-crafted…If you enjoyed ONLY THE DEAD as much as I did, then you will be adding THE FALLEN and BY ANY MEANS to your must-read list. NEW ZEALAND LAWYER MAGAZINE

  • “Ben Sanders’ American Blood is an intense, action-packed crime novel that smoothly unspools the background of its enigmatic lead character.”

    Associated Press

  • “Readers know from the first page of this amazing novel that they’re in for a hard-boiled feast…A stunning achievement and a likely breakout book from a talented New Zealand author.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A fast-moving thriller that leaves a trail of blood and grit across the pages. Great dialogue and a hero who won’t stay hidden make this a winner for crime fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2015
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About the Author

Ben Sanders is the author of three previous novels: The Fallen, By Any Means, and Only the Dead, all of which were New Zealand Fiction Bestsellers. Sanders’s first three novels were written while he was studying at university; he graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Engineering, and now writes full-time. American Blood is his first novel in the US, and has been optioned by Warner Brothers for a major motion picture. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

About the Narrator

George Newbern is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a television and film actor best known for his roles as Brian MacKenzie in Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride Part II, as well as Danny in Friends. As a voice actor, he is notable for his role as Superman on the Cartoon Newtork series Static Shock, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited. He has guest starred on many television series, including Scandal, The Mentalist, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, and Numb3rs. He holds a BA in theater arts from Northwestern University.