New York City Medical Examiner Edward Jenner thought he'd got out, turning his back forever on forensics after the nightmare of 9/11. But then the students started turning up dead, their bodies forced into bizarre poses, and Jenner is dragged back onto the city's dark streets in a nightmare race against the clockand the twisted imagination of a psychopath. College sophomore Ana DeJong survived the attack that killed her roommate; she thought she'd escaped, but the killer has other plans...
HarperCollins Publishers, October 2008, ISBN-13: 9780060736675
"A nail-biting masterpiece..."
The New York Times
"One of New York's hottest authors!"
New York Post
"Precious Blood is a brilliant debut... an intelligent thriller that takes you down the meanest streets, peopled by complex characters, pacing that doesn't let up until you've turned the last page, and dialogue that crackles and cuts to the bone."
Linda Fairstein, author of the New York Times bestsellers Bad Blood and Death Dance
"Taut and chilling... a fast-paced thriller written by a real player in the game of forensic sleuthing."
Kathy Reichs, author of the New York Times bestseller Deja Dead and Bones to Ashes
"Precious Blood is a dark, hard-boiled procedural that soars."
Oline Cogdil, The Sun-Sentinal
"Nicely detailed forensic work... Fans of CSI and the like will love this one."
"Hayes makes us care about the characters, and the investment pays off with the action-packed plot... [He] is off to an impressive start."
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Library Journal: Four star review
Romantic Times: Four star review