Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Church of Spilled Blood by Jesse Miles
"...I didn't see the plot twist coming."
--Mark Not-Twain, Kindle Reviewer
Church of Spilled Blood
Mystery & Thrillers
Jack Salvo teaches philosophy one night a week at a local community college, but he pays his bills by working as a Los Angeles private detective.
When a group of world-class Russian ballet dancers visits L.A., he signs on as a bodyguard. It's a piece of cake. All he has to do is hang out with beautiful women. Then one of his charges is kidnapped from under his nose.
In pursuing the kidnappers, he evades the FBI, finds bullet-riddled bodies near the Hollywood Sign, and dodges bullets. Drawn into a web of deceit and maniacal revenge, he finds himself in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Now he's a fish-out-of-water--an L.A. private eye in a strange land. The most popular historical site in town is called The Church of Our Savior Built on Spilled Blood . When Salvo tries to save the life of a ballerina with whom he has developed a close personal relationship, the church lives up to its name.
"Salvo is a little reminiscent of Elvis Cole in the books by Robert Crais..."
--Nicholas, Kindle Reviewer
"Reminded me of a good movie, and I just had to keep turning the pages."
--LeeZah, Kindle Reviewer
"The action is non-stop and the characters are fascinating."
--John E. Flatley Jr., Kindle Reviewer
"Salvo has a real mouth on him, and the writer
Jesse Miles gives us some real zingers."
--Fred L, Kindle Reviewer
"Makes you feel like you are there and
the dialogue sounds like real people talking."
--Mariba, Kindle Reviewer
"This is the 2nd book by Jesse Miles that I have read. Having recently
been to St. Petersburg, I could visualize exactly where the events
took place. I live in the southland and can say the same about
his knowledge of the LA landscape."
--Pat D, Kindle Reviewer
Jesse Miles currently lives in the Brentwood district of Los Angeles. His interests include classic films, pro football, pro bicycle racing, Russian ballet, and Formula 1. In his spare time he goes to the gym and hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains.