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Blood Standard

(2018)
(The first book in the Isaiah Coleridge series)
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A novel set in the underbelly of upstate New York that's as hardboiled and punchy as a swift right hook to the jaw, a classic noir for fans of James Ellroy and John D. Macdonald

Isaiah Coleridge is a mob enforcer in Alaska--he's tough, seen a lot, and dished out more. But when he forcibly ends the money-making scheme of a made man, he gets in the kind of trouble that can lead to a bullet behind the ear.

Saved by the grace of his boss and exiled to upstate New York, Isaiah begins a new life, a quiet life without gunshots or explosions. Except a teenage girl disappears, and Isaiah isn't one to let that slip by. And delving into the underworld to track this missing girl will get him exactly the kind of notice he was warned to avoid.

At turns brutally shocking and darkly funny, heartbreaking and cautiously hopeful, Blood Standard is both a high-tension crime novel and the story of a man's second chance--the parts of his past he will never escape, and the parts that will shape his future.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Rendered in icy strokes of prose, Laird Barron's Blood Standard is a remarkably self-assured crime novel--at once explosive and intimate, with a tightly wound plot and wonderfully realized characters. And then there's Barron's hero, Isaiah Coleridge. He's got a dead dog named Achilles and bits of Beowulf on his breath and in his teeth. Needless to say, there's not too many like him." - Michael Harvey

"One of my favorite writers, period." - Nic Pizzolatto


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Used availability for Laird Barron's Blood Standard

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blood Standard (An Isaiah Coleridge Novel)
Author(s): Laird Barron
ISBN: 0-7352-1287-2 / 978-0-7352-1287-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Blood Standard (An Isaiah Coleridge Novel)
Author(s): Laird Barron
ISBN: 0-7352-1745-9 / 978-0-7352-1745-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blood Standard
Author(s): Laird Barron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blood Standard
Author(s): Laird Barron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blood Standard
Author(s): Laird Barron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blood Standard
Author(s): Laird Barron
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Blood Standard (An Isaiah Coleridge Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Laird Barron
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU