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Big City, Bad Blood

(2007)
(The first book in the Ray Dudgeon series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Shamus Awards Best First Novel
A disillusioned newspaper reporter turned private detective, Ray Dudgeon isn't trying to save the world. He just wants to do an honest job, and do it well. But when doing an honest job threatens society's most powerful and corrupt, Ray's odds for survival make for a sucker's bet. . . .

While working on a movie in Chicago, Hollywood locations manager Bob Loniski saw something he shouldn't have. Now he's a prosecution witness against a suspected member of the Chicago Outfit. Petrified, he comes to Ray for protection. Ray's mob contacts insist that they have no interest in Loniski, so he takes the bodyguard gig.

Then people start dying and everything goes to hell.

Ray's investigation leads to a stash of blackmail files involving the sex trade, Washington political corruption, and a deadly power struggle among Chicago's organized crime bosses—setting the FBI, the Chicago police, and the mob on his tail. He now holds evidence against top-ranking cops and politicians . . . but with the line between good and bad blurring, he doesn't know who he can trust.

If he does the right thing, Ray is sure to die. But if he doesn't, how can he live with himself?

From the back alleys of Chicago to the man-sions of Beverly Hills to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., Sean Chercover's Big City, Bad Blood propels readers relentlessly forward on a bullet-fast, adrenaline-pumping ride they will not soon forget.

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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood: A Novel
Author(s): Sean Chercover
ISBN: 0-06-112867-8 / 978-0-06-112867-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood
Author(s): Sean Chercover
ISBN: 0-06-112868-6 / 978-0-06-112868-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood
Author(s): Sean Chercover
ISBN: 1-5366-4777-2 / 978-1-5366-4777-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood
Author(s): Sean Chercover
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood
Author(s): Sean Chercover
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood
Author(s): Sean Chercover
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Big City, Bad Blood
Author(s): Sean Chercover
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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