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A Tax in Blood

(The third book in the Leo Haggerty series)
A novel by

Shamus Awards Best Novel
Leo Haggerty walks the long wall of the Vietnam War Memorial, his girlfriend, Samantha, and his best friend, Arnie, at his sides. Arnie wanders away and meets a young boy whose mother asks if the veteran could lift her son up high enough to read the name of his uncle, his namesake. Some men might break down at the sight of the wall, but Arnie is stone-faced. Since he returned from 'Nam, nothing moves him at all. That night, a newsbreak: There's been a bombing at the memorial. Nineteen are dead, including the child. The FBI pursues the case doggedly, but they get nowhere, and it falls to Haggerty to prove that a man found dead in a motel room, suicide note by his side, did not, in fact, kill himself. As the case points him toward the bombers whose rampage has struck fear into the heart of Washington, DC, Haggerty will find out there's a dark side to patriotism.

A Tax in Blood is the 3rd book in the Leo Haggerty Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Benjamin Schutz's A Tax in Blood

Hardback Editions

August 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: A Tax in Blood
Author(s): Benjamin M Schutz
ISBN: 0-312-94421-7 / 978-0-312-94421-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: A Tax in Blood
Author(s): Benjamin M Schutz
ISBN: 0-553-28291-3 / 978-0-553-28291-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crimeline
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Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition

Title: A Tax in Blood (The Leo Haggerty Mysteries Book 3)
Author(s): Benjamin M Schutz
Availability: Amazon UK