A Lima Charlie Review: ‘BLOOD WORLD’ By Chris Mooney. With a BLAST RADIUS of a MOAB!

img_8813International bestselling author Chris Mooney is back with a new novel, Blood World. Random people throughout the world are “carriers.” They have the magic blood that when transfused properly, meaning mixed with a secret drug, it makes the recipient as close to Captain America as possible. Healing is sped up, stretch marks are gone, eyesight, hearing, all the senses are improved. A fifty-year-old ‘has been’ actress can look flawless as if in the best shape of her life.

There are certain groups, the Mexican Cartel for example and the local Armenians in the Los Angeles area that offer a second-class product that may or may not work. Can even hurt the recipient over time, as they offer a product that is cheap. You get what you pay for after all. Because, “true carrier blood was as rare as the Hope Diamond.”

Pandora is the product that has the insanely rich waiting in line for months to regain their youthful looks. This organization is run by Sebastian Kane and his partner, Frank. Carrier blood is illegal, it’s wrong on so many levels, essentially they are taking peoples blood against their will. Some people are drained of all their blood and left for dead for a quick pay day, majority from those groups I mentioned that produce a second-class product. Not Sebastian and Frank, their product is the real deal.

Because it’s the real deal, the LAPD has put together a Blood Squad partnered with the feds to track down this organization. They task a beat cop that was at the right place at the right time with a mission. To infiltrate the organization rumored to be behind Pandora. I say rumored, because their organization is so well hidden, no one in law enforcement has ever seen it. Some refer to it as a myth or wishful thinking. But this beat cop, Ellie Batista believes it’s real and has some hidden agendas that are very personal in nature for conducting this mission. She goes undercover and her life is in constant danger as she climbs the ladder of this organization constantly taking risks and faces danger with each new day.

Sebastian and Frank are in a class of their own with a product that is unmatched. A former combat Marine however has found a way to increase the potency of their product and similar to the Mexicans and Armenians, is very cruel about it. His business plan doesn’t involve human decency or respect, but malice, savageness, and hostility comparable to the war zones he’s spent so much time in. His plan for a hostile takeover of their organization becomes personal for Sebastian as Paul, the former Marine utilizes some dirty tactics to gain the upper hand.

A driven plot, constant danger, complicity and depth that will keep you wanting more. A daring, yet very satisfying ending. This book has it all. As I was reading, I was almost sure this was another Lima Charlie Rating of a Nuclear Bomb! What brought it down is a few errors in my favorite topic to discuss when reviewing a book, guns! A topic I enjoy and have quite a bit of experience with, the inconsistency is with the caliber used compared to the damage caused, as well as differentiating between a clip and a magazine are among a few examples that brought this novel down to a Lima Charlie Rating of a MOAB!



Author: Chris Mooney
Pages: 448
ISBN: 978-0593197639
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: August 18, 2020
Follow Chris on Twitter: @cmooneybooks
Lima Charlie Rating: A BLAST RADIUS OF: A MOAB! – Massive Ordnance Air Blast -AKA- Mother of all Bombs. Largely known as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in the US Military inventory. It has a blast radius of one mile, meaning it demolishes everything within 1 square mile.


About the Author

Hailed as “one of the best thriller writers working today” by Lee Child and “a wonderful writer” by Michael Connelly, Chris Mooney is the international bestselling author of twelve novels, most recently, The Snow Girls. His fourth book, The Missing, the first in the Darby McCormick series, was a main selection of the International Book of the Month Club and an instant bestseller in over thirteen countries. The Mystery Writer’s Association nominated Chris’s third book, Remembering Sarah, for an Edgar Award for Best Novel. Foreign rights to his novels have been sold to twenty-eight territories. He has sold nearly two million copies of his books.

Chris teaches writing courses at Harvard and the Harvard Extension School, and lives in the Boston area with his wife and son.








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