Bad Blood is an epic gangster thriller in the crime genre which dispenses blood and justice in equal measure and is yet another of Kris Lillyman's stunning, action packed books.
The story focuses on Joe and Sean; boyhood pals so in awe of the London gangsters who have recently infested the post war streets of their bomb ravaged neighbourhood.
Yet they are unaware that their own fathers - the two men they hate most in all the world - are in league with these vicious criminals from the East End.
Upon this devastating realisation, they know only the violence of action will protect the ones they love from the brutal men who have blighted their lives for so long.
So at fourteen, they swear an oath to be blood brothers forever and seal a pact to kill their fathers - the only sure way they can see of saving Joe’s sister and Sean’s mum from certain death.
It is a childish pledge but in years to follow it will come to mean everything. Soon they discover that retribution costs and as a result of their actions Sean and Joe’s lives are set upon a path strewn with tragedy and loss. Along the way they will find success, power and love but they too will come at a price. Spanning thirty years, Bad Blood encompasses the violence of gangland London, the glamorous scandals of Hollywood and the debauched excesses of Las Vegas.