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First One Dead Body . . . A prostitute lies strangled in a seedy French Quarter hotel room. miles away, in a rambling plantation house on the sultry shores of Lake Pontchartrain, popular late-night radio host Dr. Samantha Leeds receives a threatening crank call. All in a day’s work for a celebrity. Who would think to link the two?

Then Another . . . A second hooker’s corpse turns up. Samantha’s ominous caller persists, along with a mysterious female claiming to be a woman from her past – a woman’s who been dead for years. With Detective Rick Bentz convinced that the serial killer prowling the shadowy streets of New Orleans is somebody close to Samantha, she doesn’t dare trust anyone. Especially not Ty Wheeler, her seductive new neighbor who seems to know more about her that a stranger should.

. . . And Another. Somebody has discovered Samantha’s darkest secret. Somebody is convinced that lives must be sacrificed to pay for her sins. So far, the victims have been strangers. But as a cunning, cold-blooded killer grows bolder, Samantha wonders in dread if she will be the next to die…

I absolutely loved “Hot Blooded.” I do not read many thriller or suspense novels but this one caught my eye (I think it was the title and my mind in the gutter) and I am so glad that it did. The tension between Sam and Ty, the fear of being stalked, and the unexpected twists and turns make this book impossible to put down. Plus, I am fascinated with New Orleans. I have never been but would love to visit and now I almost feel as I have visited the Mardi Gras town.

Jackson wrote a follow-up book, “Cold Blooded” which carries on where “Hot Blooded” left off with Detectives Bentz and Montoya chasing another serial killer. Lisa Jackson has made her mark in the literary world by writing over 50 romance suspense novels and another 50 in other genres. You can check out all of her novels at her official website at www.lisajackson.com .

Have you read “Hot Blooded?” Or any of her other novels? Which one is your favorite? Please leave me a comment. I love hearing from you.