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Killing The Blood Cleaner [Kindle Edition]

Davis Hewitt
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Book Description

In Killing The Blood Cleaner, Dr. Jack Randolph has a golden and riotous existence as a young society doctor in Atlanta. His world is filled with sensuous women, private clubs and all the entitlements accorded to Atlanta’s elite. Such privilege turns his discreetly required resignation from the Centers for Disease Control into an opportunity for entry into a lucrative private medical practice. Jack looks forward to his upcoming trip to the luxurious Cloister Hotel on Sea Island, Georgia with his lithe fiancé, Annabelle.
On the Coast, two women have beautiful dreams of a more glorious existence. Cindy Jessup understands Jack’s world and craves to be released from the web of murder, lies and corruption which is her daily life in her work with Sheriff Roger Odum. Her real desire is to somehow find a way to be a lady in Atlanta and Jack could be that ticket. Nurse Tacy Crandall wonders about her future and shudders at the day she narrowly missed being raped and murdered by inmate Henry Kirk at the Georgia Maximum Security Prison in Lester, Georgia. Her friends warn her she could still end up like the unfortunate female doctor who took her place that day and urge her to quit and find a job in Atlanta or Savannah, where there would be men who could fully appreciate her intelligence and charm.
Judge Augustus Valentino and lawyer, Fitz Davis labor to contain the political power of Sheriff Odum and to somehow bring an end to the Sheriffs long running empire of corruption and drug smuggling with little success. Their efforts have long been stymied by the Sheriff’s nuanced tactics and the occasional disappearance or deaths of crucial witnesses. Fitz Davis hopes that his latest informant, Cindy Jessup will be the key to bringing the Sheriff down.
The Judge and lawyer Davis have also long been involved in a case concerning Georgia Maximum Security Prison. Over the years, Judge Valentino has issued Orders that govern every aspect of the operation of the prison. The Orders are so detailed and the Judge’s supervision so strict that hardly anything is done by the Warden or other staff without consulting the Orders or the Judge himself. The Orders are very specific on the use of force on an inmate to obtain blood samples after a sexual crime has been committed. The prison is also required to issue detailed reports as to such uses of force and to maintain a sophisticated video monitoring system should claims of excessive force arise.
Sheriff Odum and his second in command, Major Knowles are aware of Cindy’s betrayal of their organization but have little time to act. However, thanks to the largesse of the Federal government as a result of the Sheriff’s political power, they have access to an array of sophisticated military intelligence devices centered in a secluded compound on a tidal river. It would be useful to dispose of Cindy in a way that even Judge Valentino and Fitz Davis would have to admit the overwhelming evidence of pure accident caused by an outsider.
Inmate Kirk is not satisfied with the rape and murder of the prison doctor. He still has evil designs on the beautiful Nurse, Tacy Crandall. Kirk plots an escape and kidnapping of Nurse Tacy with the help of the inmate law library clerks and his knowledge of Court and prison procedures.
Soon Jack will be propelled into the lives of both these women. His wild escapades with Cindy make him an unwitting pawn of the Sheriff, and he finds himself forced to be the temporary doctor at the prison. Nurse Tacy introduces Jack to the ways of the prison and her close to nature life in Lester, Georgia. Tacy shows Jack the simple local pleasures, such as barbecue, fishing on the tidal river and Church bingo which soon escalate into an earthy love affair. Finally, Jack finds himself face to face with the evil of Henry Kirk and the inmate’s medical secret which could lead to a cure for AIDS, with Tacy’s life in the balance.


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About the Author

Davis Hewitt is a writer and attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of the murder thriller, KILLING THE BLOOD CLEANER. Davis is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia and has represented the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and their wardens, agents and employees in hundreds of cases. He has also been lead counsel in numerous large, class action suits involving the Georgia prison system. To learn more about Davis, his books and events, please visit his blog at davishewitt.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 1055 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (October 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FT9UF5M
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PAGE TURNER October 18, 2013
By dalley
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I absolutely loved this book I read it in three days and did not even notice the time pass. I love the love story the thrill of murder and scandal. This book is for everyone men and women. It is not too gory but is very exciting. It has elements of sexiness and allure. I would recommend this book to everyone. It would be a great present or a great airport read. I love the old southern vibe and the author truly makes you see the south and the prison system as well as high society in a way were you feel included in both worlds. I love the ending and the various extreme animals through out the book that makes the storyline fun and adventurous. I won't give away the ending but it is worth it to find out for yourself.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great new story set in the South. November 27, 2013
By Debbie
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Doctors, lawyers, Southern judges and Southern jailers who have seen it all - or they think they have. From lounging in the lavish private country clubs of Atlanta's Buckhead community to driving on unpaved rural roads in South Georgia and fishing along the brackish waterways in the salt marsh, where hungry gators wait for the right moment... the reader follows the main character through plenty of action. Great settings, fun characters, and lots of surprises in a fast paced narration. I could hear the accents, and almost taste the barbecue! What more could you want from a new book set in the South, written by a good storyteller?
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspenseful page turner October 15, 2013
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A great read. Every chapter keeps you guessing - that's how I like my books. I like being surprised till the end. And I really LOVE all the Atlanta references.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done! October 18, 2013
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As a rule, Southern writers just seem to naturally have the ability to make the sights and sounds of the South - salt air are off coastal marshes, cypress moss swaying in the breeze, the stifling heat and humidity of a July summer's afternoon, leap off the pages, and Davis Hewitt is no exception to that rule. Add to Davis' commendable descriptive abilities a story line woven with intrigue, tension, uncertainty, and the just the right amount of sex, and you have a very enjoyable tale from a new author. I for one eagerly look forward to Davis's next venture into the storytelling arena.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Many Details Spoil the Plot March 30, 2014
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According to his biography, Davis Hewitt is a former Georgia Assistant Attorney General who is very familiar with the Georgia legal system in general and the Department of Corrections in particular. His wealth of knowledge is on display in "Killing the Blood Cleaner." Unfortunately, that knowledge gets in the way of telling his story far too often.

The protagonist of "Blood Cleaner" is Dr. Jack Randolph, an Atlanta physician who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when he is framed for the death of a female friend, courtesy of the woman's employer, a corrupt local sheriff whom the dead woman was about to expose. Randolph agrees to serve as the doctor at the local prison, a post that has been vacant since the previous doctor was murdered by a vicious inmate. There, he gets into more trouble, courtesy of that same inmate and the sheriff.

This plot description might make it seem like the book has a fairly straightforward storyline, when, in actuality, the plot meanders all over. Hewitt apparently views his storyline as an excuse for him to reveal all manner of details about the prison system, corruption in local Georgia politics, the ins and outs of the drug trade, Atlanta high society, the Center for Disease Control, and life in the exclusive resort area of Sea Island. As an Atlanta attorney myself, I found some of this material interesting but almost all of it irrelevant to the plot (such as pages of detailed description of the layout of the maximum security prison, details that do not figure into the plot whatsoever). Others who have less of an interest and a background for the subject matter will probably find it considerably less interesting.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very nice summer novel with real people. November 17, 2013
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Good read, especially for a first novel. Jolts the relaxing beauty of the Georgia coast with the menace of dangerous prisoners. And the " hero " is not out of some fairy tale.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great story line, but..... January 22, 2014
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Do the people of Georgia speak without using contractions? I really liked the plot, but the stilted speech manners were off putting to me. Also, a Blonde bombshell nurse that flirts with the inmates? In what universe would she not be hit on every time she had to treat the heterosexual patients? Again, liked the premise of the story, just too many contradictions.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intelligently Written & Enthralling November 8, 2013
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Overall I found the book to be thoughtful, suspenseful, charming and appropriately gritty. I appreciate the Author's mastery of good old fashion story telling. Mr. Hewitt paints a vivid picture of the sordid subculture of those who work within Georgia's penal system, while simultaneously contrasting and illuminating the allure and attractions that exist in Georgia's southern coastal region.

Mr. Hewitt is able to seamlessly transport the reader from Dr. Jack Randolph's posh life where he dines with Atlanta's upper-crust to the unforgiving, cruel, and dangerous realities of institutional internment. The twist and turns that propel Dr. Randolph away from his glitzy dreams of a lucrative private medical practice into jailhouse medicine were provocative and kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next. Killing the Blood Cleaner is intelligently written and has everything that I want in a book- a well written and developed plot with intrigue, excitement and a bit of clever wittiness. I give the book two thumbs up!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Criminals you may not want to learn about
A mixture of corruption, the Georgia prison system, personal weakness and strength. Even though this stories about prison life normally don't interest me, I found this author to... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Nana
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I enjoyed this book more than I expected. Excellent attention to technical details, especially legal details and the story moved along nicely. I look forward to a 2d novel.
Published 2 months ago by Flam1ngo
5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating
Great plot! Exciting & easy to follow buildup to a very intriguing ending! I thoroughly enjoyed this book & am sure I'll read more now. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Neil Lamont
5.0 out of 5 stars I knew Davis Hewitt when we were children. I ...
I knew Davis Hewitt when we were children. I live in West Virginia in his Grandparents home town. I thought it started out alittle slow but quickly speeded up!!
Published 4 months ago by Helen Hoover
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo
This was classic Southern "Gothic" - how there are such rich characters in the Deep South that one can't believe they are true folks.. Read more
Published 6 months ago by anne
2.0 out of 5 stars Killing the Blood Cleaner
I really wanted to post a good review after reading this book however I have a lot of mixed feelings about what this book was intended to be. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Krissy Malott
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Great !
I just could not get into this book. Might be a good read for others , just didn't do it for me. Sorry.
Published 7 months ago by d mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than I expected
This book took off a little slow but once the introduction to all the characters was made, I was hooked. Exciting plot twists mixed with a little humor. Great read!
Published 8 months ago by karenintn
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent leisure read
This was a fun read for me as I like medical-themed thrillers. The main character is a bit of a moron and a sexist. Read more
Published 9 months ago by odderbuddy
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointment
The cover is enticing, as is the premise, but the story focuses more on the author's idea of hot sex than on the medical mystery. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Louise B. Richardson
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Davis Hewitt is a writer and attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of the murder thriller, KILLING THE BLOOD CLEANER. Davis is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia and has represented the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and their wardens, agents and employees in hundreds of cases. He has also been lead counsel in numerous large, class action suits involving the Georgia prison system. To learn more about Davis, his books and events, please visit his blog at http://www.davishewitt.com

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