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Blood Red Deceit

Blood Red Deceit

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 By Steve Rush

Gold medals and fame personify the life Angel Meade wants people to see until a pint of blood Ridge Warner donates to keep her alive alters her future and darkens life’s luster to a permanent eclipse over her soul.

Ridge meets the unexpected in Woodland Park, Colorado, three days before their wedding when he learns more than he cares to know about his fiancée after he agrees to investigate a murder where an IED exploded at the scene.

The matter intensifies when Angel’s best friend discovers evidence linking Angel to the murder and IED, which draws Ridge back into the case in search of the reason for Angel’s treachery.

Experience the suspense and unexpected climax in Blood Red Deceit as it shows how one person’s ambition succumbs to the relentless grip of deceit.


 In author Steve Rush’s fast-paced Blood Red Deceit, we follow forensic expert, Ridge Warner. Actually, it’s more like we race to keep up. He thwarts a purse snatcher, escapes a bombing, and an attempted assassination while trying to prepare for his upcoming wedding day. Then he’s asked to assist in the investigation of the local pastor’s murder. What could go wrong? As it happens, lots.

—J. D. Webb, Author of Shepherd’s Pie, Her Name is Mommy,
Moon over Chicago and Incredible Witness,
all published by Wings ePress.


Blood Red Deceit by renowned forensic crime scene expert, Steve Rush, will keep you on the edge of your seat. Join protagonist Ridge Warner as he struggles to stay alive while unraveling the complicated mystery of who exactly is trying to kill him and why. Rush's scientific background and police experience mesh perfectly with his talent for compelling storytelling to product a page-turner you won't be able to put down. It's a thrill a minute.

—Michael A. Black, author of the Trackdown series,
most recently Devil’s Vendetta, Devil’s Breed, Devil’s Reckoning,
and soon to be released Devils Lair.


To call this a thriller is a huge understatement. Whiplash pace, high octane, high body count. I lost track of the betrayals in the labyrinth of the plot.

—Lynnette Baughman, author of Lost Almost.


Blood Red Deceit is tense, sharp-edged, tight, and will keep you up deep into the night. Highly recommended.

—DP Lyle, award-winning author of the Jake Longly
and Cain/Harper thriller series


Rush has produced a mysterious thriller loaded with twists, turns, red herrings, and questions that will keep readers flipping the pages. At times the reader will be unable to turn the pages fast enough.

– George Cramer, author of the New Liberty –The Hector Miguel Navarro Series


Move over Mission Impossible. Protagonist Ridge Warner promises to give Ethan Hunt a run for his money. Award-winning author Steve Rush delivers a superb thriller that only a former detective and forensic investigator possesses the chops to write. A solid mystery from the opening pages to the nail-biting conclusion. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”

—Donnell Ann Bell, Author of Black Pearl, A Cold Case Suspense,
2020 Colorado Book Award finalist and Until Dead, A Cold Case Suspense,
Best Thriller Novel, Imaginarium Convention 2023, Louisville, KY.


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