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In this intense sequel to "Dead Man's Rule," Karl and Gunnar Bjornsen have built a pharmaceutical empire from the ground up. Now they are developing a revolutionary new drug, a neural stimulant that increases strength and intelligence, but its potential for success is rapidly destroying them. Warring for control of the company and the drug, Karl sues Gunnar, and Gunnar hir...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Kregel Publications
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Don Maker
In a lot of ways, “Blood Brothers” (unfortunately, not a good title for this) is a lot like a John Grisham novel, only more intricate. You can read the synopsis, so I won’t bother. It is clear Rick Acker did his homework on a lot of subjects, based on his own background in the California DA’s office, and all of the details about the pharmaceutical industry, the rich broads who run society charities, the law, and even the stories about the berserkers, sound authentic. The plot keeps moving, and i...more
Nora St Laurent
Apr 22, 2008 Nora St Laurent rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone It's a real eye opener
BLOOD BROTHERS
By Rick Acker
Published by Kregel Publications
359 pages
ISBN# 978-0-8254-2007-8

Back Cover: In this intense sequel to Dead Man’s Rule, lawyer Ben Corbin finds himself caught between feuding brothers Karl and Gunnar Bjornsen. Having built a pharmaceutical empire from the ground up, the Bjornsen brothers are now developing a revolutionary new drug, a neutral stimulant that increases strength and intelligence. But its potential for success is rapidly destroying them. Warring for control...more
Marliss
I know what "berserk" means now... Both Dead Man's Rule and this book deal with just-inside-the-realm-of-possibility biological issues. This book totally fits in with the current climate of doing the best one can to forestall aging and be in the best possible physical condition as long as possible.

There was some gruesomeness, just so you know, but it was handled very well, in my opinion.

As with the first in this series, the characters are well-drawn and deep. Enjoyable read.
 Katy
LOOOOOOOOVE it, really fast-paced although it took me 3 months to finish it (thanks to exams).

Recommended to all :)
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Rick Acker writes novels during his commute to and from his “real job” as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. His unit prosecutes corporate fraud lawsuits of the type described in his new book, When the Devil Whistles, which award-winning author Colleen Coble describes as “a legal thriller you won’t want to miss!”

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