John Jordan Series

A conflicted ex-cop who now wears a clerical collar investigates baffling cases of murder in these beloved, acclaimed, and bestselling suspenseful mysteries by New York Times Bestselling and award-winning author Michael Lister.

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Power in the Blood

Ex-cop John Jordan, now a prison chaplain in the Florida Panhandle, witnesses the bloody death of Potter Correctional Institution inmate Ike Johnson. But what exactly did he witness? Murder, accident, or suicide? Jordan discovers that in the closed society of captives and captors no act goes unseen, and no one takes kindly to a cop in a collar. He soon finds his reputation, his career, and even his life are at stake.

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Blood of the Lamb

John Jordan’s search for the peace that has so long eluded him is interrupted by an unimaginable murder. Attempting to be a good man in a very bad place while also maintaining his shaky sobriety, John investigates the murder of the seven year-old adopted daughter of ex-con turned televangelist, Bobby Earl Caldwell, a murder committed in John’s own locked office while Bobby Earl conducts a service in the Potter Correctional Institution chapel.

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Flesh and Blood

In this diverse collection of cases, John investigates the Shroud of Turin, a pregnant virgin, a daring prison break, a Hurricane Katrina orphan who might just be the Second Coming, a desperate woman who sleeps with one too many men, a bloody body on the rec yard, a mystery that turns on a single observation, and a murder in which John himself is the prime suspect—all this as he deals with depression and battles alcoholism.

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The Body and the Blood

An Impossible Crime. An Improbable Detective. A thrilling case that takes locked-room murder mystery to a whole new level! 

In one of the most baffling murder cases of his career, John Jordan actually witnesses an impossible murder—one he would swear couldn’t have happened had he not seen it with his own eyes.

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Blood Sacrifice

John Jordan investigates the death of a troubled young woman undergoing exorcism – a case he’s uniquely qualified to investigate. 

Following a particularly brutal and costly case, John Jordan goes to a secluded retreat center and encounters one of the most bewildering and haunting cases of his career—the suspicious death of a troubled and sexualized young woman undergoing an exorcism.

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Rivers to Blood

An escaped inmate. A shocking lynching. A harrowing river rescue. A thrilling mystery featuring a detective like no other! 

John Jordan searches for an escaped prisoner, investigates a shocking murder, and confronts a sadist forcing his victims violate themselves —all while trying to take care of his family, friends, and those in his care.

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Innocent Blood

When John Jordan was twelve years old, he came face-to-face with the man who went to prison for the Atlanta Child Murders. Six years later, John returns to Atlanta to discover the truth. 

As he battles his demons and embarks on his first murder investigation, Jordan learns the ropes from the one and only Harry Bosch. 

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Blood Money

The body of a young woman propped against a prison fence. A series of suicides with a unique calling card. A stolen corpse. A young man fighting for his life. A single mother who has lost her only child. 

Perplexing puzzles and people in need are John Jordan’s specialties. 
 

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Blood Moon

Running. A daring escape. A race against time. Locked in with a vicious, relentless killer. Can John save the life of the woman he loves?

The stakes have never been higher. Success seems impossible. Failure unimaginable. All in a single night beneath a Blood Moon!

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Blood Cries

A young John Jordan continues his investigation into the Atlanta Child Murders, interviews Wayne Williams, investigates the disappearance of Cedric Porter, and uncovers a series of murders with devastating consequences.

Witness the beginning of one of crime fiction’s most fascinating detectives. Every great character has a past, and ex-cop turned prison chaplain turned cop again John Jordan’s is equal doses tragedy and inspiration. 

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Blood Oath

John Jordan is once again carrying a gun and a badge—and he’s going to need them. Balancing family life with being a cop and a prison chaplain takes grit and grace—and John has plenty of both. Working two cases that may or may not be connected, John is investigating the disappearance of a young army ranger home on leave and one of the most sadistic serial killers he’s ever encountered. 

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Blood Work

Did America’s most notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy, kill Janet Leigh Lester? 
On the same weekend Janet was crowned Miss Valentine at the pageant and Queen at the Sweethearts dance, she disappeared, her car found in an empty field, its interior covered in blood. 
The case, known as the Broken Heart Murder, is decades cold now, but a new clock is ticking and John Jordan has one last chance to get it right.
 

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Cold Blood

Randa Raffield crashed her car on a secluded stretch of Highway 98 near the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of miles from where she was thought to be.

A witness who came upon the scene moments after the accident, testified that Randa was fine and not in need of assistance. Seven minutes later when the first Gulf County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the car, Randa was gone, vanished without a trace.

She has never been seen again.