Garland B. Johnson’s new book “I Answer When Blood Calls” is a gripping tale of betrayal and madness as a young homicide detective hunts for a diabolical serial killer

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Recent release “I Answer When Blood Calls” from Page Publishing author Garland B. Johnson is a spellbinding whodunit and a powerful story of race, justice, and a decades-long hunt for a psychopathic killer in midcentury Alabama. Sergeant Blaine Dukes, a talented and ambitious black police officer, is tasked with solving a series of gruesome cold-case murders while simultaneously trying to solve the murder of his own father in the Jim Crow South.

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Garland B. Johnson, an entrepreneur, inventor, and former United States soldier presently residing in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, has completed his new book “I Answer When Blood Calls”: a riveting crime drama that keeps the pages turning until the stunning conclusion.

“I Answer When Blood Calls” is a gripping novel set in the sleepy Southern backdrop of Alabama. A maniacal serial killer dubbed by the media the “Zigzag Slasher” initiates his murderous spree beginning in 1957. When the bloody campaign suddenly stops in the early sixties, eight women are left dead in his wake, and the only common denominator is, they are all white females. Two decades pass when Sergeant Blaine Dukes, a young, black, and confident sheriff’s detective is put in charge of a newly formed cold-case squad in the town the killings began.

Once the carnage starts again in the early eighties, Dukes must put all his efforts into finding the Zigzag Slasher while dealing with bigotry and an anxious public questioning his abilities while the nation becomes captivated by the savagery. With only scant clues left at the crime scenes, the desperate investigator must learn if this is the same killer from earlier or a deadly copycat predator. As more victims fall prey, it becomes a race against time. “I Answer When Blood Calls” is a mind-twisting roller-coaster ride whodunit that will have the reader guessing until the last pages are turned.

Published by Page Publishing, Garland B. Johnson’s gripping and potent novel is an excellent choice for avid crime fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “I Answer When Blood Calls” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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