The worst thing about being on the run is not knowing when you can stop. No: the worst thing about being on the run is knowing that you may never get to stop; that you will spend the rest of your life running. And the more things that you are running from, the more likely it will be that you can never quit because one thing or another will eventually catch up to you.

Jared McKenna is on the run. Hiding in Chetumal, a small city on the border of Mexico and Belize, his life has been turned upside down by events that have spiraled dangerously beyond his control. He is desperate to disappear, but there is unfinished business to attend to before he can. Now all the loose ends he has left behind are converging on him.

Throughout his professional life, first as a war correspondent and then as a crime reporter, McKenna has prepared for this moment: when the powerful people he exposes would force him to run for his life. When it came time to run Jared McKenna thought that he would be alone. When it came time to disappear, he’d didn’t count on having to take his fourteen year old son also. Father and son are on the run because they both have secrets that have put their livers in peril. When those secrets overlap it could mean the running will come to a deadly end.

This tense, fast paced thriller tells the story of a father and son on the run for their lives, pursued by relentless and savvy police, ruthless criminals and killers, and explores the bonds of family that are in fact thicker than blood.

Thicker Than Blood is searching for a publisher.