In a rush one morning, a college professor drives over a boy on a bike, killing him. When the boy turns out to be the son of a mobster, the professor pays the ultimate price. He disappears- permanently. His death leads to more revenge killings. To stop them from escalating, the FBI turns to a former special agent who is relentless and not afraid to butt heads with the mob. The FBI brings in Ben Hawkins. Gifted but disgraced, Hawkins knows this is his chance for redemption, but he and his partner and team of investigators must move fast if they want to stop the wave of terror sweeping the country. It won't be easy. They're after two killers, one cool and polished and the other a savage psychopath. To confront them, Hawkins must first confront his own demons that led to his fall from grace. Can he prove that he's right for the job? With characters that pull you in and take you on a fast-paced ride you won't soon forget, "Blood on the Earth" is a hard-boiled crime saga that will keep you reading until the final twist.
John Lavi has a knack for turning out stories of suspense. A scriptwriter and video producer, Lavi is a University of Texas graduate and former university professor who taught the intricacies of telling stories through film. His video projects have earned him honors such as the Telly and Angel Awards. His film scripts have covered terrorism, crime, and military history. "Blood on the Earth" is his debut novel and the first entry in a planned four-part series. Lavi is married and lives in Texas with his family.