The breathtaking journey whirls readers into the fascinating worlds of forensics and cutting edge biotechnology where chilling conflict tests the human spirit. Elliott Sumner-world renowned forensic pathologist-believes the nightmare is over when the heads of seven Gilgamesh board members are found on stakes in a neat row on Mud Island. Hours later, their chairman dies at the end of a serial killer's knife. But three escape and find refuge in Cape Town, South Africa, where they are intent on resurrecting the sinister, secret society and its century-old mission to control mankind's greatest evolutionary leap. Dr. Enrique Medino-a brilliant anti-aging geneticist- uncovers a secret to life with profound implications. He dies mysteriously and his groundbreaking research is thought lost, until a portable hard drive is delivered to the mansion of billionaire patriarch-Albert Bell. The accompanying message is clear-Elliott Sumner must take the Medino biologic to the world. Doubting such fantasy, and reluctant to engage in a hopeless battle against the deadly legions of Gilgamesh, Elliott refuses to put at risk those most important to him. He resists but is soon pulled into a death spiral that confirms his worst fears. In a desperate bid to survive, Elliott embarks on a quest to crack the hard drive's code. If successful, the biologic must be produced and the world's population infused. As his doubts transform into wonder, Elliott assembles a cast of unlikely characters to accomplish their seemingly impossible mission.
The dazzling sequel to BLUFF CITY BUTCHER moves deeper into the unfathomable worlds of chilling forensics, the hunt for immortality, and a controlling, secret society—Gilgamesh. In the penumbra of a legendary serial killer, final pieces of a century old puzzle threaten to change the future of all mankind.
As the story opens, world renowned forensic pathologist Elliott Sumner attends a Christmas gala at the mansion of billionaire Albert Bell.
He watches the serial killer he hunts die moments after learning they are brothers. Attempts on his life reveal they are part of a genetic experiment and Elliott’s termination has been ordered. From shadows he races to untangle the mystery or the greatest evolutionary leap for mankind will be lost to the few. A trail of blood from Barcelona to Arequipa, Peru and back.
Forensic pathologist Elliott Sumner learns the connection between himself and a prolific serial killer holds a secret to life. One that people will kill for.
The BLUFF CITY BUTCHER steps from the fog of Memphis urban legend to throw a Midsouth community into unbridled terror that captivates the country and introduces unimaginable consequences for the world.
A billionaire family patriarch, a premier biotechnology entrepreneur, and a world renowned forensic pathologist discover they are inextricably linked to a real monster. Their lives of great privilege and rare gifts are defined by weaknesses of the heart until paths converge and each finds what has been missing.
BIO:I thSteve Bradshaw is a forensic investigator, biotech entrepreneur,
mystery/thriller author, and radio talk show host. After receiving a BA degree from
the University of Texas and training at the Institute of Forensic Sciences, Bradshaw
is the youngest forensic agent in Texas history to investigate over 3,000
unexplained deaths for the Medical Examiner’s Office.