Rich Blood

By | September 6, 2022

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Robert Bailey comes a compelling legal thriller about a lawyer who takes on his sister’s case—and confronts small-town secrets and family skeletons.

Attorney Jason Rich has made a fortune off other people’s bad luck. His billboard slogan—“In an accident? Get Rich!”—accosts motorists on highways from Alabama to Florida. As ambulance chasers go, he’s exceptional.

But after a recent divorce and a stint in rehab, Jason has hit a rough patch. And things only get worse when his sister, Jana, is accused of her husband’s murder. Even though Jason has no experience trying criminal cases, Jana begs him to represent her.

Jason has mixed feelings about returning to Lake Guntersville, Alabama—and even more reservations about diving back into his sister’s life. Between the drugs, the affairs, and a tendency to gaslight everyone in her inner circle, Jana has plenty of enemies in town.

But did Jana hire someone to kill her husband? Jason isn’t so sure. He heads back to his hometown to unravel the truth and face off against opponents old and new.


Praise for Rich Blood

Rich Blood is a deliciously clever legal thriller that keeps you turning pages fast and furious. Robert Bailey’s latest is wildly entertaining.” —Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Praise for The Wrong Side

“Bailey expertly ratchets up the suspense as the plot builds to a surprise punch ending. Readers will impatiently await the next in the series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Social tensions redoubled by race intensify a workmanlike mystery.” Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Robert Bailey

The Professor is that rare combination of thrills, chills, and heart. Gripping from the first page to the last.” —Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump

“Robert Bailey is a thriller writer to reckon with. His debut novel has a tight and twisty plot, vivid characters, and a pleasantly down-home sensibility that will remind some readers of adventures in Grisham-land. Luckily, Robert Bailey is an original, and his skill as a writer makes the Alabama setting all his own. The Professor marks the beginning of a very promising career.” —Mark Childress, author of Georgia Bottoms and Crazy in Alabama

“Taut, page turning, and smart, The Professor is a legal thriller that will keep readers up late as the twists and turns keep coming. Set in Alabama, it also includes that state’s greatest icon, one Coach Bear Bryant. In fact, the Bear gets things going with the energy of an Alabama kickoff to Auburn. Robert Bailey knows his state, and he knows his law. He also knows how to write characters that are real, sympathetic, and surprising. If he keeps writing novels this good, he’s got quite a literary career before him.” —Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys / October Sky, a New York Times #1 bestseller

“Bailey’s solid second McMurtrie and Drake legal thriller (after 2014’s The Professor)…provides enough twists and surprises to keep readers turning the pages.” Publishers Weekly

“A gripping legal suspense thriller of the first order, Between Black and White clearly displays author Robert Bailey’s impressive talents as a novelist. An absorbing and riveting read from beginning to end.” —Midwest Book Review

“Take a murder, a damaged woman, and a desperate daughter, and you have the recipe for The Last Trial, a complex and fast-paced legal thriller. Highly recommended.” —D. P. Lyle, award-winning author

The Final Reckoning is explosive and displays every element of a classic thriller: fast pacing, strong narrative, fear, misery, and transcendence. Bailey proves once more that he is a fine writer with an instinct for powerful white-knuckle narrative.” Southern Literary Review

“A stunning discovery, a triple twist, and dramatic courtroom scenes all make for a riveting, satisfying read in what might well be Bailey’s best book to date…Legacy of Lies is a grand story with a morality-tale vibe, gripping and thrilling throughout. It showcases Bailey once more as a writer who knows how to keep the suspense high, the pacing fast, the narrative strong, the characters compellingly complex, and his plot full of white-knuckle tension and twists.” Southern Literary Review

“Inspiring…Sharp in its dialogue, real with its relationships, and fascinating in details of the game, The Golfer’s Carol is that rarest of books—one you will read and keep for yourself while purchasing multiple copies for friends.” —Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift

From the Publisher

Better Call Saul meets Greg Iles in this incredible series starter from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Robert Bailey. Jason Rich is one of those rare characters who’s both flawed and captivating. I couldn’t stop reading as I followed him through the incredible twists and turns this story took.

Billboard attorney Jason Rich has built himself a prominent personal injury practice. He prides himself on settling cases and never going to trial, but when his sister, Jana, is accused of murdering her husband, he returns to his hometown to represent her—a person he’s kept at arm’s length for years. Jana is manipulative and cruel, and made most of Jason’s life miserable. Personal feelings aside, it’s his job to follow the facts of the case, and right now, all the evidence points at her.

But Jana is his family, and Jason’s going to do his best to protect her. He may not like his sister, but when push comes to shove, he’ll defend her until the end. After all, blood is thicker than water.

—Megha Parekh, Editor

About the Author

Robert Bailey is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Bocephus Haynes series, which includes The Wrong Side and Legacy of Lies, as well as the award-winning McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers series, which includes The Final ReckoningThe Last TrialBetween Black and White, and The Professor. He is also the author of the inspirational novel The Golfer’s CarolRich Blood is his eighth novel. For the past twenty-three years, Bailey has been an attorney in Huntsville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife and three children. For more information, please visit

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09DYFQPNX
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (September 1, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 1, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5248 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 379 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled

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