Sean Coleman is back in the latest thriller from John A. Daly, set in the mountains of Winston, Colorado. Six months after the murder of his uncle, Sean is trying to get his life together. He's stopped drinking, he's taking better care of himself, and he's working hard to keep a fledgling security business afloat. At a blood plasma bank Sean frequents to earn extra income, he meets the distraught relative of Andrew Carson, a man who went missing weeks earlier on the other side of the state, with a pool of blood in the snowy driveway of his home as the only clue to the man's fate. Sean decides to help in the search for Carson and quickly finds himself immersed in a world of deception, desperation, and danger---a world in which nothing is what it seems, and few can get out of with their lives.
A lifelong Coloradoan, along with his wife and two children, John Daly graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in business administration and computer information systems.
With a thirst for creative expression that went beyond the logic and absolutes of computer programming, John developed an interest in writing.
He currently writes political, cultural, and media analysis columns for a national news website.
People who know me probably figured out that my renewed interest in vinyl records over the past few years contributed to this paragraph in Blood Trade. What might not be as obvious is the significance of Johnny Cash's classic hit, "I Walk the Line." Beyond just being a great song by an iconic performer, the lyrics accurately describe Sean Coleman — a standoffish observer of life who's struggling with the pain of past relationships. They also foreshadow what Sean's later willing to do to help the character Jessica (a possible love interest).
Blood Trade: A Sean Coleman Thriller
The crisp tune of Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” poured out through a pair of speakers stationed on opposite sides of the room. Sean had always liked the warm sound of vinyl, but the only records he owned were those that he inherited from his uncle. Sean didn’t have an ear for country music, which was all Zed had listened to, but Johnny Cash never struck him as quite fitting into that genre. So, one of Cash’s greatest-hits albums was the only one that wasn’t still collecting dust on the shelf above Sean’s desk.