Lydia Carson is an accident waiting to happen. Strung out, she’s always running from disaster, and more often she’s running right into it. Now at seventeen, Lydia has stumbled onto real trouble. Not only has she witnessed a brutal murder perpetrated by her boyfriend, but his minions are out to make sure she doesn’t have a story to tell the police.
John Link is a former Hell’s Angel, an ex-con, trying to stay clean and sober while running a tattoo parlor from the kitchen of his trailer home. He’s also Lydia’s long-estranged father, and when both the police and her boyfriend’s thugs are hot on Lydia’s trail, Link becomes Lydia’s only hope. He seizes the change to rescue his daughter. But after a terrifying, violent clash with Lydia’s enemies, he learns that her situation is far deadlier than he had expected. Link is forced to turn to his former contacts and underworld allies, a group of hard cases only marginally less threatening than the ones he and his daughter are fleeing.
From Libertarian outposts to smoky biker bars, and across the deserts of Southern California, father and daughter being to find each other during their escape. But as they do, the secrets from Link’s past and the mistakes from Lydia’s are growing and intersecting and just might consume them both. From the highly acclaimed author of Hot Plastic, Blood Father is a gripping novel of suspense and flawed family bonds that confirms Peter Craig’s place among the best crime novelists of his generation.