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The National Rare Blood Association is suspected of laundering money to terrorist groups. When Private Investigator Mark Matthews and FBI Agent Susan Harrigan collect evidence against the NRBA, they became willing combatants in the “War on Terror”.

John Portman, Director of Security for the NRBA is equally intent on avoiding detection. He traces Mark’s and Susan’s probe into the NRBA’s computer to Susan, resulting in her kidnapping, torture, being shot and left for dead in an abandoned warehouse. The abduction prompts Special Agent in Charge, Dennis Peterson to recruit Mark as a Special Agent to help in the hunt for Susan. His lover, Susan Harrington, has been abducted and his highly developed techniques for locating missing persons are needed to find her.

Mark successfully locates the building where Susan is being held and a FBI raid rescues her in the nick of time. The information she and Mark uncovered is sufficient for the FBI to shut down the NRBA and Portman is killed during the shootout that follows.

But, the story doesn’t end there. The romance between Susan and Mark continues while Susan recovers and Mark undergoes FBI training at Quantico, however, unknown to both, Portman’s assistant Mel Tarkington is hell bent on revenge. He targets Susan as being responsible for the collapse of the NRBA. He stalks her, waiting for the right opportunity to penetrate the shield of protection the FBI erects around her.

The ending to this fast paced suspense/thriller will surprise you.

BLOOD MONEY is available from Untreed Reads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, February 6, 2012
By M.B. Russell – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Blood Money (Kindle Edition)
I was impressed with the detail in this mystery causing me to wonder if the writer had inside information. The book completely held my attention to the surprising end. This end left me believing there is another book to follow. I can’t wait.

5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Money, January 13, 2012
By Jack King “Author of Suspense” (in from the cold) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Blood Money (Kindle Edition)

A page turner from start to finish. Blood Money satisfies a reader on all fronts of the thriller genre – from mystery, to action, and current affairs thrown in.

When FBI agents Mark Matthews and Susan Harrington catch a scent of wrongdoing in the National Rare Blood Association they soon find themselves stepping on the toes of the worst of the worst – an enemy within. In the race against time they get involved in the war on terror, squaring off against an arch enemy that has made it his personal quest to stop them.

Mr. Janssen created fascinating characters and a nail-biting plot. This is a writer who has entered the thriller genre with a bang.

Blood Money is bloody good!

4.0 out of 5 stars High-pitched action, November 22, 2011
By revcc (Ohio) – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Blood Money (Kindle Edition)

I enjoyed Blood Money; it has all the hallmarks of a good read. There’s a solid plot which takes a couple of unexpected twists, good character development and a pace that kept me engaged throughout. There is high pitched action and suspense, some jarring drama, even a bit of love, both sexual and romantic. When I finished the book I was not ready for it to be over. Hopefully there’ll be another installment so I can rejoin the Mark Matthews saga. I think he’s going to be an interesting guy to spend some time with.

5.0 out of 5 stars BLOOD MONEY, January 20, 2012
By Laverne – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Blood Money (Kindle Edition)

Absolutely “Riveting” Novel. I couldn’t put it down. I loved the constant intrigue and sudden surprises. Just my type of Mystery novel. I would love to see more books from this Author K. J. Janssen in the futre. A “MUST” read.

By Walter Manning, Jr. – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Blood Money (Kindle Edition)

What a book, what a writer. I’ve been reading thrillers for over forty years. Some of the greats I’ve been reading, just don’t have it any more. Then along comes this fresh new writer K. J. Janssen. I didnt know about “Blood Money” until I finished his second novel “Hampton Manor”, which was on a different theme, but a fantastic story. I couldn’t put it down.

“Blood Money” was his debut novel. It has a gripping Prologue, believeable characters and tackles a real-life situation in the FBI’s War on Terror. Special Agent Mark Matthews is both believable and likeable. The Authors command of writing brings out your emotions for the heros and against the bad guys; especially Mel Tarkington. I don’t want to give away any of the the plot. You’ll have to find out for yourself, how this thriller turns out. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.

I hope K. J. Janssen will be around for a long time. I’m looking for sequels and the sooner the better.



Ken’s debut novel centers on the exploits of Mark Matthews, a private investigator turned FBI agent. In Blood Money Mark helps topple an association funneling money to terrorist organizations. Blood Money was published as an e-book in November, 2011. It has five-star reviews on Amazon, including one from Jack (Spywriter) King.

Hampton Manor is a multi-genre work about three generations of the Hampton family and their interactions with five townspeople in the peaceful community of Old Brooking, Connecticut. When one of the five hires an assassin to kill Adam Hampton and his father and to burn Hampton Manor to the ground, the resulting sequence of events leaves the town of Old Brooking reeling. Hampton Manor is an emotionally suspenseful and compelling read. It was published as an e-book 4/12/2012. Hampton Manor also has five-star reviews on Amazon, including Jack King.

Fatal Dose, the second Mark Matthews Mystery exposes a drug mafia distributing counterfeit prescription drugs. Agents are being murdered and an old nemisis returns. Mark at his best.

Secret Armageddon, Ken’s latest novel, exposes the secret battle for the consciousness of men. The battle is between Super Consciousness and the Collective Unconscious; the survival of the world being the ultimate prize. The protagonist is portrayed by Reverend Aaron Masters, minister of the New Thought Metaphysical Center. Secret Armageddon is about new ways of thinking, from birth to death.

Ken has epublished several short stories at Nights and Weekends, Writing Raw and Long Story Short.

He lives in Ohio, with his wife Jeannette and can be contacted at