Fiction, Military, Politics: Blood Stripe

by Gina DiNicolo

ASIN: B01742TW8W

ASIN: B01742TW8W

Free Kindle Download: 1st - 5th Jan 2016.

Fiction, Military, Politics: Blood Stripe - The Susanna Marcasi Chronicles Kindle Edition.

It is the first spring of the new millennium. Susanna Marcasi prowls Washington, D.C., looking for lost love. Thoughts of her brutal New Orleans youth haunt her. She suffers physical and mental anguish stemming from a so-called "accident" of which she has no memory and believes something more occurred.

The banished Marine Corps officer receives a surprise 3 a.m. call. She meets estranged Lori O'Reilly. Susanna senses an opportunity for redemption and truth and agrees to unravel the apparent suicide of Lori's lover, Joe Earhardt

While stringing at a White House ceremony, Susanna surprises Naval Academy classmate Mike Singleton. The carnage from a bitter lovers' struggle has kept the couple apart until now. Singleton, on a special tour with the Defense Intelligence Agency, hunts Earhardt for suspicious liaisons.

Susanna finders herself toe-to-toe with Manfred Stahl, a man to whom all are beholden and whom a cowering president has crowned defense secretary. Stahl's unabashed lust for power and emotional instability are eclipsed only by his vile and vindictive nature.

She waged war with the senator and Marine War hero on the Hill, but feels their relationship may transcend Washington. She has learned the powerful have secrets and Stahl has his share. Susanna has worked to decipher the disappearance of billions targeted for New Orleans' aging levees. Her spot-on funding query enrages the new cabinet secretary-cum-clandestine paramilitary broker, sending the two on the deadly collision course they shared a lifetime earlier.

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"Brilliant ... Challenging ... Courageous ..."

- Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer and author of WAR SONGS

"Gina Maria DiNicolo's "Blood Stripe" is a journey into the heart of darkness ... This novel heralds the arrival of a mighty talent in fiction; bold, daring, and devastatingly unafraid."

- John J. Kelly, Cincinnati City Beat, Amazon Reviewer

"This is a great suspense tale for all audiences but it will especially grab those who love the Marine Corps, hate Congress, and worry about America's adversaries ... This is a breakthrough book ..."

- Robert F. Dorr, Military writer. Author of 'Hitler's Time Machine' and many more titles

"'Blood Stripe' is a heart-pounding military thriller with sex, politics and intrigue that grabs the reader in a headlock and never lets up."
- Jess Todtfeld, Former Producer FOX News, NBC and ABC-TV;

President, Success in Media, Inc.

"'Blood Stripe' reads like a movie, yet it feels like real life.... Gina ... has ... written a fast-moving, action-packed shocker ... an emotional rollercoaster from elation to utter despair ... masterfully intertwines seemingly divergent elements to give readers a book they will find hard to put down."
- Robert Curbeam, former astronaut and U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1984

From the Back Cover

As sleaze oozes from the Pentagon over the levees of New Orleans, fallen Senate chief Susanna Marcasi unravels a bizarre suicide. The banished Marine and Naval Academy alum finds a web of corruption and must take on a man to whom all are beholden, Defense Secretary Manfred Stahl.

As Marcasi searches for answers, she strives to reclaim what evil has taken from her. Old wounds reopen and lost love reappears. The Gordian knot of misdirection, malfeasance, and murder rests in her hands. Can she bring down the cloistered power brokers and legislative pickpockets deep within the military's superstructure and survive?


is a military historian and award-winning journalist who has written on military topics for nearly two decades. She was a contributing editor at Military Officer magazine, where more than twenty of her stories graced the publication's cover. She is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in history and was an officer in the Marine Corps. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

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