Blood and Money Author:Thomas Thompson This is a shattering, powerful story. It begins in 1969 when one of Houston's most celebrated young women falls mysteriously ill in a great colonial mansion. She is Joan Robinson Hill, a society horsewoman of world rank and the much photographed wife of Dr. John Hill, a talented and ambitious plastic surgeon. Together they are the quintessential... more » Texans--the larger-than-life Texans of myth. Rich, attractive, reckless. Their story moves at an unrelenting pace from the moneyed elegance of River Oaks, one of America's most exclusive confines, deep into the brutal and deadly underbelly of society, the world of professional killers.
Blood and Money is many stories and many themes: greed, violence, abuse of power, a vengeful old man's obsessive love for his daughter, a doctor's turbulent quest for acclaim, a prostitute's tragic liason with a fledgling assassin.« less