Ellen Randall Andersen was well on her way to becoming the first woman president of the United States when she is gunned down by a would-be assassin. In the aftermath, an unspeakable secret long held by Andersen, one that if made public would surely derail her quest for the White House, threatens to surface. Andersen is determined, at any cost, to see that it doesn't happen. In Bloodlines, author Joseph DiLalla takes the reader on a journey into the cutthroat world of big league politics and exposes its slimy underbelly. He weaves a tale rich with suspense and that is full of surprises in a classic battle of good over evil.