Story Plant paperback 

ISBN: 978-0-981956-88-6

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-0-9819568-2-4

Publication date: March 16, 2010

352 pages

“Blood of my Brother is exciting, full of passion both of hate and love. It is a story that will captivate and keep you in your easy chair reading until you reach the satisfying conclusion. It is a great book deserving of a 9 out of 10 rating.”

– Mainly Mysteries

Jay Cassio is a loner, a brooder who does not know that only love can save him until it's almost too late.

Enslaved by a brutal master, Isabel Perez' heart and spirit are about to die when she meets Jay Cassio, whose only friend has been killed by the same people who have ruined her life. Together they set out for revenge and redemption.

When Jay Cassio’s best friend is murdered in a job clearly done by professionals, the walls that he has built to protect himself from the world of others begin to shatter. Dan Del Colliano had been his confidante and protector since the men were children on the savage streets of Newark, New Jersey. When Dan supports and revives Jay after Jay’s parents die in a plane crash, their bond deepens to something beyond brotherhood, beyond blood. Now Jay, a successful lawyer, must find out why Dan died and find a way to seek justice for his murder.

Isabel Perez has lived a life both tainted and charmed since she was a teenager in Mexico. She holds powerful sway over men and has even more powerful alliances with people no one should ever try to cross. She desperately wants her freedom from the chains these people have placed on her. When Jay catapults into her world, their connection is electric, their alliance is lethal, and their future is anything but certain.


Once again, James LePore has given us a novel of passions, intense moral complexities, and irresistible thrills. Filled with characters you will embrace and characters you will fear, Blood of My Brother is a story about a quest for revenge and redemption you won’t soon forget.

“Blood of My Brother is a fast-paced thriller with twists and turns that defy reason. James LePore has again written a novel of suspense showing his maturing style is in even better form. A best seller for sure for those who love thrillers and a good mystery!”
– Crystal Book Reviews


Blood of my Brother 

James LePore


“A tense thriller.”

– The Mystery Gazette

“I love a good suspense novel, and that's exactly what I got with James LePore's Blood of my Brother…. This is a fast paced novel that will catch you right from the beginning…. All of the characters bring something different and intriguing to the table, and you'll follow some twists and turns as you are introduced to each of them. James LePore has delivered a great novel for those who love thrillers and suspense! Definitely check this one out!”

– Confessions of a Real Librarian

“It’s the action that keeps you turning the pages, but it’s the bigger issues LePore works into the story that will keep you thinking even after you’ve finished.”
– Musings of an All-Purpose Monkey


Blood of My Brother will give you your money’s worth…maybe a little more! I cannot wait to see what Mr. LePore has in store next.”
– Cheryl’s Book Nook


Blood of my Brother is an exciting thriller that will prove hard to put down.”

– Midwest Book Review

“Grips the reader right from the start…. For all those lovers of crime fiction, I say go for it. Blood of My Brother is well worth it.”

– Everything Distills Into Reading

“There were good guys I liked, bad guys I despised, and enough action and suspense to keep me turning the pages.”

– Whimpulsive


“An intense book, right up until the end…. Blood of My Brother is suspenseful read, one I couldn't wait to see how it would end.”

– Musings of a Bookish Kitty


“There is a shocking revelation in this book that had me saying 'no way!' Secrets are revealed, truths come to light and the plot takes twists and turns as the suspense builds…. The book was unputdownable toward the end.”

– The Bookworm


“If you enjoy a good thriller with twists, grab a copy of Blood Of My Brother. You won’t be disappointed.”

– The Book Faery

“There wasn’t a lot of plot contrivance and coincidence in this tale to make things turn out nicely for everyone; instead, LePore takes the time to write carefully and inventively to twist the tale to a natural and believable conclusion that readers will appreciate.”

– Raging Bibliomania


“A fast-paced, enthralling, and thrilling read…. LePore is definitely one to look out for in the future.”

– Lost for Words


“The book had a great story line that pulls you in right from the start and keeps a hold of you until the end.”

– Chrissy’s World of Books


“I’d highly recommend you check out James LePore's novels if you're a fan of thrillers and suspense with a touch of the political mixed in. His writing is extremely polished and precise. LePore is an exceptionally gifted storyteller whose writing career I will follow through its entirety.”

– Steph The Bookworm

“Author James LePore is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the thriller genre, and Blood of My Brother proves it with a twisting, multifaceted plot that entertains and keeps readers guessing at every turn. He only gets better with each new book, and I plan on buckling in for the ride.”

– Nights and Weekends

“Readers of taut action will thrill over Blood of My Brother's chase sequences and rundowns with a Mexican drug cartel, while those readers who enjoy suspense stories with a bit of mystery will find no complaints. Blood of My Brother whet my appetite for action, excitement and international intrigue and I was left satiated upon the book's conclusion. I would recommend Blood of My Brother to any reader looking for a solid story with action, intrigue and mystery. You won't be disappointed.”

– Psychotic State

New York Times bestselling author William Landay said, "Jim LePore is a great discovery." Blogcritics called his first novel, A World I Never Made, “An outstanding first novel, and a wonderful thriller.” Of his most recent novel, The Fifth Man, Tome Tender said, "This is another great read from James LePore, who seems to have a knack for writing dark, gritty and gripping scenes with characters that can make your skin crawl and will have you looking over your shoulder." LePore’s brilliance is his ability to create complex, relatable characters and place them in tense situations where their very humanity comes into question. The result is stirring fiction that hits you in the gut and the heart at the same time.