A True Account of Family Murder
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bitter Blood comes the story of a greed so powerful it led to an unspeakable crime.
Wealthy Lieth von Stein lay dead and his wife Bonnie near death in their North Carolina home after a vicious assault with knife and baseball bat as they slept. The crime seemed totally baffling until police followed a trail that led to the charming von Stein stepson, Chris Pritchard, and his brilliant, drug-using, Dungeons-&-Dragons playing friends at N.C. State University. Blood Games is the shattering true story of degraded young minds—and a son’s gruesome greed turned horrifyingly real. Jerry Bledsoe masterfully reconstructs the bloody crime and its aftermath, as he takes us on a riveting journey into the secret twisted hearts of three young murderers.
“Haunting… addictive, chilling and a masterpiece of reportage… powerfully demonstrates that every heart is capable of darkness.” —Patricia Cornwell
“A powerful account… Mr. Bledsoe goes straight to the bigger issues.” —New York Times Book Review
“In Mr. Bledsoe’s hands, a mega-load of inert facts becomes a human story of hurricane force.” —Raleigh News & Observer
“Devastating… a brilliant account.” —Publishers Weekly