blood money

Blood Money  • Hardcover: 26.00 • Paperback: $18.95

By Chris Riedel

Acorn Publishing

BLOOD MONEY is the true legal thriller of a terrifying David vs. Goliath fight against massive healthcare fraud by a brave Whistleblower. It includes attempted murder, extortion, money-laundering, fraudsters hiding money in the Cayman Islands, gold buried in a storage container in a CEO’s backyard, an Assistant Attorney General sabotaging her state’s case, and a corrupt Governor torpedoing litigation by his own Attorney General. From Silicon Valley to the Sunshine State, in a showdown that reads like a Hollywood movie, Chris Riedel survives to share it all. His actions have resulted in more than $550 million in settlements and a court verdict… and counting.


“Probably the single greatest threat for a clinical laboratory or genetic testing company is for a whistleblower to file a qui tam action that brings in federal prosecutors and results in criminal indictments or civil settlements involved tens of millions of dollars. Now Chris Riedel, who has spent the last fifteen years fighting healthcare fraud and has secured $550 million in settlements and judgments so far for taxpayers, uses this book to draw back the curtain on how whistleblower cases start, why some cases succeed and others don’t, and what it is like to work with government prosecutors. His insights and advice are ‘must reading’ for anyone considering initiating a whistleblower case against a lab, as well as for lab owners and healthcare executives to understand what practices must be avoided to escape a crippling whistleblower lawsuit. It is also a good true crime thriller with unexpected twists and turns that will keep readers turning pages until the end of the book” – Robert L. Michel, Publisher, The Dark Report