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Derek is the bestselling author of the Cruz Marquez thrillers, which starts with Enemy in Blue: The Chase. He is also a trial attorney in Denver, Colorado. He has first and second chaired trials ranging from medical malpractice with surgeons to the detention of alleged illegal immigrants.

Derek graduated from Duke University and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. His new novel, The Room, was just released and he is working on the sequel, The Church.

Visit his website at Check out his blog on writing at Friend him on Facebook. Follow him on Twitter (@DerekBlass). You can also email him at

Brief Interview:

Why did you write this book?

Stories are often born from tragedy. Just look at all of the news inundating us on a daily basis. In my case, I came to Denver, Colorado in 2003. Pretty immediately, I got involved in the Denver Latino/a community by serving on Mayor John Hickenlooper's Denver Latino Commission. While on the Commission, we dealt with several cases involving allegations of police brutality. Just in the Latino/a community, Frank Lobato was shot and killed, Juan Vasquez was beaten to the point he suffered severe internal damages, and Michael DeHerrera was violently arrested for standing on the sidewalk. In the African-American community, Paul Childs was shot and killed by Denver police, and Marvin Booker was tazed while in custody in jail to the point that he died. These are the events that catalyzed me to write Enemy in Blue.

It should be understood that Enemy in Blue is not an indictment on all cops. There are certainly good cops. There's simply no room for ANY bad cops though. These people have the right to carry a deadly weapon and use it against us if they see fit. They have the authority to arrest us, thereby taking away our freedoms, based solely upon their discretion. So, they need to

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Enemy in Blue: The Trial (Book #2) (The Cruz Marquez Thrillers)
by Derek Blass
Book #2 in Amazon's bestselling cop thriller series! BOOK DESCRIPTION The streets aren't safe when your enemy wears a blue uniform and a gold badge. What if the good guys weren't good? What if a cop went rogue and killed an innocent man? What if it was all caught on video and the cop would do anything to cover it up? 
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Allegiance: a Border War Thriller (Book #3) (The Cruz Marquez Thrillers)
by Derek Blass
From the bestselling author of Enemy in Blue comes the next Cruz Marquez thriller!After exposing one of the most notorious rings of police corruption in history, lawyer Cruz Marquez planned on starting a new life south of the border. That plan unraveled when an extremist group of Minutemen captured and tortured him and his wife. Will...
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The Room: A Suspense Thriller
by Derek Blass
"The Room is a compelling story of possession, evil, and the struggle of a family dealing with the unknown." ____________________ Don and Faith Paxton just moved into the house of their dreams--a 1929 remodel. Add a great job and two vibrant twins, and there's nothing else a family could ask for. Except for some peace. Before the...
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Enemy in Blue: The Chase (Book #1) (The Cruz Marquez Thrillers)
by Derek Blass
Amazon's bestselling cop thriller, Enemy in Blue!  PRAISE FOR ENEMY IN BLUE"The plot is as gripping as it is chilling. The story flows smoothly, and each chapter ends with the perfect amount of suspense to keep you wanting more. A fantastic and exciting read, as I could not put the book down." -B.Burton"A great first thriller for this...
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