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Michael Connelly : Blood Work

Author: Michael Connelly
Title: Blood Work
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 528
Date: 1998-10-01
ISBN: 0446602620
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Latest: 2014/12/07
Weight: 0.53 pounds
Size: 1.0 x 4.25 x 6.75 inches
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A retired FBI agent investigates the death of heart transplant donor. Review
Michael Connelly has been attracting fans by the droves with his hard-boiled, edgy thrillers. A former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Connelly combines a poet's ear for language with a deep understanding of the criminal mind to create dark, dramatic stories that raise the thriller genre to a new level.

In Blood Work, Connelly introduces a new character, Terry McCaleb, who was a top man at the FBI until a heart ailment forced his early retirement. Now he lives a quiet life, nursing his new heart and restoring the boat on which he lives in Los Angeles Harbor. Although he isn't looking for any excitement, when Graciela Rivers asks him to investigate her sister Gloria's death, her story hooks him immediately: the new heart beating in McCaleb's chest is Gloria's.

As McCaleb investigates the evidence in the case, the suspected randomness of the crime gives way to an unsettling suspicion of a twisted intelligence behind the murder. Soon McCaleb finds himself on the trail of a killer more horrifying than anything he ever encountered before.

Reviews: Jean L (USA: KS) (2010/11/29):
I liked this book and plan to read the rest of this series. This is the first of the series featuring Terry McCaleb, a former FBI man recuperating from a heart transplant, in Los Angeles.
It won 1989 Anthony Award for Best Mystery and 1999 Macavity Award for Best Novel. It was finalist 1999 Edgar Award for Best Mystery and Finalist 1999 Barry Award for Best Novel.
To sum up: it is a good one.

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