Blood Work

Blood Work

Large Print - 1998
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Bestselling author Michael Connelly grabs his audience again with Blood Work; a searing, blood-pumping thriller.

FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement renovating his fishing boat, following a heart transplant. The calm waters of Los Angeles Harbor soothe his healing heart, until a column in the Los Angeles Times unites him with the sister of his donor.

Wracked with guilt over the fact that he's alive because another woman was murdered, McCaleb launches a private investigation into his donor's murder.

This search leads him to a crime more horrific than anything he had ever encountered as a serial killer investigator for the FBI.

Publisher: Rockland, Mass. : Wheeler Pub., 1998
ISBN: 9781568956220
1568956223
Branch Call Number: LP CON
Characteristics: 538 p. (large print) ; 24 cm

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jackalopeala
Oct 14, 2015

One of the best novels I have read. The kind of book you can stay up all night reading & be glad you did. Excellent writing, great characters, & lots of twists that work. Read it & enjoy.

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QED
Aug 16, 2014

If you saw the movie you are going to love this book!!!

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wilqser
May 01, 2013

Excellent serial killer, FBI novel. About a ex- FBI man recently retired - who recently had a heart transplant - doing one last job when the sister of his donor was brutally shot point-blank in a grocery store. I highly recommend it. The story was well spaced, an easy read, and compelling. Very good. Would like to read more of Michael Connelly.

hermlou Jan 14, 2010

Connelly doesn't know how to write a bad book. Terry is a former FBI agent who has received a heart transplant, and that hooks the reader right away. The seond hook is that a beautiful woman asks him to find the murderer of her sister, who was the donor of his heart. The book has action, but most of all it has rational thinking and a clever plot.

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

good book - bad movie

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AdrienneC
Aug 12, 2005

One of Connelly''s best novels, BLOOD WORK follows former FBI agent Terrill (Terry) McCaleb, recovering from a heart transplant, as he searches for the murderer of the woman whose heart he received. Tense, taught and masterfully written, BLOOD WORK was the first of Connelly''s books that I read, and remains my favourite. Winner of the Grand Prix (highest honour for a mystery novel in France), and the Anthony and Macavity Awards in 1998. Don''t bother with the 2002 movie adaptation; it differs monumentally from the book in many elemental ways -- including the villain and the ending(!).

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Although retired FBI agent Terrell McCaleb is recovering from a heart transplant operation, he finds himself investigating the murder of an intriguing woman's sister. He lands on the trail of a killer whose crimes are more baffling and horrifying than anything he has ever faced.

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