Blood Work

Blood Work

eBook - 1998
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Michael Connelly returns with a new character and a story that reaches new levels of intricacy and suspense-his most gripping work to date.Thanks to a heart transplant, retired Los Angeles-based FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has a new lease on life. Formerly a well-known media fixture as pointman for the bureau in the investigation of serial killers, he leads a quiet life now, spending his time renovating the fishing boat he lives on in the Los Angeles Harbor. His goal is simple-to finish restoring his houseboat and return to his home town on Catalina Island. But McCaleb's calm seas turn choppy when a story in the What Happened To? column of the L.A. Times brings him face to face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest. From her McCaleb learns a terrible truth: that the donor of his heart was not killed in an accident as he'd been told, but was murdered. Racked with the guilt of having lived because of someone else's murder, McCaleb springs into action. Using his FBI connections and his expertise in crime scene interpretation, he embarks on a private investigation of his donor's murder-a search leading him to a crime far more complex, and far more dangerous than he'd imagined. In BLOOD WORK, Michael Connelly is at the top of his game-delivering his most ambitious thriller yet.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c1998
Edition: Warner Books ed
ISBN: 9780759598546
Branch Call Number: e-book
Alternative Title: Library2Go

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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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