Blood Work by Michael Connelly

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...Connelly seems bent on wiring together every cliche of the mano-a-mano genre ...


New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly presents his most ambitious, most gripping achievement to date--a novel of masterly suspense and righteous obsession that will never let you go.
When Graciella Rivers steps onto his boat, ex-FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has no idea he's about to come out of retirement. He's recuperating from a heart transplant and avoiding anything stressful. But when Graciella tells him the way her sister Gloria was murdered, it leaves Terry no choice. Now the man with the new heart vows to take down a predator without a soul. For Gloria's killer shatters every rule that McCaleb ever learned in his years with the Bureau--as McCaleb gets no more second chances at life...and just one shot at the truth.

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
Published April 29, 2003 by Little, Brown and Company. 484 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Religion & Spirituality, Crime, Horror. Fiction
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Peak Rank on May 13 2012
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...Connelly seems bent on wiring together every cliche of the mano-a-mano genre ...

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Publishers Weekly


Fans of Connelly's Harry Bosch novels will feel right at home with this beautifully constructed, powerfully resonating thriller...

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Book Reporter


More than just the suspenseful thriller that we've come to expect from Connelly, this story explores the shadows of despair faced by those who wait for donor organs and the emotions McCaleb deals with...

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...some of its mysteries are less than mystifying; this reader had one of the key clues nailed down a couple hundred pages before Terry figured it out.

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Blood Work is an outstanding novel of its type, with several surprises, an unusual premise and sympathetic characters in whom our interest will continue.

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