Wracked with guilt over the fact that he's alive because another human being was killed, McCaleb embarks on a private investigation of his donor's murder - a crime as horrific as anything he ever encountered as a serial killer investigator for the FBI.
©2004 Michael Connelly; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
This book is another great Michael Connelly listen that grabs your attention and does not let go. A couple places it started rambling unnecessarily but always came back.
The book has some twist that you are not expecting.
Worth the purchase, interesting protagonist, bustles along at a decent clip. A few interesting insights into the effectiveness of profiling.
Not an outstanding book but did keep me entertained. Just wish there was a little more to these stories. Something missing
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
Really enjoyed the characters in this book. You really don't know how bad the “bad guy” is until close to the end. (he's really bad!!). Always love Dick Hill's narration.
Michael Connelly is a very good writer and this is another very good book by him. Have never been disappointed by this writer.
I have read a few Michael Connelly novels in the past, and each disappointed me. The plot of Blood Work intrigued me, and I gave this author one more try. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed this book from the start. It has mystery, action, love, and characters I could love and hate. The basic plot is that a retired FBI agent is looking for the killer of the woman who had donated his heart. This story was easy to follow and well paced. The reader was great. Only the ending fell a little short in my estimation. This was a story I did not want to put down. It's one of the best of the crime/mystery genre I have listened to.
Yes Michael Connelly is a good author and I like his legal thrillers more than the police procedurals
The story has a good and original base narrative - how people respond in an emotional sense to heart transplants
Hill gave a good performance
This title is starting to show its age for a police procedural - the power of internet searches, cracking into hospital data bases etc doesn't seem so scary smart or original these days - although it was at the time of writing. There isn't enough in the character development to carry the book over this hurdle of reliance on the newness ( at the time) of internet technology for a key line of surprise and excitement.
Great story, you get to love this characters. Great twists and turns... you will never know where the story is going, and you are going to laugh and smile alone each time this happen.
Say something about yourself!
I would place it in the top 5 of the more than 60 audio books I've read.
The discovery of the fingerprints.
I look up books read by Dick Hill before I look for authors.
"Very good thriller"
This is rather different from Michael Connelly's other books, most of which feature the LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch. The hero this time is a retired FBI agent who has had a heart transplant, and it is this fact around which the author weaves a typically well plotted, intriguing and exciting story, with a non-stop narrative momentum. A super thriller right up to Michael Connelly's impressively high and consistent standards. Very well narrated by Dick Hill. Strongly recommended, particularly if you like Michael Connelly.
"Great story, great narration"
I really enjoy Michael Connelly's Bosch book series, this is up there with them. His plotting is really clever and surprising as it is in the Bosch books. I still marginally prefer the character of Bosch as read by Dick Hill, but McAleb is a great character too.
He is one of my top two narrators, he brings a filmic quality to listening - his characters are alive - such a gifted reader.
"Another terrific novel from an outstanding writer"
I have only listened to four Michael Connelly novels and they were all excellent. Of the four, this is probably my favourite. It has a very good plot with a story line that is populated by realistic and well drawn characters. The pace is good and there are elements of suspense that work very well in an audible book. There are also twists and turns that keep you guessing. If you like entertaining thriller/suspense novels then you will enjoy this.
"A compelling listen"
Michael Connelly never disappoints. Brilliant characters, great plot. If this was a book it would be a page-turner... as an audio book it's a 'Don't interrupt me, I'm LISTENING!' sort of experience. The type that makes you sit in your car long after you've reached your destination just to hear a bit more.
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