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Blood Work

by Michael Connelly, MICHEAL CONNELLY
As told by Michael Connelly

Little Brown And Company | March 2, 1998 | Hardcover

Blood Work is rated 5 out of 5 by 6.
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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: March 2, 1998

Publisher: Little Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316153990

ISBN - 13: 9780316153997

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Read! I could not put this novel down - it was perfectly paced with many twists I did not see coming. After reading tons of suspense and mystery novels, I can usually guess the end - but this novel kept me guessing. Well worth a read!
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Stop Listening Just two month post transplant and Terry McCaleb is recovering on his boat which is moored in the Los Angeles Harbor. Retired from his job with the FBI, Terry is under doctor's orders to do nothing other than rest and recover. He finds this a reasonable task until the day a women comes to his boat pleading that he investigate the murder of her only sister. When presented with the intimate details, Terry finds it hard to resist. This is one of those stories that grabs onto the reader early on, and won't let go until the last line is read or listened too in my case. To me, The murder of Gloria seemed like a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it would never have occurred to me to think anything else. McCaleb is one of those people who has a different sense of events and possibilities. As an investigator, he comes across to the reader as very believable. I loved this book. Since I was listening to the audio version, I kept finding excuses to go out in my car and drive around, run errand and pick up the kids. Am looking forward to listening to more of Michael Connelly's works. The audiobook I listened to was an unabridged version by Brilliance Audio. It was superbly read by Dick Hill (who I would listen to again at any time). Length is 13 hours.
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!! Great and easy read. I read it in a day and a half. This book keeps you guessing. Fanatasic! I have read a few books by the same other author and this is by far the best yet.
Date published: 2008-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down... Blood Work is the best book I've read in ages. I absolutely couldn't stand to put it down for one second. The narrative is excellent, and the plot drags you in with ease. A great suspense!
Date published: 2002-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from V.P. of Information Systems (www.skpowers.com) We live in desperate times, we live in dangerous times... and Michael Connelly narrates that sentiment clearly in his latest edgy thriller, BLOOD WORK. Casting a new hero, Terry McCaleb, against the returning enemy, "The Poet" is a work of art. If you have not read any of Connelly's work, start with BLOOD WORK - you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 1999-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blood Work This is the best book I have read in about 5 years. Connelly constantly surprises you and ties you into the characters in an intensely emotional way. You think you know what is going on, and suddenly you realize you've missed everything and it's all twisted. To me that's the highest compliment to an author - to create involving characters, to make you care about them and then to devastate you with their circumstances. And this is a real winner.
Date published: 1998-10-29

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Blood Work

by Michael Connelly, MICHEAL CONNELLY
As told by Michael Connelly

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in

Published: March 2, 1998

Publisher: Little Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316153990

ISBN - 13: 9780316153997

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

"Blood Work" - that''s what Terrell McCaleb used to call his job at the FBI. Until a heart condition forced him to take early retirement, he headed all investigations of serial murders in the Los Angeles area. Now he is recovering from a heart transplant operation and leads a quiet life. But McCaleb''s calm seas turn rough when a story in the L.A. Times brings him face-to-face with Graciela Rivers, a darkly intriguing woman who hooks him with the story of her sister''s unsolved murder. Against doctor''s orders and his own better judgement, McCaleb agrees to take up the case. Soon Terry is on the trail of a killer whose crimes are more baffling and horrifying than anything he has ever encountered. It''s a mind-bending, breakneck case that leads McCaleb into the darkest place he''s ever known, unsure whether he even wants to survive his own investigation.

About the Author

Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly''s novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America''s Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy''s televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.

From Our Editors

The biggest, fastest, most compelling novel yet by the phenomenally bestselling author of "The Poet" and "Trunk Music". Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terril McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement. But 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, McCaleb soon learns a terrible truth: the donor was not killed in an accident as he had been told; she was murdered.