Blood Work

Blood Work

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Eight weeks after a heart transplant saves his life, former FBI agent Terry McCaleb discovers that his new heart came from a murder victim, leading Terry to become involved in tracking down the killer

Blackwell North Amer
"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.

Hachette Book Group
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.


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& Taylor

Recuperating from a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terril McCaleb learns that his heart donor died not in an accident but in a horribly brutal, unsolved murder. By the author of The Poet. 150,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316153997
0316153990
Characteristics: 393 p. ; 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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