Blood of Others

Blood of Others

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by Rick Mofina, Christian Rummel
     
 

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Blood of Others received one of the world's top literary prizes for crime fiction, the 2003 Arthur Ellis Award, given by the Crime Writers of Canada for Best Novel. In his praise of the book, James Patterson, the number-one worldwide bestselling author, said Blood of Others was "tense, realistic, and scary in all the right places."

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Blood of Others received one of the world's top literary prizes for crime fiction, the 2003 Arthur Ellis Award, given by the Crime Writers of Canada for Best Novel. In his praise of the book, James Patterson, the number-one worldwide bestselling author, said Blood of Others was "tense, realistic, and scary in all the right places."

The disappearance and murder of a lonely San Francisco insurance clerk puts a relentless crime reporter and a legendary homicide cop on separate tracks in their pursuit of a killer. The suspect lures solitary women out of their quiet worlds and into his nightmare as he races the clock and travels the globe searching for the one woman who will forgive the unforgivable. In the course of a widening investigation, Olivia Grant, a shy gift store sales manager who aches to escape her painful solitude, meets Ben Wyatt, an outcast San Francisco cop on the case. Wyatt is a man gripped with self-doubt over the shooting of his former partner.

Blood of Others is a study of loneliness and human frailties; a story steeped in terrifying suspense that threatens to destroy the lives of those drawn into it as it rockets to a heart-pounding conclusion.

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Publishers Weekly
Drawing on his experience as a journalist and crime writer, Rick Mofina (Cold Fear) brings a gritty realism to the printed page in Blood of Others, his third thriller featuring hard-hitting newspaper journalist Tom Reed and homicide detective Walt Sydowski. The plot centers around their pursuit of an obsessed, dying man who murders shy, solitary women targeted via internet chat rooms. The murders shake up San Francisco, but when Sydowski's methods prove too old school to capture the conscientious criminal, Ben Wyatt, a disgraced detective and computer specialist, steps up to the plate. A subplot involving a romance between Olivia, a woman who fits the killer's profile, and Ben adds a touch of warmth to this chilling read, and Mofina's flawed but sympathetic characters draw readers into the action. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781511376662
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
02/23/2016
Series:
Tom Reed and Walt Sydowski Series, #3
Edition description:
Unabridged

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ruthwh More than 1 year ago
I like his style, short chapters, diversified characters & he keeps my interest. I've enjoyed his writing so much I've ordered his older books to "catch up"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read!
harstan More than 1 year ago
The murder shocks San Francisco as the dripping blood of the corpse stands on display in a wedding dress shop. The city is stunned and San Francisco Star reporter Tom Reed is assigned to investigate by his newspaper. The official head of investigation is homicide detective Walt Sydowski, who finds this murder eerily more brutal than most that he has seen in his numerous years on the force.

Not long afterward, the killer strikes again and again. Evidence mounts that the City by the Bay is being stalked by a serial killer. The victims are lonely shy females desperately seeking their soul mate, but instead finding love in the wrong place. Instead of hugs, they receive a vicious one way ticket to the afterlife. Only Tom, Walt and a ¿defrocked¿ cop Ben Wyatt stand in the way of a berserker man seeking love.

As the audience reads BLOOD OF OTHERS, many will think of Eleanor Rigby. The story line is taut and never eases up for a moment. The lead characters contain flaws and prejudices that make them human and impact their decision-making, not meaning to, but placing other people at risk. As he did with IF ANGELS FALL and COLD FEAR, Rick Mofina turns up the terror with the simple act of a woman simply wanting to be loved and to love falling victim to a deprived soul.

Harriet Klausner