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Bloodman

Bloodman

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by Robert Pobi
     
 

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In this psychological thriller, Jake Cole returns to his childhood home after his elderly father nearly kills himself by setting himself on fire and plowing through a plate-glass window. Jake’s father – a great American painter - is a man whose shadow Jake has tried to outrun since he was a boy. Now a contractor for the FBI who possesses a unique gift for

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In this psychological thriller, Jake Cole returns to his childhood home after his elderly father nearly kills himself by setting himself on fire and plowing through a plate-glass window. Jake’s father – a great American painter - is a man whose shadow Jake has tried to outrun since he was a boy. Now a contractor for the FBI who possesses a unique gift for recreating crime scenes, Jake is pulled into a hauntingly familiar double homicide investigation. He recognizes the artistic signature in the slayings and realizes that he is now must be after the same murderer who killed his mother when he was a child. Racing against time and a Category #5 hurricane, Jake sets out in a race to find a monster who kills his victims in an exceptionally grisly fashion.

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Publishers Weekly
Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole, burdened with an uncanny ability to mentally recreate 3D crime scenes, returns home to Montauk, NY to care for his estranged father, a renowned painter suffering from Alzheimer's. But Jake is soon called into action by local authorities to help capture a ruthless serial killer who scalps and skins his victims. Tormented by his morbid profession, a dysfunctional family history, and the blood-thirsty psychopath, Jake must immerse himself in a past he thought he left behind decades ago. As the victims pile up—and a Category 5 hurricane bears down on the coastal town—he becomes convinced that the secret behind the thousands of mysterious canvases stacked along the walls of his father's art studio will lead him to the killer. Pobi revels in grisly scenes, and though the chilling finale might feel lacking, the author's cinematic vision and precise attention to detail, as well as a subtle trail of clues and a tight, macabre plot, trump character clichés and the incomplete denouement. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612182131
Publisher:
Thomas & Mercer
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,070,777
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert Pobi spent the past 15 years sleuthing antiques. To fuel his client’s desire for the unusual and exquisite, he travelled the world to auction houses and dealers, handpicking merchandise. This is his first novel.

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