Blood Hunt

Blood Hunt

by Ian Rankin
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Blood Hunt by Ian Rankin

As a former soldier, Gordon Reeve knows something about killing. So despite the fact that the death of his brother Jim has been ruled a suicide, Gordon can't shake the feeling that someone is responsible. Traveling alone across an ocean, he arrives in California determined to get answers: Why was the car Jim's body was found in locked from the outside? Who would want Jim dead? And now why do the local cops seem bent on thwarting Gordon's efforts to uncover the truth? With all the verve and taut pacing that have made Ian Rankin an internationally renowned suspense writer, Blood Hunt is a gripping story of one man's dogged pursuit of justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316023573
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/01/2006
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 425,512
File size: 701 KB

About the Author

Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.


Edinburgh, London and France

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1960

Place of Birth:

Cardenden, Scotland


Edinburgh University

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Blood Hunt 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Former English Special Forces soldier Gordon Reeve is stunned to learn his brother Jim, a California freelance reporter, committed suicide. Gordon, who runs a survival course for weekend warriors on remote Skivald Island off South Uist, Scotland, has a problem with accepting his sibling killing himself though the two barely stayed in touch. Still he flies to San Diego to bring the body home and to learn what happened.----- SDPD Police Officer Mike McCluskey explains to Gordon why the department ruled his brother¿s death a suicide, but knowing Jim even if they were not close, his gut screams homicide. Deciding to follow his instincts and ignore the cops, Gordon begins to make inquiries into who would want his sibling dead by looking for why starting with Jim¿s work that reference Agrippa, which leads him to his siblings investigation into the illegal deadly activity of Co-World Chemicals. Fueled by rage, Gordon confronts his enemies leaving corpses in America and Scotland as he seeks the truth, which detours back to his days during the Falklands campaign.---- Don¿t mess with Gordon keeps the fast-paced plot moving at a frantic action-packed level that grips the audience from start to finish even as the story line switches gears from amateur sleuth to global conspiracy and finally to past military vengeance (against perhaps an even more crazed individual). Readers will realize how smooth Ian Rankin is as he shifts the gears effortlessly through his raging protagonist following one clue after another while leaving plenty of work for the undertakers. Though this is not a Scottish Inspector John Rebus novel, Gordon¿s lunacy makes for a delightful wild ride.----- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ian Rankin, in Blood Hunt, introduces Gordon Reeve, a former SAS soldier. When Reeve¿s journalist brother is found dead, Reeve doesn¿t accept the ruling of suicide. Believing he was murdered, Reeve sets out on a quest to find out why his brother was killed and by whom. Although Reeve is no longer a professional killer, he remembers his training and he¿ll have to put his body to its limits to exact revenge while keeping his family safe. He sets out on his hunt for the killer, only to find himself the hunted. Rankin is an award-winning author and Blood Hunt is fast-paced with interesting characters. Rankin clearly did his research for this book, weaving his knowledge seamlessly into the plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not Rankin's best, but it's better than most "thrillers" you'll read! by AJW
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