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!Read Pdf ⚶ Bloodman ´ FBI independent contractor Jake Cole deciphers the language of murderers by reconstructing three dimensional crime scene models in his head a grim gift that has left his nerves frayed and his psyche fragile When his father, an important American painter, is almost killed in an Alzheimer s fueled accident, Jake is forced to come home and confront a past he spent a quarter of a century trying to forget Once there, a brutal double homicide teaches Jake that even though he has forgotten about the past, it has not yet forgotten about himAs Jake tries to make sense of his father s unhinged existence, he discovers thousands of seemingly meaningless canvases stacked in the studio a bizarre trail of dust covered breadcrumbs that Jake believes lead to a killer called the Bloodman All of his work seems to come apart just as another malevolent beast descends on the town a Categoryhurricane that is as unstoppable as the murderer Pinned between the two forces of nature, Jake realizes that old ghosts are on the move Bloodman will leave you reeling long after you have finished listening to it A Sixth Sense like take on Thomas Harris in his primeDays after racing to the finish, and letting the book rattle around in the unconscious, the story still unsettles me National Post Jake Cole has to be one of the most compelling and tormented protagonists in recent crime fiction Bloodman is a remarkable debut Booklist starred review Robert Pobi, Bloodman Thomas and Mercer, 2012 Full disclosure this book was provided to me free of charge byVine.It is on page 60, with the last sentence of Chapter 9, that Bloodman blows up in your face At that point it turns from an average, if overly descriptive, thriller into a good if still overly descriptive thriller At some point, I m not exactly sure where, in the thirty pages that follow that, Bloodman turns into a very good thriller indeed, the kind of book that has you s Robert Pobi, Bloodman Thomas and Mercer, 2012 Full disclosure this book was provided to me free of charge byVine.It is on page 60, with the last sentence of Chapter 9, that Bloodman blows up in your face At that point it turns from an average, if overly descriptive, thriller into a good if still overly descriptive thriller At some point, I m not exactly sure where, in the thirty pages that follow that, Bloodman turns into a very good thriller indeed, the kind of book that has you sacrificing all of your available free time to read It gets overly twee in that annoying aren t I clever sense in the final third, but given that Pobi manages to almost pull off everything he s trying to do, I was farforgiving of it here than I have been with some books the obvious example, if you ve been following my reviews long enough to remember me writing it up almost ten years ago, is Everything Is Illuminated.Plot Jake Cole is an FBI agent, but as the book opens, that is less important than the fact that he has returned to his childhood home for the first time in a quarter century in order to deal with his father s advancing Alzheimer s Jake s plan is to get in, get the decisions made, and get out, but of course things don t ever really work that way his first night in town, he gets a call from the local sheriff two bodies are found in a local sublet house, skinned Weak stomach warning one of them is a child Jake is not only the closest Bureau agent to the scene, but he also specializes in ugly cases like this he has an eidetic memory for crime scenes, and as the son of a famous painter, he has the kind of unofficial training in scene composition that allows him to look at things in ways most forensics people don t That ll come in handy, given there s a time limit on solving the case a Category Five hurricane is projected to make landfall right outside Jake s father s house in two days Even worse, Jake takes one look at the crime scene and knows he s encountered this killer beforeThere s an Ebert Rule in movies that also applies to a lot of genre mystery thriller novels The Internet is currently failing me on the exact quote, so I ll have to paraphrase for you once you have exhausted all the other possibilities, the last person left is the killer You could doll that up in Sherlock Holmes speak the last person left, however improbable It went through my mind while I was reading Agatha Christie s The Secret Adversary, which may have invented the conceit These days, thriller writers who want to think outside the box are going to flaunt that rule they will give you a number of scenarios that all seem quite plausible, including the real one, and tell you, subliminally, to take your pick before walloping you with the correct answer You can see how this sort of thing could go very badly in the hands of an incompetent writer Pobi, on the other hand, manages it with some panache, though if you re not paying close enough attention, you may find yourself asking a few questions at the end I was paying close enough attention, and there were a couple of things that seemed a bit out of place There s also one pivotal scene in the book that is told from two different perspectives, and it has the kind of clumsy handling that one sees in older mystery novels where the detective gathers everyone in the drawing room and explains how he solved the crime before dramatically naming the killer Again, we turn to Agatha Christie But to be perfectly honest, even though those things jarred me, by the time I got to page three hundred whatever and realized what Pobi was doing another mark of a really solid genre thriller, for me, is that that one last piece of the puzzle doesn t click in my head until a few pages before the actual revelation, which is exactly what happened here I didn t care as much as I probably should have I had been thoroughly entertained by this book, and it had thoroughly entertained me in a way that was, if not novel, at least a sterling example of this new breed of wave a red cape in front of your audience mystery thrillers This is not a mystery that will change your life, but it is one that does its job, and does it exceptionally well it s Mirage rather than The Usual Suspects This makes it no less worth reading by any measure If you re a fan of the genre, this is a must read A massive storm is brewing off the Eastern Seaboard, heading straight for Montauk, Long Island where Jake Cole has reluctantly returned to care for his estranged father who has slipped into dementia But another killer is stalking these streets, a sadistic serial killer who strikes shortly after Jake s arrival at his childhood home Jake an FBI consultant who, trust me is not your average garden variety, soon finds himself pulled into the hunt for the vicious killer This is a fast paced, edgy t A massive storm is brewing off the Eastern Seaboard, heading straight for Montauk, Long Island where Jake Cole has reluctantly returned to care for his estranged father who has slipped into dementia But another killer is stalking these streets, a sadistic serial killer who strikes shortly after Jake s arrival at his childhood home Jake an FBI consultant who, trust me is not your average garden variety, soon finds himself pulled into the hunt for the vicious killer This is a fast paced, edgy thriller that delivers with well wrought characters and a clever, keep you guessing plot that effectively infuses the reader with its chilling, anxious atmosphere I did not see the final twist coming until it was right on top of me I love when that happens An excellent debut from an author I will keep my eye on This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn t let go until I hollered And I didn t holler until the very end An eidetic memory must be a wonderful terrible thing to have Jake has studiously avoided even thinking about his father and the house in which he grew up He has his reasons Now, almost 30 years later, he forces himself to return to his childhood home His father, a painter of some renown who is riddled with Alzheimer s, has suffered a horrifi This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn t let go until I hollered And I didn t holler until the very end An eidetic memory must be a wonderful terrible thing to have Jake has studiously avoided even thinking about his father and the house in which he grew up He has his reasons Now, almost 30 years later, he forces himself to return to his childhood home His father, a painter of some renown who is riddled with Alzheimer s, has suffered a horrific accident that just may have been self imposed Jake feels he needs to at least make an appearance, get some things settled, close up the house, etc Fantastic set up, breakneck pacing, and a surprise ending made for a fine read Be forewarned, graphic descriptions of crime scenes are included, and there are a couple of brief but harrowing passages of a sexual nature Stay far away if things of this ilk tend to disturb you It s dark, very dark Will be on the lookout forfrom this author Bloodline by Robert Pobi is one of the best psychological murder mystery thrillers that I have ever read.This book was AMAZING FBI consultant Jake Cole reluctantly returns home to Montauk to look after his estranged father, famed painter Jacob Coleridge Once a brilliant man, Coleridge is gripped by dementia and in a moment of madness set himself on fire Jake is only there because his late mother would have expected him to look after his father Shortly after he arrives in Montauk, Jake is call Bloodline by Robert Pobi is one of the best psychological murder mystery thrillers that I have ever read.This book was AMAZING FBI consultant Jake Cole reluctantly returns home to Montauk to look after his estranged father, famed painter Jacob Coleridge Once a brilliant man, Coleridge is gripped by dementia and in a moment of madness set himself on fire Jake is only there because his late mother would have expected him to look after his father Shortly after he arrives in Montauk, Jake is called in to consult on the murder of a mother and child The writing is dark and gritty Robert Pobi pulls you into the story as Jake works frantically with the local Sheriff to capture a serial killer As the action escalates, Montauk is battered by a Category 5 hurricane The wrath of the hurricane complements the twisted mind of the killer as both spiral out of control This novel had me guessing right until the bitter end.What an ending I wish I could have rated this novel as a 10 Star, because it was so amazing.I can t wait for his next novel I will be watching for it.If you love reading mystery, suspense thrillers, don t miss out on this one.You won t be wasting your time.I will be thinking about this novel based on all the puzzles that had to be solved, for many days to come