Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts

A Novel

eBook - 2006
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Michael Weston is paid well to do his work and ask no questions. When you're a professional assassin, total secrecy is part of the job. But after a successful mission in London, the police are immediately on his tail. How did they know how to find him? And who is his anonymous employer? Why did he or she want his target, a TV reporter, killed? Was he set up from the start? The questions lead Weston to his nemesis Hoffer, a private detective who has been hunting him for years. Ever since Weston accidentally killed an innocent American girl, her grieving father has employed Hoffer on a relentless mission to bring Weston to justice. Could Hoffer finally have set a snare that worked? Weston sets out to find his mysterious employer, traveling from London to Glasgow to Seattle-even if it means encountering Hoffer face-to-face at last.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co. 2006
ISBN: 9780759569768
0759569762
Characteristics: 378 p. ; 25 cm

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ndexter
Feb 22, 2015

An Ian Rankin mantra atypical story line, where the focus is on the antagonist, an assassin who is a hemophiliac, that is cast to he reader in a somewhat protagonist light. Rankin mixes the assassin's goal of retribution against those who he feels has set-him-up for capture. Supposedly this is a cult who used him to terminate a female reporter who reportedly is an adversary of the cult. The tale weaves into a pursuit and involvement of the assassin by a New York PI, CIA, US and government NSC. Also the storyline has questionable support characters for the assassin whose overall skills and just-in -the-nick-of-time rescues assist in his precarious situations. Finally the tale stretches it's imagination to a questionable and highly dramatic surprise ending.

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rahmmie
Sep 12, 2012

Not one of my favorite Rankin books but I must admit the ending had a pretty good twist

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charlie2911
Jun 20, 2012

Rankin before Rebus -you might say. - Not bad for an early novel, but he got immensely better in later years. -This is a re-issue under his real name .

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