Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts

Book - 1988
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A shot rings out, and a woman dies. Michael Weston, knows he has carried out his assignment successfully. A long time ago, a young girl had accidentally received a fatal bullet. Her father, still had a private eye named Hoffer, on a permanent retainer, to track him down. Every time Weston completed a job, he knew Hoffer would not be far behind.

Publisher: London, UK : Orion Books Ltdd, c.1988, 1994
ISBN: 9780752843322
075284332X
Characteristics: 404p

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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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