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Bleeding Hearts: A Novel

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Publisher Comments:

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. With the brilliant eye for character and taut pacing that have made him an internationally renowned bestseller, Ian Rankin delivers a gripping story that examines what happens when the assassin becomes the target, and proves yet again that "in Rankin, you cannot go wrong" (Boston Globe).

Review:

"First published in the U.K. in 1994 under the pseudonym Jack Harvey, this routine thriller from Edgar-winner Rankin tells the story of Michael Weston, a fastidious British assassin whose life gets complicated when Hoffer, an American PI, starts to close in on him. The novel opens with Weston's carefully choreographed hit on London TV journalist Eleanor Ricks, but Hoffer is chasing Weston for another assassination, in which the antihero mistakenly shot a young girl. The plot takes a convoluted journey to the United States, to a weapons dealer in Texas and on to a quasireligious cult near Seattle. The nonstop action, copious violence and arcane details about weaponry and forensics will please thriller junkies, but fans of Rankin's masterful John Rebus series (Fleshmarket Alley, etc.) may not find this pre-Rebus book to their taste." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"First published in the U.K. in 1994 under the pseudonym Jack Harvey, this routine thriller from Edgar-winner Rankin tells the story of Michael Weston, a fastidious British assassin whose life gets complicated when Hoffer, an American PI, starts to close in on him. The novel opens with Weston's carefully choreographed hit on London TV journalist Eleanor Ricks, but Hoffer is chasing Weston for another assassination, in which the antihero mistakenly shot a young girl. The plot takes a convoluted journey to the United States, to a weapons dealer in Texas and on to a quasireligious cult near Seattle. The nonstop action, copious violence and arcane details about weaponry and forensics will please thriller junkies, but fans of Rankin's masterful John Rebus series (Fleshmarket Alley, etc.) may not find this pre-Rebus book to their taste." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Though this is more standard thriller fare than the Rebus series, it's smart and inventive....Bleeding Hearts loses a bit of its sparkle once the stalking is over and the fighting starts, but it's still plenty good." Booklist

Synopsis:

A master of modern mystery and the award-winning author of Resurrection Man pens a page-turning novel of assassins and double-crossing.

About the Author

Ian Rankin is the #1 bestselling mystery writer in the United Kingdom. Winner of an Edgar Award, a Gold Dagger for fiction, a Diamond Dagger for career excellence, and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316009126
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Rankin, Ian
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Assassins
Subject:
Television journalists
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
November 15, 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.46x6.36x1.22 in. 1.31 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316009126 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First published in the U.K. in 1994 under the pseudonym Jack Harvey, this routine thriller from Edgar-winner Rankin tells the story of Michael Weston, a fastidious British assassin whose life gets complicated when Hoffer, an American PI, starts to close in on him. The novel opens with Weston's carefully choreographed hit on London TV journalist Eleanor Ricks, but Hoffer is chasing Weston for another assassination, in which the antihero mistakenly shot a young girl. The plot takes a convoluted journey to the United States, to a weapons dealer in Texas and on to a quasireligious cult near Seattle. The nonstop action, copious violence and arcane details about weaponry and forensics will please thriller junkies, but fans of Rankin's masterful John Rebus series (Fleshmarket Alley, etc.) may not find this pre-Rebus book to their taste." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First published in the U.K. in 1994 under the pseudonym Jack Harvey, this routine thriller from Edgar-winner Rankin tells the story of Michael Weston, a fastidious British assassin whose life gets complicated when Hoffer, an American PI, starts to close in on him. The novel opens with Weston's carefully choreographed hit on London TV journalist Eleanor Ricks, but Hoffer is chasing Weston for another assassination, in which the antihero mistakenly shot a young girl. The plot takes a convoluted journey to the United States, to a weapons dealer in Texas and on to a quasireligious cult near Seattle. The nonstop action, copious violence and arcane details about weaponry and forensics will please thriller junkies, but fans of Rankin's masterful John Rebus series (Fleshmarket Alley, etc.) may not find this pre-Rebus book to their taste." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Though this is more standard thriller fare than the Rebus series, it's smart and inventive....Bleeding Hearts loses a bit of its sparkle once the stalking is over and the fighting starts, but it's still plenty good."
"Synopsis" by , A master of modern mystery and the award-winning author of Resurrection Man pens a page-turning novel of assassins and double-crossing.
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