Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts

Book - 2001
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What happens when a killer becomes the target...' A gripping tale from the No.1 bestselling author of THE COMPLAINTS.

The death of a journalist from a single bullet to the heart makes for a dramatic story - but the twist in the tale is that this time, it's the man who fired the gun who's asking all the questions...

The assassin, Michael Weston, knows he has carried out his assignment successfully. One mistake was enough, a long time ago, when a young girl had accidentally received the fatal bullet. Her father hired a PI named Hoffer to track him down. Every time Weston completed a job, Hoffer was not far behind. But why had the police been on the scene so quickly? Weston has to find out - even if it means coming face to face with Hoffer...
Publisher: London : Orion Books, 2001, c1994
ISBN: 9781409118381
9780752843322
075284332X
Characteristics: 404 p

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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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