Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts A Shot Rings Out, And The Woman Dies Instantly But She Was Not Alone On The Steps Of The London Hotel A Number Of Other People Could Also Have Been The Intended Target Of The Invisible Sniper But The Assassin, Michael Weston, Knows He Has Carried Out His Assignment Successfully One Mistake Was Enough A Long Time Ago, A Young American Girl Had Accidentally Received The Fatal Bullet After All Those Years, The Father Of The Dead Girl 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 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 This book started out okay I liked the main character, the professional assassin, and I was interested in his mystery Then I met the rest of the characters I m not sure if I ve ever encountered aobnoxious and yet frequently boring collection Somehow, they made what was undoubtedly supposed to be a gritty mystery merely puerile The biggest reason I had to give up was the private detective from New York There are ugly Americans, and then there s this guy He took crude to such a leve This book started out okay I liked the main character, the professional assassin, and I was interested in his mystery Then I met the rest of the characters I m not sure if I ve ever encountered aobnoxious and yet frequently boring collection Somehow, they made what was undoubtedly supposed
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here What happens Assassin kills reporter, realizes he was set up, attempts to find out by whom Characters Assassin West humorous self depricating but near the end slightly darker side comes out why he is an assassinBelle young, sexy daughter of gun dealer b c West s partner lover Gun Runner humours, even fact he is suffering from cancer handled w touch of humorHoffa Ex NYPD cop tracking assassin, drug habitWhat Works Well Characters are interesting and well drawn, with unique perspective What happens Assassin kills reporter, realizes he was set up, attempts to find out by whom Characters Assassin West humorous self depricating but near the end slightly darker side comes out why he is an assassinBelle young, sexy daughter of gun dealer b c West s partner lover Gun Runner humours, even fact he is suffering from cancer handled w touch of humo
Michael Weston is a hired killer who made one, unfortunately fatal, mistake in his otherwise very successful career.When the novel starts he is in London where his assignment is to shoot a TV reporter, whose clothes have been described to him in amazing detail, when she exits a hotel His shot, straight through the heart, is spot on, but as soon as he has fired his rifle he hears police approaching, forcing him to flee and come up with a last minute escape plan.While Michael usually makes a ha Michael Weston is a hired killer who made one, unfortunately fatal, mistake in his otherwise very successful career.When the novel starts he is in London where his assignment is to shoot a TV reporter, whose clothes have been described to him in amazing detail, when she exits a hotel His shot, straight through the heart, is spot on, but as soon as he has fired his rifle he hears police approaching, forcing him to flee and come up with a last minute escape plan.While Michael usually makes a habit of not lingering on his kills after he s executed them, he finds himself struggling with a lot of questions this time around Questions that won t leave him alone questions he needs to answer.How is it possible that the police arrived on the scene so quickly Had they been tipped off Had the person who contracted him to kill the reporter also set him up to be caught Who had paid him
I had to check the name of the author of Bleeding Hearts twice before I even reached page 40 Yes, the name on the book cover is indeed Ian Rankin, an Edgar Award winner for an Inspector Rebus novel I have read most Rankin s Rebus novels and, as unbearably repetitive as they are, they are well written, well plotted, atmospheric mysteries with nicely developed character
Goodness me, this is a too long and too wearisome crime thriller There s a lot of pursuing the criminals and running away from the good guys, or running away from the criminals and pursuing the good guys, depending on whose point of view you re in at the time Not that anyone is really good at all, by any measure There are two leads the private detective and the hit man but neither is hero or villain This of course is a very realistic approach to take, but it does mean that the reader roo Goodness me, this is a too long and too wearisome crime thriller There s a lot of pursuing the criminals and running away from the good guys, or running away from the criminals and pursuing the good guys, depending on whose point of view you re in at the time Not that anyone is really good at all, by any measure There are two leads the private detective and the hit man but neither is hero or villain This of course is a very realistic approach to take, but it does mean that the reader roots for neither or possibly both, but for me it was neither as I didn t find either of them likeable or interesting.I did
A fairly adequate thriller which I d likely have rated higher had it been by a different author from Ian Rankin, though, I tend to expect something that leaves most other thrillers in the dust, and this doesn t really do that.A hitman realizes that whoever commissioned his latest job was trying to set him up, so, with the daughter of his chief weapons supplier, he goes on the run from the cops and from Hoffer the fat US PI who s been on his tail all these years but also on the track of wh A fairly adequate thriller which I d likely have rated higher had it been by a different author from Ian Rankin, though, I tend to expect something that leaves most other thrillers in the dust, and this doesn t really do that.A hitman realizes that whoever commissioned his latest job was trying to set him up, so, with the daughter of his chief weapons supplier, he goes on the run from the cops and from Hoffer the fat US PI who s been on his tail all these years but also on the track of whoever was responsible for the trap The trail takes him to the Washington State headquarters of an obscure but strangely wealthy cult, and into the sights of an extraordinarily vicious intelligence services operative.What s interesting is that the narrative allows the hitman to tell his own part of the tale in the first person in very approximately every other chapter , while the third person telling in the intervening chapters mainly focuses on Ho
It was pretty good I especially enjoyed the fact that the main character visited places in Washington the State, not the District that I ve been to many times And I m not talking about Seattle either, but Port Angeles, the Strait de Juan de Fuca or something like that , and Hurricane Ridge.It was one of his few stand alo
I really like Ian Rankin s Inspector Rebus books and his other novels have been pretty good, but this one just annoyed me the whole time I was reading it There are two viewpoint characters a British assassin and a New York PI who s chasing him The assassin is clearly the hero, and while I like him better than the completely stereotypical fat, mean, lonely, drunken and drug addled PI, I never cared much for him, girlf
Ian Rankin writes a twisting and turning, global trot UK to USA, NY to TX to WA state of a mystery suspense novel and Steven Pacey is the reader who does it great justice, including getting various UK and USA accents nicel
This novel just didn t work for me, and I m normally a fan of Ian Rankin.It started well enough, and drew me in quickly, but then the pace fell away.Normally the dialogue sparkles and the characters seem rounded This time the dialogue was flat and there were caricatures, rather than characte

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Bleeding Hearts
  • Jack Harvey
  • English
  • 05 July 2018
  • 075284332X