BOOK REVIEW: BLEEDING HEARTS
When you work as a gun for hire, you most likely don't know your employer. Lack of this information can prove to be detrimental.
Michael Weston's next assignment is to kill a TV reporter, Eleanor Ricks. He carries out the job successfully but there is one problem. In a very short time, the cops almost catch him. How could this have happened? How did the cops know whom he was and where to find him? Was he set up?
Right off the bat, Michael could think of a couple of possibilities. A private detective, Hoffner, has been trying to track him down since Weston accidentally killed an American woman. The woman's father wants Hoffner to stay on this case until he finds Weston no matter what it costs.
Then there is the other possibility - his employer. Was he set up for some reason? The only way Michael can find out what is happening is to find out who hired him.
Is Michael Weston successful at finding out the answer?
Even minus the usual Rebus character in Rankins' books, this one still proves to be an exciting thriller. It is a different style for Rankin and readers will enjoy seeing the other side of this writer. This is almost like a cat and mouse game with Weston being hunted on one side and on the other side he is doing some hunting of his own. The reader is caught in between the hunting game and will enjoy the ride to find out the truth. You can never go wrong with an Ian Rankin book so be sure to add this one to your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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