Bleeding Hearts: A Novel by Ian Rankin

By Ian Rankin

Michael Weston is paid wealthy his paintings and ask no questions. whilst you're a qualified murderer, overall secrecy is a part of the task. yet after a winning venture in London, the police are instantly on his tail. How did they understand how to discover him? And who's his nameless organisation? Why did she or he wish his objective, a television reporter, killed? was once he organize from the beginning? The questions lead Weston to his nemesis Hoffer, a personal detective who has been searching him for years. Ever because Weston by chance killed an blameless American lady, her grieving father has hired Hoffer on a constant challenge to deliver Weston to justice. may Hoffer ultimately have set a snare that labored? Weston units out to discover his mysterious organization, touring from London to Glasgow to Seattle-even if it ability encountering Hoffer face-to-face eventually. With the intense eye for personality and taut pacing that experience made him an the world over well known bestseller, Ian Rankin can provide a gripping tale that examines what occurs while the murderer turns into the objective, and proves all over again that "in Rankin, you can't pass wrong" (Boston Globe).

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But when he got out, she wasn’t behind him anymore. And when he’d turned back… All he could see was smoke. A sob of anguish rose up in his chest. Tracey. In the distance he could see the lights flashing. They were coming. The cops were coming. They’ll take me away. Put me in a cage. No. Not again. I can’t do that again. He stumbled back a few more steps, then turned and started to run. m. Higher, Zell,” David Hunter said into his radio, his voice muffled by the mask covering his face. He turned his shoulder into the wind that blew the acrid smoke into the night sky.

Her engine team had been spraying the west side of the structure, next to the lake. “I was laying line and nearly tripped over the guard. ” Scotty stood up. ” Carrie shrugged. “Go ahead. But he’s definitely dead. ” “I believe you,” Scotty said. “But it’s regs. ” Together, Scotty and Carrie set off around the building with the first cop. The second cop straightened with a sigh. “I’ll get Homicide, the ME, and CSU out here. They’ll want to talk to all of you. ” Homicide. David’s throat closed as the word left the cop’s mouth and for a moment another thought scrambled to the top of his mind.

Thin, bare arms and a slim back. Long blond hair. Not the missing guard, a man in his fifties. “It’s a woman. Appears unconscious. ” “Hold your position,” Casey told him. “ Sheridan, cut the nozzle. ” David felt the pressure in the line lessen as firefighter Gabe Sheridan closed off the valve from the ground. He looked down to see Jeff steadily climbing the ladder. Hurry, he wanted to hiss, but knew Jeff was doing it right. Doing it safe. For a moment he considered taking his own ax to the window, but knew the power saw would do the job on the impact-resistant glass a lot faster than he could, so he conserved his energy.

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