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Bloodman [text (large print)] / Robert Pobi.

By: Pobi, Robert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood, 2013Edition: Large print edition.Description: 472 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444813746 (hbk.); 1444813749 (hbk.).Other title: Blood man.Subject(s): Large type books | Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Detective and mystery stories | Long Island (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | Large type books.DDC classification: POB Summary: For the first time in nearly thirty years, FBI consultant Jake Cole returns to his childhood home in Long Island to look after his estranged and elderly father. But soon, Jake finds himself investigating a murder at the request of local sheriff Mike Hauser. A mother and her young son have been tortured and killed. For Jake this case becomes personal - he recognises the killer's signature as the one left on his own mother, brutally murdered over thirty years ago. Jake was just a child and her murder was never solved. Racing against time, Jake and Hauser are on the hunt to find this monster - a serial killer who skins his victims alive. Could the Bloodman of Jake's nightmares be back?
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When a young woman and her son are found brutally murdered - skinned alive in a frenzied attack - Sheriff Mike Hauser knows he's out of his depth. FBI consultant Jake Cole has an unique ability - to recognize killer's artistic signatures at crime scenes. He's called in to help.

Standard print edition originally published: London: Arrow, 2012.

"Time to run. Time to hide. Time to die" -- Cover.

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For the first time in nearly thirty years, FBI consultant Jake Cole returns to his childhood home in Long Island to look after his estranged and elderly father. But soon, Jake finds himself investigating a murder at the request of local sheriff Mike Hauser. A mother and her young son have been tortured and killed. For Jake this case becomes personal - he recognises the killer's signature as the one left on his own mother, brutally murdered over thirty years ago. Jake was just a child and her murder was never solved. Racing against time, Jake and Hauser are on the hunt to find this monster - a serial killer who skins his victims alive. Could the Bloodman of Jake's nightmares be back?

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Publishers Weekly Review

Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole, burdened with an uncanny ability to mentally recreate 3D crime scenes, returns home to Montauk, NY to care for his estranged father, a renowned painter suffering from Alzheimer's. But Jake is soon called into action by local authorities to help capture a ruthless serial killer who scalps and skins his victims. Tormented by his morbid profession, a dysfunctional family history, and the blood-thirsty psychopath, Jake must immerse himself in a past he thought he left behind decades ago. As the victims pile up-and a Category 5 hurricane bears down on the coastal town-he becomes convinced that the secret behind the thousands of mysterious canvases stacked along the walls of his father's art studio will lead him to the killer. Pobi revels in grisly scenes, and though the chilling finale might feel lacking, the author's cinematic vision and precise attention to detail, as well as a subtle trail of clues and a tight, macabre plot, trump character cliches and the incomplete denouement. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* FBI agent Jake Cole is summoned to Montauk, Long Island, because his father, America's greatest living artist, has accidentally set himself on fire and thrown himself through a plate glass window. Jake, who loathes his father and hasn't spoken to him in 25 years, finds a man with fire-ruined hands and a mind ruined by Alzheimer's. He's largely unmoved by his father's plight, but he's not prepared to face the local murders of a woman and a child that are unspeakably savage the victims have been skinned alive. Additionally, the most powerful Atlantic hurricane ever observed has taken dead aim at Montauk. Jake Cole has to be one of the most compelling and tormented protagonists in recent crime fiction. His body is fully tattooed, but addictions to heroin and cocaine eradicated any memory of where or when the tats were done. A pacemaker keeps his heart beating. And he specializes in the most horrifically violent murders the bureau encounters. His wife and son help him keep his personal demons at bay, but he seems ever-ready to explode into terrible violence. The plot of this first novel is clever and convoluted. The pacing is relentless, and Pobi's updates on the growth of the hurricane are almost welcome interludes amid the pervasive creepiness and horror of the growing body count and Jake's appalling past. Bloodman is a remarkable debut.--Gaughan, Thomas Copyright 2010 Booklist