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Blood Count by Robert Goddard

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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

One of my favourite authors returns to his classic mystery style where the protagonist’s comfortable life is severely disrupted by his past catching up with him. In this case the Serb-Croat war is at the centre of a thriller which twists and turns in true Goddard fashion. He really is a superb master of suspense.

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The breathtaking new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple cross and the author that other crime writers believe is the crime writers' crime writer. Utterly and completely absorbing, the plot will have you thinking numerous wrong turns as you gallop through this excellent thriller. What's for sure is that you won't want to put it down until it's finished.

If you like Robert Goddard you might also like to read books by Nicci French, Hilary Bonner and William Boyd.

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Blood Count by Robert Goddard

Thirteen years ago, surgeon Edward Hammond performed a life-saving operation on Serbian gangster Dragan Gazi. Now Gazi is standing trial for war crimes at the international court in The Hague. After Hammond saved his life, Gazi's men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars. Now, in exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret, Gazi's family want a small favour: to find the man who knows what happened to Gazi's money. But Italian financier Marco Piravani doesn't want to be found. And no sooner has Hammond tracked him down than he disappears again. Hammond has no choice but to set off across Europe in pursuit. In Blood Count, every action has a consequence and every question must have an answer. Only then might Hammond be able to lay the past to rest...

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Praise for Robbert Goddard's bestselling thrillers:

'An absorbing read from a truly creative storyteller...A dizzying sequence of twists, handled with Goddard's customary aplomb' - Guardian

'Mysterious, dramatic, intricate, fascinating and unputdownable...The crime writers' crime writer' - Daily Mirror

'The master of the clever twist' - Sunday Telegraph

'One of Britain's finest thriller writers' - Time Out

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was our Guest Editor in March 2011 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire. He read History at Cambridge and worked as an educational administrator in Devon before becoming a full-time novelist. His bestselling novels are: Past Caring, In Pale Battalions, Painting the Darkness, Into the Blue (winner of the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and dramatized for TV in 1997, starring John Thaw), Take No Farewell, Hand in Glove, Closed Circle, Borrowed Time, Out of the Sun (a sequel to Into the Blue), Beyond Recall, Caught in the Light, Set in Stone, Sea Change, Dying to Tell, Days Without Number and Play to the End, Sight Unseen, Name to a Face, Found Wanting, Long Time Coming and Blood Count.

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15th September 2011


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Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


464 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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