Bob Cannon
October 12, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Bloodline (book)

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
F. Paul Wilson
publisher
Forge Books
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Fiction

We gave it an B+

Private eye Jack — just Jack — is hired by a distraught mother to investigate the skeevy older guy dating her daughter. See, the first P.I. she hired has disappeared. But when Jack finds his predecessor tortured and drowned in a bathtub, he embarks on a harrowing journey involving murder, an anarchist movement, genetic engineering, and a suspicious mental institution. In his 11th Repairman Jack thriller, F. Paul Wilson offers a canny mix of sci-fi paranoia and criminal mayhem. Despite a contrived ending that badly strains for a sequel, Bloodline stars fast, keeps the accelerator down, and defies you to stop reading.

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