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Publisher's Summary

Blood of Others received one of the world's top literary prizes for crime fiction, the 2003 Arthur Ellis Award, given by the Crime Writers of Canada for Best Novel. In his praise of the book, James Patterson, the number-one worldwide best-selling author, said Blood of Others was "tense, realistic, and scary in all the right places".

The disappearance and murder of a lonely San Francisco insurance clerk puts a relentless crime reporter and a legendary homicide cop on separate tracks in their pursuit of a killer. The suspect lures solitary women out of their quiet worlds and into his nightmare as he races the clock and travels the globe searching for the one woman who will forgive the unforgivable. In the course of a widening investigation, Olivia Grant, a shy gift store sales manager who aches to escape her painful solitude, meets Ben Wyatt, an outcast San Francisco cop on the case. Wyatt is a man gripped with self-doubt over the shooting of his former partner.

Blood of Others is a study of loneliness and human frailties; a story steeped in terrifying suspense that threatens to destroy the lives of those drawn into it as it rockets to a heart-pounding conclusion.

©2002, 2012 Rick Mofina (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Wanted to strangle the lead character, rant at the idiocy of others, cried and cheered. Great story

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  • night owl
  • 29-05-2017

Good book, Good narrator

This isn't my favorite Rick Morfino but a really good one.Love the characters in this series. The vilin is far fetched but the rest of the characters seem like true to life people.I find myself getting angry ,which shows how into the books I get..This is a true police procedural ,where they follow evidence.Not a disguised romance or just one action scene after another.If that's what you like read the entire series. It's Great

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  • mollybee
  • 07-03-2021

great story

Narrative was very good had to finish book all in one evening held your interest like a great mystery on tv.

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  • Wayne
  • 10-05-2017

Very good suspense thriller!

After recently listening to the first two novels in the Jason Wade series by Rick Mofina I was expecting a solid 5 star suspense thriller. My 4 star rating of Blood of Others may be a little unfair. This is the third novel in the 5 novel Reed and Sydowski series. I have previously listened to and written a 5 star review of Be Mine, the 5th book in the Reed and Sydowski series.

I suppose the unnecessarily grandiose world and history altering plans of the antagonist in Blood of Others affects my relatively low rating (4.0 vs. 4.3 at Audible and 4.5 at Amazon). Narration was excellent.

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  • Sara E. James
  • 02-03-2021

Dated, Slightly Frustrating, But Engaging

Although I haven't yet reviewed them, I've read the first two books in the Walt Sydowski (sp?) and Tom Reed series also. Although there are some hints in the first two books that this series is about twenty years old, this book feels the most dated of the three due to the importance computer technology plays in the case. Having friends on the internet is seen as a bit of an oddity and most police work doesn't revolve around the victims' online presence as one would expect to be possibly first priority today. However, despite the dated nature of the technology references, the case itself is interesting and well plotted.

The writer does seem to have a thing with villains who have bad theology as part of their psychosis, though. That gets a little old since there really aren't any characters who exhibit positive aspects of religious faith. It makes me wonder what the author's beef is with religion.

The most frustrating thing about this novel was Walt's unreasonable persistence in ignoring anything from Ben Wyatt, a new young cop in the department. It also felt a bit contrived that Wyatt didn't just spit out his information to literally anyone else in the department or in a written report left on Walt's desk, rather than let it continue to be ignored because of Walt's prejudice against him. If this was the first book I'd read about Walt, I would have hated him for being so close-minded and arrogant.

Tom Reed is also a bit frustrating as he continues his selfish ways of parenting and "husbanding" halfheartedly. You would think he would have done better considering what he's been through in past novels. I don't really know why Ann puts up with him.

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  • barbara
  • 04-06-2020

Blood of Others

Really enjoyed this book, wow what a story, suspense right to the end. Will be reading/ listening to more in this series definitely. The narration was excellent.

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  • S. DeJaeger
  • 06-11-2017

What Spell Bounding Story

What a page turner excellently written. Full of twists & turns. A pager turner you can’t put down. Story unwinds a serial killers story and a cop who is shun at every turn, plus the the women involved.

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  • Donna Smith McG
  • 30-10-2017

Excellent Thriller!

I’ve read thrillers but this psychology thriller has been the best heard to date! It kept me listening until the sun rose! Not one hour of sleep except this book to remember in the morning! Onto the second of Rick Mofinas thriller...scared I was and you will look behind every door after this...

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  • Wes Bommer
  • 27-02-2021

good

not as good as book one and book two but still very good I wish he'd be a little less long-winded but you do get detail upon detail.

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  • Ida
  • 26-02-2021

Whew...

Good story, towards the end a bit much technology gabbing. Great warning about the vulnerability of only on line relationships. There are some really sick characters in this story. One more cruel than sick. At least no child was hurt as in previous novels by this author.

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  • Amzette Auld
  • 16-06-2021

Not my favorite

I thought that this book was just ok. It wasn’t as good as his other novels. It did entertain me but I did find myself falling asleep a few times.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2017

Excellent all round 😊

I sometimes find it difficult to follow American narration but this book is excellent. The story twists and turns and leads the reader down some totally unexpected and horrific paths. I highly recommend this book.

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