Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole. Bloodman by Robert Pobi book review. Click to read the full review of Bloodman in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Renee C. Official website for novelist Robert Pobi. Worldwide – August 6, His novel, Bloodman, was called ” a remarkable debut ” by Booklist, and ” a relentless.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Bloodman by Robfrt Pobi. Bloodman by Robert Pobi. As a massive hurricane approaches the Eastern Seaboard, FBI consultant Jake Cole must return to Montauk to care for his father, formerly a brilliant painter, now in the grip of madness.
When a twisted serial killer strikes nearby, the local sheriff is lboodman equipped to battle an increasingly bold killer. Soon Jake finds himself dragged into the bloody case, all the while trying to blkodman for a father he never wanted to see again.
As bodies pile up and the storm edges closer, Jake rushes to keep his family from harm and find the killer. Slated for publication in nine countries, Bloodman is poised to take the world by storm. Paperbackpages. Published March 27th by Touchstone first published To see what your friends lboodman of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Bloodmanplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 19, Arah-Lynda rated it really liked it Shelves: A massive storm is brewing off the Eastern Seaboard, heading straight for Montauk, Long Island where Jake Cole has reluctantly returned to care for his estranged father who has slipped into dementia. Jake an FBI consultant who, trust me is not your average garden variety, soon finds himself pulled into the hunt for the vicious killer.
This is a fast paced, edgy t A massive storm is brewing off the Eastern Seaboard, heading straight for Montauk, Long Island where Jake Cole has reluctantly returned to care for his estranged father who has slipped into dementia.
This is a fast paced, edgy thriller that delivers with well wrought characters and a clever, keep you guessing plot that effectively infuses the reader with its chilling, anxious atmosphere.
I did not see the final twist coming until it was right on top of me. I love when that happens! An excellent debut from an author I will keep my eye on. View all 16 comments. This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn’t let go until I hollered. And I didn’t holler until the very end. Jake has studiously avoided even thinking about his father and the house in which he grew up.
pobii He has his reasons. Now, almost 30 years later, he forces himself to return to his childhood home. His father, a painter of some renown who is riddled with Alzheimer’s, has suffered a horrifi This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn’t let go until I hollered. His father, bloodman painter of some renown who is riddled with Alzheimer’s, has suffered a horrific accident that just may have been self-imposed.
Jake feels he needs to at least make an appearance, get some things settled, close up the house, etc. Fantastic set-up, breakneck pacing, and a surprise ending made for a fine read. Be forewarned, graphic descriptions of crime scenes are included, and there are a couple of brief but harrowing passages of a sexual nature. Stay far away if things of this ilk tend to disturb you.
It’s dark, very dark. Will be on the lookout for more from this author. View all 10 comments. Apr 04, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: Once a brilliant man, Coleridge is gripped by dementia and in a moment of madness set himself on fire. Jake is only there because his late mother would have expected him to look after his father.
Shortly after he arrives in Montauk, Jake is called in to consult on the murder of a mother and child. The writing is dark and gritty. Robert Pobi pulls you into the story as Jake works frantically with the local Sheriff to capture a serial killer.
As the action escalates, Montauk is battered by a Category 5 hurricane. The wrath of the hurricane complements the twisted mind of the killer as both spiral out of control. This novel had me guessing right until the bitter end.
I wish I could have rated this novel as a 10 Star, because it was so amazing. I can’t wait for his next novel. I will be watching for it. If you love reading mystery, suspense thrillers, don’t miss out on this one. You won’t be wasting your time. I will be thinking about this novel based on all the puzzles that had to be solved, for many days to come.
View all 21 comments. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a first novel that enthralled and tested me like Robert Pobi’s “The Bloodman”; an intriguing, complex thriller that twists it’s way through a four day period in quiet Montauk, New York. Special Agent Jake Cole has come home after walking away from his abusive and alcoholic father twenty-eight years ago. His father, a talented painter now tortured by dementia, horribly maimed himself in a mysterious fire.
Over the years, after battling his own demons, the ang It’s been a long time since I’ve read a first novel that enthralled and tested me like Robert Pobi’s “The Bloodman”; an intriguing, complex thriller that twists it’s way through a four day period in quiet Montauk, New York. Over the years, after battling his own demons, the anger and hatred Cole felt toward his father is now superseded by a numbing apathy.
But as the only child to his widowed father, Cole feels it is his duty to attend to his affairs. The night Cole arrives at his childhood home, now full of garbage and scotch bottles, he receives a call from the local sheriff. They found two bodies in a house up the beach from his father’s place, a woman and a child both skinned alive.
For Cole, this is a gut punch. The horrific scene at the crime is familiar, he recognizes the murderer’s work from his own tortured past. Desperate to quickly finish his father’s affairs and run home to his own wife and son, Cole now feels compelled to stay and work on this case.
His eidetic memory, commonly referred to as photographic memory, allows him to reconstruct three-dimensional crime scenes in his mind, and provides him with an unusual skill that can assist the overwhelmed small town police force.
Everything about Agent Cole is unusual.
A recovering substance abuse addict with the entire text of Dante’s “Inferno” tattooed on his body, he can verbally shred an officer blodman enough to laugh pob a crime scene, mentally suppress the graphic “pornography” of his job, and still come across as a devoted husband and father.
He is a master at solving the puzzles left behind by murderers. With demons lurking in the corners of his own mind, he can relate to and decipher the thoughts and intentions of the monsters he is trained to hunt down. It is both a blessing and a curse. Compounding the murders and the enigma of thousands of crazed paintings littering his father’s house is a Category 5 hurricane headed directly for Montauk.
With the storm pounding Montauk back orbert the stone age, Cole is desperately pursuing answers and the killer. It is a thrilling combination of events and puzzles and character drama that had me guessing up to the final haunting twist at the end. Unbelievably, this being Pobi’s first novel, roobert has presented a fiercely complex masterpiece with riveting scenes and compelling characters. The author has also cleverly painted clues into the layers upon layers that make up the final picture.
There are puzzles within puzzles throughout the book. But his writing evokes clear images, whether of a graphic murder scene or a quiet moment bloodamn Cole and his wife. And I found myself anxiously tearing through the last pages as lobi hurricane’s destruction of the town starts to mirror the anguishing devastation of Cole’s life as he knows it.
This is an incredible book that kept me thinking even after I finished. I hope it does well as the author definitely deserves kudos for his work. And, when he writes blooeman next book, I will be in line ready to buy it. Feb 27, George K. Feb 10, Chandni rated it really liked it Shelves: This book starts off strong. I really liked how Jake’s history with his father was described right off the bat.
Bloodman by Robert Pobi
It introduced us to Jake’s character and his relationships in a direct manner which I appreciated. Roberf also liked how the novel didn’t waste any time in introducing the murder. This book is not for the squeamish! The details of the murder are really graphic so if you’re not comfortable with graphic and stomach churning descriptions of murders, this book isn’t for you.
I definitely found This book starts off strong. I definitely found it a little hard to stomach. Fortunately, there’s plenty robbert time to recover from the vivid imagery.
He had unique abilities that were quite interesting to read about.
Jake is such a dark protagonist and his relationships are so atypical from any other FBI agent, but I found that to make him compelling.