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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A typical day sees him getting up before 8am and starting his robbert around Breadcrumbs that Jake believes lead to the killer. This book starts off strong. You are not signed in. Jake recognized a picture in the home right away.

And I didn’t holler until the very end. Eye of the Storm Bloodman Author s: Robert Pobi dealt in fine Georgian antiques for 13 years. Preview — Bloodman by Robert Pobi. I received this book through the GoodReads FirstReads program. Currently Robert has no plans to bring back Jake Cole in future novels and readers will find it is his use of language and writing style they will recognize from book to book — not characters or genre.

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. The horrific scene at the crime is familiar, he recognizes the murderer’s work from his own tortured past.

It puts Jake in the position of trying to deconstruct not just the psychology of a killer, but of kin as well. It’s the same one as that in his own mother’s still unsolved homicide 33 years ago. This psychological thriller grabbed me by the nose with the second paragraph and didn’t let go until I hollered. Like, seriously twisted, sick and terrible.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Would I recommend this book? A hurricane that would hit shore as a category 5 and the island was being evacuated.

Jake is only there because his late mother would have expected him to look after his father. Having spent a significant portion of his life battling the demons of alcohol and drug addiction, Jake now battles monsters of a different sort as an independent contractor for the FBI. Be forewarned, graphic descriptions of crime scenes are included, and there are a couple of brief but harrowing passages of a sexual nature. And the roert were truly horrific. 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.

Jake Cole is an FBI consultant with an eidetic memory which allows him to memorize crime scenes.

Hurricane Dylan is a Category 5 monster which leaves unprecedented death and destruction in its wake. Jan 15, – Grand Central. There is a hurricane coming into the town also, so the police are dealing with evacuation but also trying to hunt down the killer.

Bloodman by Robert Pobi

And I found myself anxiously tearing through the last pages as the hurricane’s destruction of the town starts to mirror the anguishing devastation of Cole’s life as he knows it. From what I heard, Bloodman was t Give me a break. So at the end ofhe walked away from his business, an exclusive antiques and robertt shop in Montreal, and signed with Jill Marr at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency at the end of February Jake Cole has avoided Montauk for over a quarter of a century, having nothing but negative memories to associate with his hometown.

And here was the thing. He is a renowned expert in English period furniture and makes a mean coq au vin. 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.


All of the robegt were developed quite well and none of them seemed static and one dimensional. Also, for someone who loves his family so much, he didn’t even phone her telling her to NOT show up because a hurricane is going to hit. I really liked how Jake’s history with his father was described right off the bat.

Rogert father, a painter of some renown who is riddled with Alzheimer’s, has suffered a horrific accident that just may have been self-imposed. Jake an FBI consultant who, trust me is not your average garden variety, soon finds himself pulled into the hunt for the vicious killer.

Now, almost 30 years later, he forces himself to return to his childhood home. No rest for the wicked — or the contractually obligated. You can see how this sort of thing could go very badly in the hands of an incompetent writer.

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Feb 10, Chandni rated it really liked it Shelves: The author has also cleverly painted clues into the layers upon layers that make up the final picture. When does suspense become horror? FBI contractor Jake Cole deciphers the language of murderers bloodmxn reconstructing three-dimensional crime scene models in his head, a talent that has left his nerves frayed and his psyche fragile.