Blood Test

Blood Test

Paperback - 2013
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It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but his parents refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save him. Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope--only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel where the Swopes were staying is empty--except for an ominous blood stain. They have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.

Now Alex and his friend, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, have no choice but to push the law to the breaking point. They are forced to enter an amoral underworld where drugs, dreams, and sex are all for sale and fantasies are fulfilled at any price--even at the cost of a young boy's life.

Praise for Blood Test

"A suspenseful thriller whose solution lies in the darker recesses of the human soul." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Gripping . . . peopled with vivid characters . . . pulsing with suspense." -- The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Establishes Jonathan Kellerman as a master of suspense." -- The Charlotte Observer

Don't miss the excerpt of Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt in the back of the book!
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780345540126
Branch Call Number: MYS KEL
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 20 cm


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Feb 14, 2018

If I had read this book first, I would never have read another Jonathan Kellerman book. Too bad they found it when it was lost in a warehouse.

Mar 20, 2017

I enjoyed the first Alex Delaware book and I thought this one was great too

Feb 12, 2016

Very bland and average book, nothing stands out over hundreds of others I have read. I just started reading Kellerman's work so I hope it improves in the next few ones or I will have to give up on him


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FavouriteFiction Oct 21, 2009

Child psychologist Alex Delaware searches for a child suffering from cancer who was mysteriously stolen from the hospital.

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