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  • ISBN 0755357264
  • ISBN13 978-0755357260
  • Language English
  • Author Jonathan Kellerman
  • Publisher Headline (2008)
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  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1640 kb
  • Size Fb2 1247 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 266


New York Times Bestselling Author. Worse, the sleazy motel where the Swopes were staying is empty-except for an ominous blood stain.

New York Times Bestselling Author. 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.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Psychologist Alex Delaware and his friend, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, investigate the disappearance of a gravely ill child and the murder of his parents.

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Jonathan Kellerman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars.

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This is an early Dr. Alex Delaware novel that tackles the topic of childhood cancer.

Blood Test, published in 1986, is the second novel by Jonathan Kellerman. It is told from the first-person point of view of Dr. Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who is Kellerman's main character in the majority of his novels

Blood Test, published in 1986, is the second novel by Jonathan Kellerman. Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who is Kellerman's main character in the majority of his novels. The novel also includes Delaware's best friend, LAPD Detective, Milo Sturgis. The novel's primary plot centers on a 5-year-old boy, Woody Swope, who is gravely ill, whose parents have refused to allow the one treatment that could save his life.

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

Worse, the sleazy motel where the Swopes were staying is empty-except for an ominous blood stain. 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.

Электронная книга "Blood Test", Jonathan Kellerman. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Blood Test" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Dr. Alexander Delaware, a child psychologist in Los Angeles, is called in to evaluate the case of a leukemia patient whose parents want to discontinue chemotherapy.

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CopamHuk
Alex Delaware is a child psychologist, and obviously a very good one. At the age of 35, he’s also independently wealthy as a result of investments that paid off well that has allowed him to retire from his practice. Part-time, he works as a consultant to the LAPD. And, by the way, he’s also devilishly good-looking and a karate master. So what’s not to like? Well, it turns out that Alex also has a terrible habit for sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong and stupidly risking his life. You even end up feeling sorry for the guy!

Child psychology can get you into trouble

In Jonathan Kellerman’s Blood Test, the second in his Alex Delaware series, Alex is confronted with not just one but two troubling cases virtually at the outset. He has just testified in court to support a young woman seeking a divorce from a violent husband who is (to my layman’s eyes, at least) clinically insane. No sooner does he leave the courthouse, than the husband attacks him physically. Karate moves save Alex, allowing him to flee with only a black eye. Then, still under the threat of retaliation by the husband, he is called to the pediatric oncology ward at a hospital where he previously practiced to lend a hand to support the oncologist treating a very sick little boy. The boy’s parents won’t allow the recommended chemotherapy, and the excitable oncologist is on the verge of violence.

Not the usual set-up for a detective novel, eh? Yes, Blood Test is a detective novel. Even though Alex is the principal investigator and is not himself a detective, he works with the brilliant LAPD homicide detective Mike Sturgis. Call this story a thriller: it’s long on suspense and full of surprises.

As the story unfolds, Alex’s expertise in child psychology proves crucial again and again. Kellerman is himself a psychologist, so he knows whereof he writes. He appears to be very, very good at his profession, if the scenes he depicts in his writing are any indication.

About the author

Jonathan Kellerman has written 31 books featuring Alex Delaware and another 17 in other series or as standalone novels. He has also written five nonfiction books about subjects as diverse as childhood cancer and vintage guitars. (Both topics figure in Blood Test.) He has won awards both for his writing and for his work in psychology.
FRAY
An excellent book by any standard at all.

I'd read this book before -- I've read all the Alex Delaware books, and loved them all. But it was fun to reread this one, see again the early days of Alex and Milo. Milo is the best second-lead in the whole publishing industry. As a unique but not quirky character, Milo has everything going for him, and in the (few) books where he doesn't play much of a part, he's missed.

But it's not just Milo. There are so many things to love about Kellerman's books -- the fast pace, the un-put-downable suspense, the unique view into some local sub-culture, and most certainly all the Los Angeles lore, which he does better than any other writer. And Alex's personal life, which ebbs and flows throughout the books, which is always told with restraint. There are no red-hot love scenes here, no untoward bad language, just Alex, who comes across as a profoundly decent and honorable man, something that's not all that common anymore. An Alex Delaware book is like a visit with old friends -- and rereading one is just as good as it was the first time.

Highly recommended.
mIni-Like
I read Jonathan Kellerman because of his exquisite mastery of the English language. Unfortunately, in the early books, Alex Delaware is too much of a superhero. He is injured, beat up, shot, and he bounces back. The later books are more cerebral, and Alex uses his skill as a psychologist to deal with threatening situations. SPOILER: This book contains not one but two endless monologues summarizing what really happened. And both contain facts new to the reader. I gave this one a better review than the book deserved only because of the excellent writing and Kellerman's ability to keep the reader engaged.
Kikora
I like Alex Delaware novels, and have read a number of them. This is the earliest in the series I have read, and I was surprised at how bad it was. There were a lot of details that were implausible or impossible (would a town have a sheriff, and would that sheriff decide to "let someone go with a fine" rather than serve jail time?). Beyond that, the plot was a bit of a mess. The whole thing with the weird religious group seemed very contrived, as did everything around the messenger service and those who worked there.

Since it's old, it also feels dated in ways that are somewhat interesting--it's not too many years ago that communication from any location was not an instantaneous thing or that people used things like manual typewriters and carbon paper.
September
My first introduction to Mr. Kellerman was a more recent book he wrote, Mystery and I loved it. Several people had told me they enjoyed his early works more so I decided to try his Book #2 in the series. While interesting with some twists I was very disappointed in this book. I felt there was way too much explicit sexual content that was not really needed to move the story along. It was almost as if he needed to fill the pages so he just added lots of sex that rambled on and went no where. Being a more mature reader, I don't really enjoy that kind of writing and feel he could have made the same point without telling every graphic detail. The concept of the story was a good one, just not told very well.

I am glad to see, as with most writers, he has matured and his writing is much better, at least in the one I read prior to this one.