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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Goddard Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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There's no such thing as easy money - as surgeon Edward Hammond is about to find out. Thirteen years ago, he performed a lifesaving operation on a Serbian gangster, Dragan Gazi. Gazi is now standing trial for war crimes in the international court in The Hague. After his life was saved, his men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars. Now Gazi's family want more from him: in exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret, they want him to find for them the man who holds the key to all the money Gazi squirreled away before he was locked up. But Italian financier, Marco Piravani, doesn't want to be found, not by Hammond, not by anyone. No sooner has Hammond tracked him down, than Piravani has disappeared again. His pursuit will take him first to The Hague, and then to Milan to find the Italian, and then finally back to the scene of his crime, Belgrade, where he must confront the decisions he once so easily took. Only then will he be able to lay the past to rest....

Here is the breath-taking new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple-cross - the complete, full-length novel by Robert Goddard, read by David Rintoul.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 2/19/2014

    " This book was awfully slow going - unusually for a Robert Goddard novel as I normally devour them in two days. I think that it's largely down to the fact that I found the protagonist (Edward Hammond) rather cold, and so difficult to like or root for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma Tombs | 2/14/2014

    " As usual I found Goddard's writing historically accurate and compelling, the lead character distinctly more flawed than usual. But I'm coming to find his books frustratingly formulaic. The twist at the end is no longer a surprise; instead I found myself distrusting the rest of the book in anticipation. It's a shame because he's a wonderful writer. It's time to rely on that and not countless (confusing) twists. Still gets four stars though because I expect if this had been the first book of his I'd read, it might have been my favourite. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ian | 2/14/2014

    " Goddard has been writing potboilers for decades and, for some reason, I continue to read them. his books are the sort which win the WH Smith "Thumping Good Read" Award. Which means there's no good looking in them for deep meaning, wonderful prose or profound insight. Instead, you get an everyman made victim to a conspiracy and which he must puzzle out to save himself. In Blood Count, it's a surgeon who performed a liver transplant on a Serbian warlord who is now under trial at the International Court of Justice. The warlord's daughter blackmails the surgeon into approaching the warlord's ex-accountant as he has control of the family's ill-gotten gains. But it's all a plot within a plot within a plot, and people get murdered and the warlord escapes and... Goddard's books are fast, entertaining reads, and this one, I have to admit, was one of his better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Irwin | 2/1/2014

    " I still like reading Robert Goddard but his novels tend to be a bit dull now - good twists & turns but predictable!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 1/25/2014

    " Second book I have read from this author. Didn't enjoy it as much as the first - a bit formulaic perhaps. An average guy gets cuaght up in events way out of his league. Still had lots of twists and turns and was and entertaining easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daithi | 1/18/2014

    " not his best - no more than average "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 1/17/2014

    " Not his best, but even mediocre Goddard is enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abbie Ennis | 12/29/2013

    " A good book but not my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annemarie | 12/21/2013

    " Good suspense story and great read from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 11/28/2013

    " An easy and reasonably entertaining read. Lots of twists and turns which became a bit unbelievable. His main character seemed too naive to be true. A bit formulaic but enjoyable if you use him as filler material between the more meaty stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc_c | 11/28/2013

    " A little implausible at times but has all the typical twists and turns of a Goddard novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Fordred | 11/4/2013

    " Not quite as good as his first books but much better than the last few though. Must admit for a surgeon the main character was pretty gullible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 zenbren | 10/13/2012

    " oddard never disappoints. This is a relatively complex plot which sees the highly successful Lonson surgeon,Dr Hammond pay for and try to make retribution for a liver transplant op on a murderous "terrorist" which had devastating and far reaching consequences. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Leonard | 7/27/2012

    " not his best, but still an enjoyable easy read, ideal holiday reading. A good plot with some great twists ( i saw some coming but not all) there is a lot of detail on locations in Europe which did nothing for me as I am unfamiliar with the countries concerned "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 5/21/2012

    " Goddard back to his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Gillespie | 4/23/2012

    " Great story. Very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 2/13/2012

    " Doubt I'll be able to distinguish this from any other RG book I've read, but occasionally I love to romp through his heart-racing, page-turning books for a change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teryl | 8/15/2011

    " Clever story, Eastern European setting interesting, but it never ignited for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 7/14/2011

    " An average read really exploring individuals caught up in the Yugoslavia war "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hans | 7/11/2011

    " Elaborate! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Condie | 7/10/2011

    " A good bit of escapist reading that keeps you turning the pages. It is not a literary masterpiece, but a great read nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and studied history at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-your-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for a television show starring John Thaw. His thriller Long Time Coming won an Edgar Award.

About the Narrator

David Rintoul is a stage and television actor. A former student of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he has worked extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared regularly on BBC television, starring as Mr. Darcy in the 1980 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and as Doctor Finlay in the television series of the same name.