Bleeders

Version: Unabridged
Author: Bill Pronzini
Narrator: Gregory Gorton
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: November 2002
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

A simple case gets murderously complicated when Nameless, Bill Pronzini's seasoned private-eye, exposes a nasty scam that involves junior account executive Jay Cohalan, his unhappy wife, and a mistress with a serious drug problem. It's the kind of case Nameless likes, because bleeders--the blackmailers, extortionists, small-time grifters, and other opportunists who prey on the weak and gullible--top his list of worthless human parasites. So there's nothing he enjoys more than putting another one or two of them out of commission and returning the $75,000 in blackmail cash to its rightful owner. "Nameless, though, cannot so easily close his Cohalan file--not when he finds his client face down in the middle of a four-poster bed with a bloody, powder-scorched hole behind the right ear. And only by a hair's breadth does Nameless himself escape a similar cold-blooded fate. His mind and gut wrenched by his brush with death, Nameless embarks on a relentless hunt for his unknown assailant in San Francisco's shadowy underworld. There he encounters bleeders of every ilk before he finds his quarry--and confronts his own demons--in a climax as powerful as it is shocking and unexpected

Reviews (1)

Bleeders

Written by Anonymous on May 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Not one of my favorites. A bit on the boring side.

Author Details

Author Details

Pronzini, Bill

Bill Pronzini's novel, "Snowbound", received the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. "A Wasteland of Strangers" was nominated for best crime novel of 1997 by both the Mystery Writers of America and the International Crime Writers Association; in addition to six Edgar Award nominations, Pronzini has received three Shamus Awards, two for best novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in northern California with his wife, the crime novelist Marcia Muller.