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  • Author:
    John Rubinstein,Jonathan Kellerman
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    0739321242
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    978-0739321249
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    Random House Audio; Abridged edition (October 11, 2005)
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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

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. He appears to be very, very good at his profession, if the scenes he depicts in his writing are any indication. 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.

Jonathan Kellerman, John Rubinstein (Narrator). I thoroughly enjoy Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series and have no hesitation in recommending this one highly.

Blood Test: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 2. Written by Jonathan Kellerman. It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered

Blood Test: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 2. Narrated by John Rubinstein. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life.

Jonathan Kellerman is the No. 1 international bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE, BILLY STRAIGHT, THE CONSPIRACY CLUB, TWISTED and TRUE DETECTIVES.

Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody

Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve.

Written by Jonathan Kellerman, Audiobook narrated by John Rubinstein. Alex Delaware, Book 2. By: Jonathan Kellerman. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn. By Leigh on 09-16-12. Narrated by: John Rubinstein. Series: Alex Delaware, Book 2. Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins. When the Bough Breaks. Length: 3 hrs and 1 min.

Alex Delaware 02 - Blood Test. Download (lit, 362 Kb). Epub FB2 PDF mobi txt RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD and THE GOLEM OF PARIS. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous non-fiction works

Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mi. -Los Angeles Times . When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate.

Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mi. -Los Angeles Times Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis unravel a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware.

It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life.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 room where the Swopes were staying is empty--except for the ominous bloodstain. The Swopes and their son have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.Now Alex and his friend, homocide detective Milo Sturgis, have no choice but to push the law to the breaking point. They've entered an amoral underworld where drugs, dreams, and sex are all for sale...where fantasies are fulfilled at any price--even at the cost of a young boy's life.

CONVERSE
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.
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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.
Xarcondre
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.
Fiarynara
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.
Endieyab
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.