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About the book
  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409031116
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Blood Count

The breathtaking new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple cross

Thirteen years ago, surgeon Edward Hammond performed a life-saving operation on Serbian gangster Dragan Gazi. Now Gazi is standing trial for war crimes at the international court in The Hague. After Hammond saved his life, Gazi's men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars.

Now, in exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret, Gazi's family want a small favour: to find the man who knows what happened to Gazi's money. But Italian financier Marco Piravani doesn't want to be found. And no sooner has Hammond tracked him down than he disappears again. Hammond has no choice but to set off across Europe in pursuit.

In Blood Count, every action has a consequence and every question must have an answer. Only then might Hammond be able to lay the past to rest...

  • Pub date: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409031116
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Blood Count

“As always, Goddard delivers a thoughtful and fast-moving tale with well-drawn characters.”

Irish Independent

“The grubby supporting characters are vivid, the plotting is ingenious”

Sunday Times

“Robert Goddard is a very accomplished writer and this, his twenty-second novel, is as good as any I have read.”

Avanti Magazine

“Goddard's signature twists and turns, his clever plotting and the rising tension make this a page-turner thriller”


“The twists, turns and triple crosses will have you hooked ... a truly manipulative storyteller.”

Peterborough Evening Telegraph

“A penetrating examination of cause and effect ... the characters are well drawn, the action bloodthirsty and the end satisfying.”

Lincolnshire Echo

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