- Title: Blueblood
- Author: Matthew Iden
- ISBN: 9781479336210
- Page: 499
- Format: Paperback
Four unrelated murders Nothing special in Washington DC Not even good enough to make the evening news But then a concerned police lieutenant approaches retired homicide detective Marty Singer with a simple fact that changes everything They were all cops In a race to stop the killings, Marty tackles the case from the outside, chasing the killer from deadly Southeast DCFour unrelated murders Nothing special in Washington DC Not even good enough to make the evening news But then a concerned police lieutenant approaches retired homicide detective Marty Singer with a simple fact that changes everything They were all cops In a race to stop the killings, Marty tackles the case from the outside, chasing the killer from deadly Southeast DC to the heart of the Virginia gangland, on a mission to stop the spilling of yet Blueblood.The Marty Singer detective series A Reason to Live Marty Singer 1 Blueblood Marty Singer 2 One Right Thing Marty Singer 3 The Spike Marty Singer 4 The Wicked Flee Marty Singer 5 Summer 2014
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Sam Bloch, a lieutenant with the MPDC Major Narcotics Branch, who is also a mid-level HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force) comes to Marty Singer after he suspects a serial killer is murdering cops, one of them Bloch's team member. Nobody in Bloch's department thinks the case worth investigating. Being stonewalled, Bloch asks Marty's favor to gather information and do the legwork for himBlueblood is the second book featuring Marty Singer, a retired MPDC homicide detective. I th [...]
"I'd been working on Bloch's cop killer for a week solid and felt run down. There was a time when I could've done that week on no more than a few hours of sleep. Cancer and age made that kind of stamina a memory of the distant past, but the trade off had been wisdom."Marty SingerThis is the second in the series of "Marty Singer Mystery." Set in Washington D.C retired homicide detective Marty is approached by LT. Sam Bloch concerning four seemingly unrelated murders. The unnerving problem is that [...]
The first book was a tough act to follow, but Matthew Iden has managed it. Our protagonist, retired homicide detective Marty Singer is still struggling with his cancer diagnosis when an old colleague calls him and asks him if can investigate a series of cop-killings off the books as the brass won't co-operate with each other and don't want to consider the fact that there may be a killer out there targeting police officers with brutal violence.This is a crime thriller with a well written main cha [...]
BLUEBLOODLoved this book, Marty is a special character-he feels like a good friend. I enjoyed the interaction between Marty and Amanda. Can't wait to read the rest of the Marty Singer Books.
From Lilac Wolf and StuffI beta-read and reviewed the first Marty Singer book, A Reason to Live. I thought it was excellent. I went through a phase of reading all the Michael Connelly books I could get my hands on. I also adore Jonathan Kellerman. My point being I love a well-written, gritty, crime novel. Iden does not disappoint. I honestly would put him up there with those 2 authors, and better than some others. Any publisher that didn't sign this guy should be regretting it now. The Marty Sin [...]
Very good book! Blueblood by Matthew Iden is the second in a series of books featuring retired homicide detective Marty Singer (and the first one in the series that I’ve read). As with most series there are some references to things that happened in the previous book but author Iden does this sparingly so that it comes across more in connection to how the character of Marty is motivated in certain situations rather than the prerequisite filling in of the back story. The author uses the locale [...]
I'm having a hard time assigning this a rating. Every now and then I have to veer off and read something gritty. I discovered Marty Singer, Matthew Iden's retired cop, with the first book in the series A Reason To Live. I really enjoyed that book. I appreciated the complexities Singer's health issues and female relationships caused. For me, they added nice layers. Blueblood is very smooth. Marty's present, but his female relationships aren't. His health concerns take a back seat, too—in a way. [...]
I really enjoyed this a lot. I liked A Reason to Live too and gave it 4 stars as it had mistakes in but I found only one mistake in this whole book.eaks when it should've been brakes-and that was it. So not only a terrific story again but a pleasurable read too !! Perfection.A couple of times Marty made me laugh aloud at things he said or thought. I do like him a lot.In this story he's still unwell and battling cancer and a cop asks if he'll help him investigate a cop killer who's operating in d [...]
Another excellent story.Couldn't put down my kindle, excellent series. Definitely start with the first one, so you'll know Marty and Amanda characters. This one is about five undercover drug enforcement police officers murder. Who done it mystery clues are in there, pay attention to Marty's observations when he walks into the room, pictures and other items he's seeing.
Love This Series!!!!This is an outstanding mystery series. I'm really, really enjoying reading these Marty Singer mysteries.The characters are great, wonderful story line,the plot is thick with good mystery, lots of fascinating facts, and I appreciate the descriptive geography.I've already ordered the next book in the series. Hope you enjoy the book as much as I have.
arty Singer has a lot of problems, but he is a cop first. Some seemingly unrelated homicides get his retired senses going. In the end he is all in.
Lots of action and MYSTERYAuthor kept the story very real and you could feel the tension throughout the book corruption seems to follow and a lot of professions . Sometimes it's needed to get garbage off the streets
I kept an open mind after the first book, in the hope that the characters would move forward. In the event, however, I found this very disappointing and won't be bothering with any more.
A different cop mysteryIt has all the police activity along with good characterization, intrigue and intensity that contributed to a very interesting and informed story.
I really don't like cops. If I did like cops, I'd have liked this book more. That said, Matthew Iden is good.
I really recommend the Marty Singer series by Matthew Iden. Lots of action and suspense!
Blueblood by Matthew Iden Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone.Marty Singer returns to more private investigation work. His last case was forced upon him and he’s reluctant to take on this new case. He’s still fighting cancer and wants to focus his time and energy on that and enjoying what he can of his early retirement. But an aging cop, Sam Bloch, asks for his help in looking into four seemingly unrelated murders scattered across a few precincts. Ri [...]
Note: While this is Book 2 in the series, it works just fine as a stand alone.Marty Singer returns to more private investigation work. His last case was forced upon him and he’s reluctant to take on this new case. He’s still fighting cancer and wants to focus his time and energy on that and enjoying what he can of his early retirement. But an aging cop, Sam Bloch, asks for his help in looking into four seemingly unrelated murders scattered across a few precincts. Right away, Marty is intrigu [...]
This is the second Marty Singer book. In the first installment, which I really liked, Marty had just retired from his career as a homicide detective in Washington, DC's Metropolitan Police due to his battle with cancer. While the first book focused a bit more on his struggles with cancer treatment, this one has pushed cancer into the background. I like Marty's character a lot and the police crime-solving and crime-fighting scenes are good, but I am skeptical about a major plot point in this book [...]
Regular readers of my blog and reviews will know that I have reviewed a couple of Matt Iden’s books before, under the KBR name. When I saw that Matt had published the second of the Marty Singer novels I rushed straight to and downloaded the book….It’s hard to read any book in a series without comparing it to what has gone before… I really enjoyed the first Marty Singer book, A Reason to Live, and was worried that I would be disappointed by the follow up.Singer is still retired and fight [...]
Book moves exrtremly slow.There were times when I almost went to sleep. Good plotting strung out way too much. The ending was fast.
Cops are held to a higher standard than the "normal" citizen, and so when they start showing up in the morgue - as victims - those they work with are on edge - and with more questions than answers.Are the multiple shootings linked? Is someone specifically targeting police? Are there more targets out there? Are gangs involved, or is there someone else at work?Problem is, they don't know who's involved.That's where 52-year-old retired detective Marty Singer comes in can he solve the case before a [...]
When four murders take place in the DC area, it’s nothing unusual—at first—until a conscientious homicide cop decides it is unusual because the four victims were all cops. He asks retired DC homicide detective Marty Singer to work unofficially to find out what’s going on.Blueblood by Matthew Iden is an edge of the seat thrill to read as Singer finds himself hip deep in a race against time to find the killer before more cops die at his hand. Clues begin to pile up almost as fast as the bo [...]
For being retired, Marty Singer is sure staying busy. With his Marty Singer character, Matthew Iden has a detective that will appeal to police procedural fans but is more complex than most in this genre. By virtue of being retired and his investigations being unofficial or off the books, Iden has a bit more leeway in what Singer can get away with while remaining credible. That his cases are not just doing his job seems to draw me in, getting me more invested in Marty’s cases, too.As with the f [...]
While I enjoy detective stories that are full of action and bizaare plot twists, I really appreciate stories that have authentic human beings at their heart. Marty Singer is such a hero. Even without his health struggle to humanize him, this is a character who is real. In a sense, his personal issues drive him to apply his energy and intellectual capacity to solve the case he's working on. In this instance, the deaths of police officers add to his passion and drive. It also strikes me as signifi [...]
Finally a book I that was good enough where enjoyed it enough that I wanted to read it to the end.I like Marty Singer for a few reasons; he's not a ex-cop who lost his career because he was drunk, has no superior over him where there is a mutual hate, no ex-wife who he still loves but who want noting to do with him or does but he's just to complex.Marty has the issue of dealing being an ex-cop but it's because of heath reasons, he's liked by his peers, no wife whose left him giving him reason to [...]
Matthew Iden has become one of my favorite new authors and IMHO ranks right up there with Parker and Woods. I loved A Reason To Live. His second book, Blueblood, is a very close second. The story kept me turning the pages for longer than I had time and there were plenty of speed bumps in the story to keep me off balance. I was slightly disappointed that, although it was mentioned, Singer's health issues were given little face time. This was one of the aspects that made Singer human and flawed an [...]
Enjoyable read. And the ending was even better!
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars *Print copy won in Author contest*Marty Singer is at it again in this sequel to A Reason to Live. Retiredhomicide detective Marty helps investigate a string of murders, howeverthis time the victims are cops. The murders occur in DC and Maryland andare not seemingly connected until he begins digging into the facts. Themore he discovers though, the more he worries the killings will continue.I enjoyed the pace of Blueblood and again felt like Marty was an oldfriend. He is e [...]
Not finished yet. It's holding my interest, but it is slow-going right now. Merged review:The pace picked up in the last 15% or so. I had figured out 'who done it' by then, but the ending surprised me a bit. I do like the characters, but too much of the story was spent on the relationships, and not enough action. Also, I thought the murders of Torres and Witherspoon were given short shrift and were just thrown in to confuse the story. In addition, the introduction was weird, since it was written [...]
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