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Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder) epub ebook

by Lawrence Block

Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder) epub ebook

Author: Lawrence Block
Category: Mystery
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTorch (November 5, 2002)
ISBN: 006103097X
ISBN13: 978-0061030970
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 972
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Hope to Die. Author : Lawrence Block.

Hope to Die. Genres : Mystery, Thriller. There's something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, a cold, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, then cuts their strings when he's done with them. No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started.

Mr. Block, please write more Matthew Scudder books. I really like the sober, middle-aged Scudder, who seems to have matured along with his author. TJ, the street kid whose mind moves like a breakdancer, is absolutely delightful.

Lawrence Block writes terrific books. His Matthew Scudder series is his best work. The Boston Sunday Globe). That said, I loved Hope To Die and wish I hadn't already finished it. I still don't understand the necessity of putting solar panels on the roof of the shipping container; it seemed odd and not the kind of thing an artful serial murderer would do but, if I understood everything, I guess I'd have to be Patterson. I'm looking forward to Alex Cross Book 23 and would rather see it sooner than later.

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Year Published: 1998. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. Year Published: 2001. Year Published: 2005.

Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic . Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr

Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic . Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994. Lawrence Block was born June 24, 1938 in Buffalo, New York, where he was raised. Block attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, but left before graduating.

The cops close the case.

When Byrne and Susan Hollander are killed in a brutal home invasion, the whole city catches its collective breath. A few days later the killers turn up dead behind a locked door in Brooklyn. One has killed his partner, then himself. The city sighs with relief. The cops close the case. Matt and Elaine Scudder were in the same room with the Hollanders hours before their deaths. In spite of himself, Scudder is drawn to the Hollander case. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read.

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The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole -- one apparently slain by his partner in crime who then took his own life.

There's something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, a cold, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, then cuts their strings when he's done with them. No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started ...

Reviews (7)
Kerdana
This story moves very fast and is one of the most lively detective books I've read in quite awhile. Detective Alex Cross's thoughts and speech are almost always in first person in this book. He is also almost constantly thrown off guard and on the move. At the same time, this story also described some of the most gruesome murders and passages I've ever read. Initially I kind of felt like quitting the book, but it was well-written, and I generally like Alex's character as well as books written by Patterson. I'm glad I continued. The reader is swept up in all the drama with truly unexpected twists, including lively scenes involving alligators in a Louisiana swamp! Alex's family was also involved, which made this book special. In addition, he had a new partner - a young female detective who was gifted at what she did. Although her words and thoughts weren't in the first person, they felt as if they were, since as a reader, I could easily imagine her spunk and actions. Several other interesting characters helped both Alex and the bad "guys".

Best West
This was a fabulous book! It was a continuation of Patterson's last Cross book, which I had read, and that made it a little hard for me to follow as the story started but once I got myself up to speed the story moved quickly from one tension wracked but exciting situation to another as Cross moved quickly across what seemed like the entire Country. The book contains several scenes where Cross becomes deeply depressed which I did find somewhat disturbing. These scenes were brilliantly written, in fact far better than the book as a whole or most other books I have ever read, but I read this type of book for excitement, entertainment and pure escape and just don't care to learn how deeply depressed any character could, should or does become. That's a downer for me. That said, I loved Hope To Die and wish I hadn't already finished it. I still don't understand the necessity of putting solar panels on the roof of the shipping container; it seemed odd and not the kind of thing an artful serial murderer would do but, if I understood everything, I guess I'd have to be Patterson. I'm looking forward to Alex Cross Book 23 and would rather see it sooner than later.

xander
I can't believe that it has been a year since I read the first part of this story. When it ended in the cliffhanger I was so bummed. But the anticipation of the wait was well worth it. Alex Cross fans rejoice cause he's back with a vengeance and a mission of mercy. James Patterson put his all in this book. Every page was better than the last. At first I didn't like the two part story due to the waiting game. Figured Patterson made enough money on Dr. Cross, but he does not fail to keep the story line good. A great big thumbs up to Patterson for answering all unanswered questions raised in the first part. Every piece of information is available in the second book. At least I'll give him that much. Now let's see him write a good Michael Bennett story cause "Burn" was terrible. Now I know why. All the good stuff went into this story.

Yndanol
The first word to come to mind at the end of the last chapter was "awesome!" As I made my way through all the twists and turns, and revelations, my muscles tensed to the point near pain. I've read so many of the Alex Cross novels that I feel that I know the family like they were a part of my family. I felt all the anguish and pain Dr. Cross was going through as he searched for his family that was being held by a mad man, and felt hope at each revelation that brought him closer to finding out who the maniac really was. The serial killer was brilliant in his madness and careful planning. After all, he had gotten away with all he had done, leaving no clues behind for anyone to follow. The perfect killer that brings Alex Cross to his knees. Not until the very last moment does he ever realize that he has met more than his match, not only in Alex Cross, but with his family as well. When I finished the book, I realized that my shoulders had tensed to the point of being up around my ears, and my heart was pounding. This is the best book in the series by far! James Patterson has out done himself!

Niwield
Patterson kept us "hanging" in "Cross your Heart" but you are fully rewarded in "Hope to Die". The two books are intertwined into a superb and intriguing suspense that keeps you turning the pages to see how Cross scratches and claws his way to the end of the turmoil that this insane madman has inflicted upon his life. I really enjoyed Patterson's masterful use of unusual characters in this mini-series that keeps you riveted to the twisting turns in the story-line.
I bought the Audio Book for my wife and after reading the book am now listening to the book for a second run-thru and am impressed with the clever and detailed mind of Patterson as he lays out an intricately woven web of details that can be missed during a quick 'first pass'.
Very well done, sir! Highly recommend this fast-paced and action-packed book!

Beabandis
Probable discussion by Patterson/publisher - Patterson you are overdue on your next book. What's cooking? Patterson - Not to worry, I'll have it complete next week. Publisher - A Cross Book? Patterson - Not sure. I haven't started it yet. This is a poorly written book by a reputable writer.
There is nothing redeemable about it. The highlight/ lowlight - A kid and blind lady who can foretell the future pick Cross up in a GTO after he totals his car. Believe me, a one star is charitable.

Mr_Mix
Well written with enough twists and turns to keep you interested. Even though it continued the story of the Cross family kidnapping there was not a lot of time spent reiterating the previous book. I enjoyed the new characters he introduced. The only fault was that Alex Cross seemed to be able to go beyond normal physical limitations when injured. The reason I gave it only four stars is because I don't like being forced to buy the second book to learn what happened to his family!! (I did buy this immediately after finishing Cross My Heart.)

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