Former antiques dealer Pobi boldly announces his arrival as a cunning novelist with this grim and gory debut thriller. FBI contractor Jake Cole. Bloodman by Robert Pobi book review. Click to read the full review of Bloodman in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Renee C. Official website for novelist Robert Pobi. Worldwide – August 6, His novel, Bloodman, was called ” a remarkable debut ” by Booklist, and ” a relentless.

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Like, seriously twisted, sick and terrible.

Montauk, Long Island is in the path of a storm. When a twisted serial killer strikes nearby, the local sheriff is ill equipped to battle an increasingly bold killer. He had pkbi eidetic memory, useful in his job as an independent contractor with the FBI. Stay far away if things of this ilk tend to disturb you.

Bloodman by Robert Pobi

He wasn’t in town long before the local Sheriff called him in for some help on a case, the okay given by his handler with the Bureau. It puts Jake in the position of trying to deconstruct not just the psychology of a killer, but of kin as well. Sign in to post comments. A massive storm is brewing off the Eastern Seaboard, heading straight for Montauk, Long Island where Jake Cole has reluctantly returned to care for his estranged father who has slipped into dementia.

Refresh and try again. And the final one. Jake had his own demons to deal with as bloodma. View all 21 comments. Having spent a significant portion of his life battling the demons of alcohol and drug addiction, Bloodman now battles monsters of a different sort as an independent contractor for the FBI. Nothing to identify them.


Most of his fingers were burned off, his face ruined gloodman one side.

Bloodman by Robert Pobi

Montauk, Long Island is in the path of a storm. He’d left all those years ago for several reasons, chief that he didn’t like rohert cold father. Speculating who the actual killer is was too easy as I figured it out early on.

This book is absolutely enthralling at first. The story begins on the pboi and final day with the arrival of a category five hurricane called Dylan, the biggest to hit the shoreline sinceand then quickly moves back in time to day one.

Again, we turn to Agatha Christie. Not great, but enjoyable enough. It introduced us to Jake’s character and his relationships in a direct manner which I appreciated.

Though not artistically inclined in the literal sense, Jake can nevertheless paint an exquisite picture. Overall, this novel is a dark, chilling, and extremely unforgettable read. I enjoyed going back to the commercial thriller because it really put my readings of the last few years in perspective, but you know. The problem, if you can call it that, is each publisher has different contractual requirements, so the books are coming out staggered.

Slated for publication in nine countries, Bloodman is poised to take the world by storm. It’s the same one as that in his own mother’s still unsolved homicide 33 years ago. I definitely found it a little hard to stomach. One only he can see, Jake has the unique ability to recreate with disturbing, haunting accuracy every detail of a murder in his mind after viewing the scene of the crime.

Robert Pobi is an excellent addition to the mystery genre and I think he’s going to be extremely successful. Feb 25, Panos Bellos rated it it was amazing. Unreliable narrators are one thing.


His father, a talented painter now tortured by dementia, horribly maimed himself in a mysterious fire. There are very few of my reading friends that I would recommend this dark murder mystery to because of the graphic descriptions bloodmah violent acts, but it grabbed me from page one for a wild ride into a tormented world.

How do we know? As bodies pile up and the storm edges closer, Jake rushes to keep his family from harm and find the killer.

And the murders were truly horrific. By Terry DiDomenico Bliodman but unbowed… It is said Robert Pobi had six complete novels in his desk drawer when he decided to take up writing full time. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a first novel that enthralled and tested me like Robert Pobi’s “The Bloodman”; an intriguing, complex thriller that twists it’s way through a four day period in quiet Montauk, New York.

Now, almost 30 years later, he forces himself to return to his childhood home. An excellent debut from an author I will keep my eye on.

Bloodman by Robert Pobi. He keeps a couple of rifles in an umbrella stand near a closet. Chris July 26, – 3: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.