Blood Test

Blood Test Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five year old cancer patient Woody Swope But Woody s parents members of a cult called The Touchers are not only refusing the treatment they re als

  • Title: Blood Test
  • Author: Jonathan Kellerman
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  • Page: 487
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  • Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five year old cancer patient, Woody Swope But Woody s parents, members of a cult called The Touchers , are not only refusing the treatment, they re also threatening to remove him from the hospital Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody AlDoctors believe that they can successfully treat five year old cancer patient, Woody Swope But Woody s parents, members of a cult called The Touchers , are not only refusing the treatment, they re also threatening to remove him from the hospital 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

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    1. Jonathan Kellerman

      Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles He helped work his way through UCLA as an editorial cartoonist, columnist, editor and freelance musician As a senior, at the age of 22, he won a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for fiction Like his fictional protagonist, Alex Delaware, Jonathan received at Ph.D in psychology at the age of 24, with a specialty in the treatment of children He served internships in clinical psychology and pediatric psychology at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and was a post doctoral HEW Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at CHLA IN 1975, Jonathan was asked by the hospital to conduct research into the psychological effects of extreme isolation plastic bubble units on children with cancer, and to coordinate care for these kids and their families The success of that venture led to the establishment, in 1977 of the Psychosocial Program, Division of Oncology, the first comprehensive approach to the emotional aspects of pediatric cancer anywhere in the world Jonathan was asked to be founding director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine Decades later, the program, under the tutelage of one of Jonathan s former students, continues to break ground Jonathan s first published book was a medical text, PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER, 1980 One year later, came a book for parents, HELPING THE FEARFUL CHILD In 1985, Jonathan s first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, was published to enormous critical and commercial success and became a New York Times bestseller BOUGH was also produced as a t.v movie and won the Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Boucher Awards for Best First Novel Since then, Jonathan has published a best selling crime novel every year, and occasionally, two a year In addition, he has written and illustrated two books for children and a nonfiction volume on childhood violence, SAVAGE SPAWN 1999 Though no longer active as a psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Jonathan is married to bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman and they have four children.

    414 thoughts on “Blood Test”

    1. The second book of Alex Delaware series definitely DID NOT appeal to me like the first book. Maybe because the first half of the book, it only talked about a kid who suffered cancer and ended up missing with the rest of the family (possibly brought back to this cult who called themselves The Touch) and a minor case about a messed up father who lost custody. Well, it was boring :(I guess, when I pick up a mystery / thriller book, I always need a dead body, a case to solve. The dead bodies (as men [...]


    2. This is the second book in the Alex Delaware series. A protagonist, hero who drives a Cadillac Seville is not my type even if a talks a good psychological game. Alex’ choice of cars takes him down a notch in my view. Makes him a bit ostentatious as far as I am concerned. But that is likely a relatively meaningless quibble in the big picture. In my first two encounters with Alex I liked reading his psychological observations. But this book may have gone beyond the pale as far as I am concerned. [...]


    3. When psychologist Dr Alex Delaware was asked to meet Woody Swope and his family, he had no idea where this meeting would lead him. Woody was five years old and had cancer. His doctor at the cancer clinic was an old friend of Alex’s and valued his expertise; the family were not convinced treatment was helping Woody and they were threatening to remove him from the hospital.Playing checkers with Woody had Alex realizing he was a sweet, innocent child, one who had a good chance of surviving with t [...]


    4. I enjoyed Blood Test. Johnathan Kellerman is a fabulous writer. This is the second book in the Alex Delaware series, and I can honestly say that it was better than the first, which in my experience isn't usually true. I've almost always thought that the first book or movie in a series is the best. I really like Kellerman. There was one instance in the book that Alex had the flu, and his great description had me feeling like I had the same thing Alex did (in my head). His descriptions of location [...]


    5. This is only the second book I have read from this author. The first was also part of the Alex Delaware series. The book started out in the court room where a crazed father loses visitation rights to his children. He confronts or solicits help from Alex to help regain his visitation rights. When Alex will not help, his pled for help turns into threat. The story then quickly shifts gears to an 11 year old boy who has cancer. Alex is contacted by an old friend to consult on the case. However after [...]


    6. Alex is called in to help a former colleague when the parents of a child with cancer want to remove him from treatment (they have an older daughter who is rather wild). Before he can speak to them though they disappear with the little boy. Then the parents turn up dead.Where is Woody and his big sister Nona? Are they dead too? Did a local cult (called The Touch) have anything to do with it?I certainly enjoyed this more than the first book (although I did guess Nona's real relationship to Woody q [...]


    7. Alex is asked to consult with a family whose five year old son is battling cancer. Although treatable, he picks up a strange vibe from the family, which is then corroborated when the boy is mysteriously removed from the hospital and the family disappears. Alex and his cop friend Milo investigate and find out the disturbing secrets behind the family regarding the boy and his older teen sister. I never thought of exotic greenhouse flowers the same way after this book.


    8. This one is better with age. I'd given it four starts before for some reason, but it is a five star book. As before, I'd forgotten the details but not the plot. Great book!


    9. Alex has a new challenge - a child with cancer whose parents refuse to allow treatment. Only what should have been a somewhat cut and dried case turns nasty when the family disappears, then the parents are found murdered. Alex is on the trail again, this time with a child's life in the balance. This definitely had a rather twisted storyline. It's funny, going back and reading these books from the beginning of the series as it gives me such a different perspective on Alex. I came into the series [...]


    10. 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 tha [...]


    11. Second book in the Alex Delaware series is a good read but seems to develop slowly. I do like the Delaware character but there is something about the writer's style that seems to slow the pace of the novel. At times it seems that there is over description, which creates a slow pace. I honestly prefer the writing of his wife, Faye Kellerman. Still the author develops a complex plot and story. If the reader likes complex thrillers that peer into the darker parts of humanity, the novel is well wort [...]


    12. This is classic twisted, wild Jonathan Kellerman. It's pulpy to be sure, and the writing isn't refined, but it kept me gasping in shock all the way to the end. Perfect audiobook for long road trips and boring plane rides.


    13. JONATHAN KELLERMAN HAS DONE IT AGAIN! Since we have our air conditioner broken I decided to finish his book and started another book. BLOOD TEST, the name got my attention. I LOVE DELAWARE/ STURGIS. IT'S TERRIBLE WHEN A BABY IS MISSING AND TERRIBLY SICK, 5YEAR OLD WOODY SWOPE WAS BEING TREATED IN A HOSPITAL AND WENT MISSING. EACH DAY THAT PASSES HIS CANCER GETS WORSE. THE WAY EACH CHARACTERS WAS INTRODUCED, THEN IN THE BOOK LEARNING ABOUT THEM, THE POSSIBILITY OF WHO TOOK HIM AND WHY WAS ENDLESS [...]


    14. onathan Kellerman, Blood Test (Signet, 1986)I spent most of this book waiting for that proverbial other shoe. Kellerman, in my mind, has always been one of those Andrew Vachss-style one-trick ponies who blames all of the world's problems on one narrow, and possibly specious, band of the psychotherapeutic spectrum. I hasten to add that I based that opinion on reviews and a cursory reading of Kellerman's first Alex Delaware novel, When the Bough Breaks, a few years back (I read it in tandem with o [...]


    15. There was a great deal of irrelevant information which for me had the effect of overshadowing the real storyline and making the novel somewhat confusing


    16. Alex Delaware has been asked by a friend, a pediatric oncologist, to speak with a family who is considering refusing cancer treatment for their son. The family is gone before he gets the chance to do so, leaving him a dark and bizarre case to solve.This is my first Delaware read. I loved the book. Fast-paced, suspenseful and intriguing, I couldn't put it down. My put off, however was the over description - sometimes a page is dedicated to character description. Also I didn't like Alex's over inv [...]


    17. I'm torn between 3.5 and 4 stars. While I did enjoyed Blood Test I have to admit the end was a little hokey. Alex's crime-fighting cape must prevent him from being arrested for all the crime he commits, as well as preventing him from ever being seen sneaking around until he is in a room with no exits. (Seriously, Jonathan Kellerman, is this going to be a theme?)Two plus points (besides the fact I kind of liked the plot of this better than the first book) - more Milo and less Robin. Unfortunately [...]


    18. 2nd novel in the Alex Delaware series. Dr. Delaware, psychologist and his friend, detective Milo Sturgis, investigate the disappearance from a hospital of a very ill 5-year old boy, who urgently needs treatment. While the story as such is potentially interesting, hardly anything happens in the first part. The continuous lengthy and irrelevant discussions with an overkill of details, are very annoying E.g."he was wearing a belt with an oversized buckle in the shape of an Indian Chief" or "his fee [...]


    19. Very good read. Everyone and everything is somehow connected in this thriller. Starring Alex Delaware, a semi-retired psychologist who specializes in children and families. Delaware gets mixed up in a case that has the Swope family at it's heart, trying to pull a severley ill child out of hospital, and the Moody family, trying to put their family back together after Mr Moody was found guilty of trying to kidnap his children. Rape, abuse, murder, intrigue, mystery, cultism and odd characters are [...]


    20. Second book by Kellerman on Delaware. You can still feel the not-yet-mature writer here and there, although his first-person Voice is definitely already present, and some dialogues are very strong. Overall nicely constructed, in a very traditional way, but I felt it lost rythm and grip too often.Delaware doesn't feel very human, in this book. In some scenes, he is all buddy buddy and sensitive and heroicly altruistic. In other scenes, he is cold, super-hero like, to the point of being impossible [...]


    21. An entertaining read, but not one of his best. There are three different plots. The author attempts to tie them all together, but the book has a stop-and-go, "meanwhile, back at the ranch," feel. Once the reader settles into one storyline, an old one rears its head. The characters are nevertheless fully fleshed with dialogue, appearance, actions, and reactions, making Blood Test, for the most part, an enjoyable read.I did not enjoy the scenes designed to horrify or titillate. I thought they coul [...]


    22. This book didn't grip me right away as the first did; it felt like it took awhile to get going. I also had a more difficult time suspending my disbelief in this one. To be fair, book one had a similar array of seeming disparate parts tied into a pretty bow by the end, but for this book to have the same trope was a little much even for me. Eventually I started just rollin' with it, and it turned into an interesting ride. As I'm getting going in this series, I am definitely enjoying the trip back [...]


    23. I picked up this one and a couple of other early entries in this series when amazon offered them on sale for Kindle. It's very interesting going back to read the second book in a series that's now more than 25 books strong - the plot is more baroque and less thematically dense than recent books, and the hero-team of Alex and Milo was both on its own and struggling against institutional indifference to their efforts at best, hindrances at worst. That's in sharp contrast to the latest, where they [...]


    24. My least favorite Kellerman book to date (I've read a whopping 4 now). Although he merge two unsuspecting story lines together masterfully, the story was riff with incest, sexual exploits of a cult. I did not like the PORNO mixed in with my Murder Death Kill storyline. I SKIPPED many many pages in this novel and surprised I actually finished it. The ending was "too perfect" as everything got tied up in a nice shiney bow. BLAHI do NOT recommend this book to anyone especially NOT for one sexually [...]


    25. The second in Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware mysteries. A bit too tidily netted together but entertaining none-the-less if you like the crime-solving-hero who is independently wealthy, has a perfect girlfriend, and is a magnet for unscrupulous weirdos.


    26. Family dysfunction to the max is at the heart of this mystery, #2 in the Alex Delaware child psychologist series set in Southern California. Cults, perversions, kid with cancer, corrupt cops and a former big time LA lawyer combine in this thriller.



    27. I continue to love this series. The investigations of the police who have a psychologist on the scenes and interviews give a different perspective on the crimes and the people who commit them.


    28. An excellent series, the beginning of a long standing saga with Alex and Milo working to solve detective crimes with a psychological bend.


    29. Pg. 432 "I drove east on Sunset slowly and thought about familiesA good chunk of my life had been spent sorting out the scrambled communications, festering hostilities, and frozen affections that characterized families in turmoil. It was easy to believe that nothing worked. That blood ties strangled the soulThere were families that worked, that nurtured and loved. Places in the heart where a soul could find refuge." Alex is called by Dr. Melendez-Lynch to try and convince a family that what they [...]


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