Blood Price (Dark Places Of The Earth Book 2) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Blood Price has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Tree Savers
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: A used book that is in good, clean condition. Your item will be picked, packed and posted FREE to you within the UK by Amazon, also eligible for super saver delivery
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Blood Price Paperback – 10 Oct 2005


See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£6.99
£0.01 £0.01
Audio Cassette, Audiobook
"Please retry"
£6.99 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.


Product details

  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks; New Ed edition (10 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340831472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340831472
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,496,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hi! Jon Evans here, the author of TRAIL OF THE DEAD (aka DARK PLACES), THE BLOOD PRICE, INVISIBLE ARMIES, THE NIGHT OF KNIVES and THE EXECUTOR. For far, far more than you probably ever wanted to know about me, see my web site at rezendi.com.

Product Description

Review

A highly readable, inventive thriller (Publishers Weekly)

'Albanian smugglers, Bosnian guerrillas and Central American drug dealers populate Evans's colorful transcontinental story of self-preservation and harebrained derring-do (after Dark Places), starring Paul Wood, an unemployed 29-year-old computer programmer. Paul, a Canadian living in San Francisco, and his beautiful Croatian-born girlfriend, Talena, attempt to save their fraying relationship with a trip to Sarajevo. (The year is 2003.) There, Paul morphs into an inadvertent action-hero when he rescues a South Asian boy and returns him to his family. In the process, Paul encounters Sinisa, the ruthless head of a multimillion-dollar people-smuggling ring, whom he turns to again when Talena's childhood friend Saskia needs his help getting to America. But there's a catch: Wood must design a "hacker tracker" program for the deranged smuggler in exchange for Saskia's freedom. From Albania, where Paul works around the clock to complete the program, he, Talena and Saskia find their way home v (Publishers Weekly)

As the plot unfolded, I found myself constantly surprised. Jon Evans's plotting is excellent . . . and at the end all the strands were tied up perfectly. I never wanted to put the book down. (Emily Barr on TRAIL OF THE DEAD)

Reading BLOOD PRICE reminded me of being a kid running down a too-steep hill, going faster and faster so that you can barely get your feet in front of you quickly enough to stop, loving every second of it. You can't stop. You don't want to stop . . . I wanted to keep reading to find out what the hell happened next. (Quill & Quire)

Albanian smugglers, Bosnian guerrillas and Central American drug dealers populate Evans's colorful transcontinental story of self-preservation and harebrained derring-do (after Dark Places), starring Paul Wood, an unemployed 29-year-old computer programmer. Paul, a Canadian living in San Francisco, and his beautiful Croatian-born girlfriend, Talena, attempt to save their fraying relationship with a trip to Sarajevo. (The year is 2003.) There, Paul morphs into an inadvertent action-hero when he rescues a South Asian boy and returns him to his family. In the process, Paul encounters Sinisa, the ruthless head of a multimillion-dollar people-smuggling ring, whom he turns to again when Talena's childhood friend Saskia needs his help getting to America. But there's a catch: Wood must design a "hacker tracker" program for the deranged smuggler in exchange for Saskia's freedom. From Albania, where Paul works around the clock to complete the program, he, Talena and Saskia find their way home. (Publishers Weekly)

In this haunting, suspense debut, Evans takes the reader on a page-turning adventure (Publishers Weekly on TRAIL OF THE DEAD)

You're hooked. Evans contrives to slip the necessary specialist net-head detail into the plot without being boring or patronising. He can also pin down a character with a few details deftly brushed in ... The characters are delightfully delineated by their speech patterns ...beautifully controlled ... not the least satisfying aspect of this pacy thriller for the 21st century is the way things go on happening until the last page. (The Times on TRAIL OF THE DEAD)

'This second book is good.... The settings are terrific, and Evans has a great eye for place and the little details of life that bring us right to the spot.' (Globe & Mail)

'A fantastic read' (Booklist)

'THE BLOOD PRICE is knowledgeable about Balkan history, the current fragile peace maintained by NATO and the multi-billion-dollar international refugee-smuggling industry. Evans can write, too.' (Washington Post)

Book Description

The gripping new thriller from Jon Evans, an exciting new talent treading Alex Garland territory

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
The taxi arrived at exactly the wrong time. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Schultz on 6 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
I really enjoyed this book, a fast paced thriller with a well crafted story that tends to surprise. The author really seems to know that places in the book.

The only letdown is the ending, it is a bit of a letdown compared to the rest of the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "paulturri" on 27 Mar. 2006
Format: Paperback
I picked the paperback up in Tenerife Airport whilst waiting for a delayed flight home on a whim - and was extremely surprised that I'd read it 15 hours later half way home (13 hour delayed flight!). The story is fast-paced, written well but not brilliantly so and grips you from the off. Good character outlines, enough back story to make them interesting and a flawed - if rather too hip - main character. The villan(s) of the story are fleshed out enough to be believable without being too James Bond Blofeld-esque and over the top. With good locations, a bit of nerd speak and a cool setting for the showdown (Burning Man - inspired!) as well as a believable & straightforward plotline. This comes highly recommended from me & made me seek out other books by the same author - such a shame he's only done two books so far.
A must if you want escapist reading on a sunny beach then this is a must.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By June on 26 Feb. 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
Unlless you want an overview of Africa, don't bother wasting your time. Too little plot which I found very boring.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AS on 5 Sept. 2009
Format: Paperback
I chanced upon this book with no ideas or expectations - I was simply drawn by the back cover blurb which offered a thriller set in Eastern Europe. And it's quite clear that the author has a sound knowledge of Mostar, Sarajevo and various locations in Albania. These well-drawn settings plus the unusual cast of characters make this thriller stand apart from most others I have read. The characters are all fully realised and sympathetic - even the mastermind baddie has a dangerously attractive quality to him. Really well-written and gripping. Thoroughly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback