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Title:
Blood of my blood
Author:
Lyga, Barry, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Physical Description:
472 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Jazz Dent, who has been shot and left to die in New York City, his girlfriend, Connie, who is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy, and his best friend, Howie, who is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod, must all rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy.
General Note:
"The conclusion to the I hunt killers trilogy"--Jacket.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780316198707
Format :
Book

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The final book in this thrilling, terrifying series by New York Times bestselling author Barry Lyga is perfect for fans of Dexter .
Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son?" Who is the true monster?
The chase is on, and beyond Billy there lurks something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.


Author Notes

Barry Lyga was born on September 11, 1971. He received a BA in English from Yale University in 1993. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years. His first young adult novel, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, was published in 2006. His other works include Boy Toy, Hero-Type, Goth Girl Rising, I Hunt Killers, After the Red Rain, and as the Archvillain series for middle-grade readers.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Lyga's burial of the I Hunt Killers trilogy cements it as one of the most ambitious thriller series in YA history, and the absolute best cliff from which teen readers can dive into the grueling world of adult crime procedurals. Given the violence of Game (2013), it's no shocker that Jazz, Connie, and Howie begin laid up in the hospital. But there's no rest for the wicked: in short order this novel's time frame is brutally truncated Jazz busts out, determined to do away with, once and for all, his serial killer pop, Billy Dent. First, though, he will need to divine the truth behind the Crows, which appears to be a cult of murderers in thrall to the elder Dent. As Jazz's every evasive move against encroaching cops becomes more morally questionable, the central conflict can he use his dad's sociopathic tricks without sliding into sociopathy himself? is writ large. You can't stop reading, though; as before, Lyga's strength is a plot that rockets with blood-slicked assurance and with the intercut speed (and splatter) of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs (1988). Will Jazz end up a Crow or just another prospect ? Here's hoping the Edgar Awards retroactively present Lyga a trio of statuettes for his chilling three-book answer. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Strong reviews, Hollywood interest, and Lyga's ever-growing fan base should keep this splashy series capper on the front pages for some time.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Gr 9 Up-Jasper "Jazz" Dent is locked in a storage locker with two dead bodies, trying to nurse his own bullet wound in the dim light of a fading cellphone. Picking up (without pause) from the cliff-hanger ending in Game (2013), Lyga's series about the 17-year-old who was first introduced in I Hunt Killers (2012) as the son of escaped killer Billy Dent continues as he tries to aid the police in his father's recapture. Unaware that his girlfriend Connie has been lured by Billy to a Brooklyn tenement house and imprisoned with Jazz's mother, and that his hemophiliac friend, Howie, has been attacked, Jazz faces his demons alone-including repressed memories with sexual undertones, and the creepy voice of Billy educating his son on the acumen required to be a good serial killer (appearing in italics). The worrisome genetic factor plagues Jazz yet propels him in the right direction to foil some copycat killers and elude authorities long enough to solve his own life's mysteries. Obstructing the law, the teen follows clues that take him back home to Lobo's Nod for the chilling climax and surprise ending, despite red herrings thrown in the readers' path at every turn. Connie and Howie continue to play major roles in this episode, often providing their own points of view, as do officers Hughes and Tanner as bumbling but likable authorities. As a trilogy wrap-up, this gory winner with raw appeal requires having read the first two titles.-Vicki Reutter, State University of New York at Cortland (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.