Bleeding Hearts

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Bleeding Hearts
First edition
Author Ian Rankin
(writing as "Jack Harvey")
Country Scotland
Language English
Genre Thriller
Publisher Orion Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 316 pages
ISBN 0-7472-0999-5
OCLC 46600414
Preceded by Witch Hunt
Followed by Blood Hunt

Bleeding Hearts is a 1994 crime novel by Ian Rankin, under the pseudonym "Jack Harvey". It is the second novel he wrote under this name.

Plot summary[edit]

Michael Weston is a professional assassin, but he also suffers from haemophilia. The wealthy father of a girl he killed by mistake years ago has sworn vengeance on the killer, hiring a private detective (Hoffer) to track him down.

Rankin has said that he wrote this book under the influence of Martin Amis's novel Money and that Weston was influenced by that novel's protagonist John Self.[1]


  1. ^ "Bleeding Hearts".