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Blood Rain in Trieste

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Milo Marchetti, a musician and club owner in Trieste, Italy, smells trouble when an exotic woman who resembles his dead wife entices him into arranging a murder for her. Despite his reservations, she answers his cash-flow problem—and he desires her too. Soon their budding romance is strained to its limits as her duplicity thrusts him into a maelstrom of violence: someone w ...more
Kindle Edition, 537 pages
Published September 1st 2015 by Amazon KDP (first published October 26th 2013)
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Blood Rain in Trieste is a thriller written by George Henry and published in 2015 by Creativia. I saw the book available on Amazon at a discounted price last month and picked it up. I'd definitely recommend keeping an eye out for future discounts or heading to the site to grab a copy now. What a roller coaster of emotions, battles, and intense drama.

I am a frequent thriller reader, but it's usually psychological or medical. I've read a few international ones (mostly series) about various histori
Sherry Fundin
Sounds like shades of Casablanca and Bogie made a trip to Trieste, Italy and ran into Hawaii Five-O.

Milo Marchetta is a musician, a club owner…in walks a dame, only this one wants to hire him to commit a murder.

Mobsters, hookers, money laundering, murder and bullies. What more could you ask for? Small men acting big. Walking a line between life and death. The characters are not prim and proper. I love flawed characters, but these characters are past flawed. They are desperate, twisted individual
Stephanie Knox
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading Blood Rain and I'm impressed. A page turner of a book that keeps you gripped from start to finish, and what a finish!
John Dizon
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Blood Rain In Trieste by George Henry is a foreboding suspense/thriller focusing on the exploits of Milo Marchetti, a veteran of Afghanistan whose troubled soul takes him along the Adriatic seacoast to the Italian city of Trieste. His alcohol-fueled sojourns along the nightclub strip end up crossing the path of Mohammed Nasim, the head of a powerful Muslim clan. Nasim hires Milo to act as a bodyguard for his daughter Adara. Milo is distracted by her brother Zarrar, a loose cannon whose exploits ...more
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an excellent read for thrill seekers! A non-stop action packed read. Full review at
J.P. Lane
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. It would make a terrific movie – providing the actors do George Henry’s characters justice. And what an unlikely cast they are, beginning with Milo, a Canadian Military Intelligence officer turned musician and club owner who lives in Trieste where he meets Adara, the feisty daughter of a Muslim crime boss, at Milo’s club. The action starts right there and then with a brawl involving Milo, Adara and her dangerous and possessive brother (she slaps Milo and throws a stiletto heel at him ...more
Brian Porter
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense, action-packed thrill ride.

Well, that was without doubt one of the most breathless roller-coaster reads I've enjoyed in a long time.
The author has, created a great 'hero' and I use the term l98sely6, in Milo Marchetti, ex-special agent, killer for hire, but only against the bad guys of the world. To the outside world, Milo is a guitar playing, singing club owner in Trieste, but under the respectable veneer lurks a pill popping, almost psychopathic, damaged man, intent on seeking revenge
J.P. McLean
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am so glad I took a chance on this debut novel by George Henry. Love and Death in Trieste is a non-stop action thriller that kept me turning the pages into the wee hours.

In L&DIT, Milo Marchetti, a Canadian war hero and sharp shooter, has found some semblance of peace in Trieste where he manages a blues bar. But Marchetti’s life is turned sideways when he falls for the wrong woman, which puts him in the crosshairs of her powerful family, their rivals and the local police.

Henry takes the
Christine Hayton
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Disclosure: I purchased the trade paperback “Blood Rain in Trieste” from Amazon. I do not know the author personally and have had only occasional encounters with him on the Goodreads site. I had a brief communication with him about this self-published book. He informed me it had been rewritten and edited. Since I had read the original, I was curious as to what changes he had made. The comments that follow are my own personal opinion. I received NO compensation of any kind, or from any one, to pr ...more
Rose Maureen
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood and Rain, starts with character Milo Mechetti, who is many things. Owner of the Blue Note Club, Former assassin of the secret service, who is out for revenge for death of his wife and chid, and he don't care as long as it dont come back on him, although he doesn't know it at the time. This is where all his adventures starts, when a beautiful dark eyed girl called Adara comes into his club one night, not knowing she is the daughter of a crime boss, she wants Milo to kill someone for her, an ...more
I.C. Camilleri
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 5-star Thriller/Romance:
Blood Rain In Trieste is a fast-moving thriller with a romantic element. The plot is clever, solid and stimulating with never a dull moment as the characters come to life with all their vivid colours. The story takes you through a whirlpool of emotions and heart-stopping moments which are interspersed with humour and fun.
I greatly applaud George Henry’s first novel. It will not disappoint. I would love to see it on big screen one day.
B.J. Kibble
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent read by George Henry. Well rounded characters that drove a great plot. I couldn't fault the writing, and the suspense and action certainly didn't disappoint. Would I buy more of his books? Without a doubt. It's a pleasure to highly recommend this book.
Don Sloan
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Milo Marchetti is a man of many faces: blues club owner, dextrous and gifted lover, war-hardened killer -- wait, what did you say? In Blood Rain In Trieste, author George Henry gives us a tour de force, a first-class adventure set in exotic locales and supercharged with excitement.

The novel begins as Marchetti, a former Canadian Special Forces sniper, viciously ends the life of the brutal man who killed his wife and child. As he waits for the convoy carrying the murderer and his family, he and h
J.P. Lane
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gripping from beginning to end. Milo Marchetti is no run of the mill protagonist. Trained to be a hardened killer by the Canadian secret service, he’s left deeply flawed, both physically and emotionally. Having lost his wife in a car bomb explosion in Kabul, and taken out his revenge on the man responsible for her death, Milo has now settled in Trieste where he’s become a well-known guitarist and singer who runs a popular blues club. Though settled may not be the right word. Milo is a tortured m ...more
Marilynn Larew
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it

Sex and Death in the Balkans

George Henry’s protagonist, Milo Marchetti, is a man of many parts, some of them contradictory. He’s the kind of guy who can’t resist saying something smartass to a man who’s holding a gun on him. He’s a former assassin for the Canadian secret service, the owner of The Blue Note, a jazz bar in Trieste, a jazz guitarist, a photographer, and a serial lover. He doesn’t care if he gets killed, which makes him all the more dangerous.

Always a contradictory man, he is a stre
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mickey Spillane collides headlong with John le Carré to forge a Byzantine mystery/thriller of espionage and organized crime, told with acerbic insight and sardonic with, featuring complex three-dimensional characters and femmes fatales with multifaceted relationships, betrayal, revenge, deception, more murders than any of Shakespeare’s tragedies, and a bit of jazz blues.

The story is crafted in vividly realistic detail by a talented wordsmith who obviously knows his subject in intimate detail. T
Serena Janes
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood rain in Trieste is an attention-grabbing, romantic thriller, with complex characters, a fast pace and plenty of physical action. I was carried along without getting bored by unnecessary dialogue or irrelevant scenes. Something is always happening, whether it’s a revealing conversation at a family gathering, a violent assault or a highly emotional scene (the sex scenes are both funny and sexy). The scenes are well-described and you can sense yourself in a greenhouse in Trieste, riding a mot ...more
Diana Stevan
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you like travelling to places like Kandahar, Afghanistan and Trieste, Italy, where the women are exotic and beautiful, sex is fast and furious, and danger lurks around every corner, then you’re sure to enjoy Blood Rain in Trieste, a thriller by author, George Henry.

I was given an advance copy to review, and though this is not a genre I typically read, I found myself engrossed because of the writing. What impressed me the most about Henry’s style were his cinematic descriptions, humor and cle
Kathleen Martin
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Whew! What a wild ride. A dark-eyed beauty asks a man to murder someone for her. Philip Marlowe? No, Milo Marchetti, former special forces and current Blues club owner in Trieste. What’s a guy to do? Especially when the dark-eyed beauty turns out to be the daughter of one of Trieste’s prominent crime families. Fall in love of course. The action never stops in this romantic thriller by first time author, George Henry. Complicating factors intrude including being pursued by the police as a serial ...more
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Milo Marchetti is a former Canadian soldier living in Trieste Italy. He runs a blues bar, takes pictures and generally tries to stay out of trouble. That was easy until the beautiful Adara shows up at his club and all hell breaks lose. Asked by her father to be her body guard until she gets married he takes on the challenge but it’s not easy. Meanwhile local hookers are dying and he is being framed.
This is a fast paced stay ahead of the enemies story and Milo seems to have a few. The author trea
Selby Knox
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read and a very impressive first novel. Set in the colorful, cosmopolitan and dangerous world of north-east Italy and the Balkans, Blood Rain in Trieste is thriller that unfolds with wit and intelligence. It tells a complex and compelling story, with excellent characterization, fast action, unexpected twists, romance, sex and violence. The main player Milo, ex-Canadian special services and Afghanistan assassin, now night club owner in Trieste, is drawn into a web inhabited by a M ...more
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Cover: Seems semi-professionally done, is relevant and good-looking.
Formatting: A bit of a cluster but not too hard on the eyes. The content is good enough that it draws away from the formatting.
Character Development: Well done. Milo in particular is fun – as he is open with his thoughts and a bit complex at times.

The story did suck me in right away. I noticed that the descriptions are very wordy, very vivid. One would likely be hard-pressed to imagine anything not close to what
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Milo Marchetti finds himself on the wrong side of a jealous man, his former boss from his days as a spy and not to mention the local constabulary thinks he's behind a few murders of local working girls. His life is crashing down around him and he is running out of places to run. George takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through Italy, and Slovenia to elude killers and protect the woman he loves. Its a faced paced adventure and if you like high speed chases, music, and sex, this is a great read ...more
Ray and Tami Klotz
Enjoyable read

I enjoyed the storyline. Mr Henry did a good job with character development throughout the story. The only downside for me was the style of his writing, I felt he added too many "asides" as a way of convincing the
reader of how clever or smart he is. Would not let that prevent me from reading other works by him, it is just a bit of a pet peeve of mine.
Mary Irvine
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an entirely credible story which was well told with authentic descriptions of the variety of settings. There were twists and turns which maintained interest throughout. A fast moving story, the descriptions did not impede the flow in any way but rather enhanced it.
A positive is there is no author intrusion. Mr Henry does not pontificate about the rights and wrongs of any situation but, through his characters, shows us there are always other viewpoints. One note about the protagonist. M
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George is a well-travelled educator who loves the thrill of visiting foreign countries (about fifty so far) and experiencing their cultures. Besides history, cuisine and architecture, he is particularly fascinated by language and religion. (Nowhere will he not try to speak the language with the locals, whether they like it or not.) These are facets of human civilisation he likes to bring to his fa ...more