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The Library Of The Dead Paperback – May 11 2010
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Glenn Cooper's Library of the Dead marks the debut of a startling new talent. Here is a story both incandescent and explosive.A seamless blend of modern-day thriller and historical mystery with an ending that left me breathless. A debut not to be missed.(James Rollins ) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Glenn Cooper studied archaeology at Harvard before becoming a physician specializing in infectious diseases. After a career in research, he became a biotechnology chief executive officer. He has written multiple screenplays and runs an independent film production company based in Boston. He lives in Massachusetts in one of the oldest houses in America. He is the author of Secret of the Seventh Son and Book of Souls.
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The book opens to a flashback from the year 777. It is the 7th day of the 7th month, and a village fearfully awaits the birth of a 7th son is born to a 7th son.
Fast forward to 1947. An discovery so unprecedented and considered a danger to the civilized world is secreted away in Nevada - in Area 51.
Fast forward again to present day New York City. FBI Agent Will Piper, once renowned with the agency for his success in profiling and capturing serial killers, has fallen from favour and is now counting down the months to retirement. But circumstances get him called in to deal with what the press is calling the Doomsday Killer. Victims are receiving plain white postcards with a date. That date is the day they die - and it's happened seven times so far.
How could these three scenarios be connected?
Cooper has created an intriguing plot, plausibly combining past and present. The flashbacks from 777 are especially gripping, feeding us snippets that may explain who or what Will is chasing. The premise is good and the action totally captured me from the first to last page.
Will as a personality blew a little hot and cold for me. I did like him as a character, but he seemed a little inconsistent sometimes, as did his partner Nancy. I think Cooper's character development will improve. He has already written the sequel, called Book of Souls, and I will definitely be picking it up.
Fans of James Rollins, Dan Brown and Brad Thor would enjoy this book
I see now that it's the same cover but obviously didn't notice when I ordered it. Not sure why it would be published under different titles.
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Ever since my finding of Dan Brown and flying through his books, I have been on the hunt for more historical books. This is not It, a complete hit and miss. Read morePublished on June 28 2013 by Andrew Dockrill
Loved this book, totally unexpected story. I like to read all kinds of books and Glenn Cooper is a fast read with a great story. Read morePublished on April 6 2011 by rogiers
I am used to writers like King, Rice, Barker, Ludlum etc, I am used to the best writers in the world, this book is lacking details, story is not really new, should be more... Read morePublished on May 11 2010 by Al "Book reader"