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  • 10/2014
  • 9780692260548 B00OPGSKJ8
  • 336 pages
  • $12.13
Near Death
Glenn Cooper, author
#1 International Bestseller New from the internationally bestselling thriller writer Glenn Cooper, whose books have sold more then 6 million copies worldwide, comes Near Death. A brilliant neuroscientist, obsessed with death since his own childhood near death experience, resorts to drastic measures to prove the existence of the afterlife. Milan, Italy today. It is the most serious crisis that the world has ever faced. Bewildered, young and old, believers and atheists are asking all the same, distressing questions: What will they do now that the greatest dream of humanity has turned into a nightmare? What will happen when the countdown clock winds to zero? Boston, a few months before. It is the most complex investigation that Cyrus O'Malley has ever faced. The FBI special agent looks at photos of the victims for the umpteenth time and wonders why, after being strangled, the serial killer has drilled a tiny hole through their skull. For Cyrus, the case becomes an obsession. To solve it, he will be forced to give up everything he holds dear. England, 1988. It is the most overwhelming feeling that Alex Weller has ever had. In ecstasy, at the pivot point between life and death, the boy sees a river of light flowing in front of him and on the other side there is his father, joyfully urging him to join him. But Alex cannot move, and suddenly he is back at the site of the terrible car accident that has just killed his parents. Since that time, Alex has had only one goal: to understand and relive that experience. Even if he is forced to kill. “Cooper is one of the best new writers of conspiracy thrillers.” David Knights, Keighley News, UK "Glenn Cooper proves once again to have beaten Dan Brown in the field of esoteric thrillers." Luca Crovi, Il Giornale "Glenn Cooper’s writes a masterpiece of suspense.” Peterborough Evening Telegraph, UK
Reviews
Cooper’s best thriller yet matches a well-constructed plot with believable characters. In a brief prologue, a TV journalist in Milan speaks vaguely of a looming theological crisis that’s sweeping not just the city and Italy but much of the world (“Never in our recent history has God been so important”). In a flashback set several months earlier, FBI agent Cyrus O’Malley is on the trail of the murderer responsible for the deaths of three prostitutes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts; each victim had her skull drilled into after she died. The reader knows that the killer is Dr. Alex Weller, a well-regarded Harvard researcher, whose life was changed when he survived a car accident that killed his father. Desperate to reconnect with his father, Alex believes that a chemical derived from cerebrospinal fluid extracted from a fresh corpse’s brain will enable him to do so. Cooper (The Devil Will Come) makes the most of the duel between Cyrus and Alex as the action builds to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. (BookLife)
Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 10/2014
  • 9780692260548 B00OPGSKJ8
  • 336 pages
  • $12.13

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