Library of the Dead
The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed …A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he’s claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have... show more
The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed …A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he’s claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have nothing in common, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that each received a sick postcard in the mail before they died – a postcard that announced their date of death. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, once the most accomplished serial killing expert in the bureau’s history, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement. Battling his own demons, Will is soon drawn back into a world he both loves and hates, determined to catch the killer whatever it takes. But his search takes him in a direction he could never have predicted, uncovering a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries. A secret that once lay buried in an underground library beneath an 8th Century monastery, but which has now been unearthed – with deadly consequences. A select few defend the secret of the library with their lives – and as Will closes in on the truth, they are determined to stop him, at any cost …
Publish date: May 22nd 2009
Publisher: Arrow Books Limited
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Will Piper (#1)
3,5 stars. Very interesting book! Review soon.
Will Piper, once a successful FBI agent, is biding his time until retirement, hoping that his lasst few years will be easy and uncomplicated. Then he's assigned the case of the Doomsday Killer. Mysterious people are arriving with people with a date and time and a coffin. These murders appear to h...
It's gotta be a good omen when the first book of the year is a clear 5-star book, right? ;)Fantastic book tying together events in Las Vegas and New York of 2009, Area 51 of 1947 and Isle of Wright of 777. The jump between settings and times made for a fascinating read, and gave enough clues that I ...
I started reading Book Of Souls when I realized it was the sequel to this book. So I set it aside and started reading this book. It sucked me in from the beginning, and I couldn't stop until I'd finished. The author weaves three stories in different timelines together and while he wraps them up, he ...