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Nerve Damage by Peter Abrahams

Nerve Damage

by Peter Abrahams

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This mystery/psychological thriller features Vermont sculptor Roy Valois whose wife was supposedly killed in a helicopter accident while she was on a humanitarian mission in South America. Valois is dying of an incurable cancer and has only months to live, when he finds what he thinks is a mistake about his wife’s death. He sets out in a race against time and conspiracy to discover the truth. The idea held a lot of promise, but it turned out to be very predictable. ( )
  mysterymax | Nov 30, 2011 |
Good thriller...not great! The character development was a bit lacking, but the plot advanced nicely. ( )
  Djupstrom | Apr 20, 2008 |
Famous sculptor Roy Valois's wife, Delia, died in a helicopter crash 15 years before. Facing his own mortality, Roy and a friend hack into the New York Times obituaries to see what the "pre-wriiten" obituary contains about Roy. It states his wife had worked as in economist for the UN---but, Roy knew she worked for The Hobbes Institute, a think tank. Seeking to correct the error Roy begins to dig to learn the truth. This book grabbed and carried me along on its rollercoaster. ( )
  punxsygal | Oct 27, 2007 |
Sculptor Roy Valois investigates a mystery surrounding his wife's death. ( )
  jrepman | Jul 15, 2007 |
Compelling thriller/mystery with a protagonist who is struggling with a serious illness while trying to determine why his deceased wife lied to him about her job. A page-turner that unfortunately gets bogged down with some awkward scenes toward the end.
  bookappeal | May 10, 2007 |
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Renowned sculptor Roy Valois receives the worst news since learning of his adored wife Delia's death in South America fifteen years ago. His doctor tells him he's dying—and a morbid curiosity about how he'll be remembered inspires Roy, with the help of a local computer geek, to hack into a newspaper's system to read his prewritten obituary. But the death notice includes a small discrepancy about his late wife—and by calling the mistake to the attention of the surprised obit writer, Roy has inadvertently sealed an innocent man's doom.

Suddenly Roy has a mission: to uncover the truth about the woman he can't stop loving—secrets guarded by powerful forces who believe murder is an acceptable price for keeping them buried. With his disease-ravaged body's final betrayal rapidly approaching, Roy must somehow stay alive long enough to find the answers: Who was Delia? How did she die? Why did she die?

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Missing his fifteen-years-dead wife while facing his own impending death from a rare respiratory disease, Roy Valois hacks into the "New York Times" to research his own future obituary and makes a shattering discovery about his late wife's true identity.… (more)

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