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Library of the Dead (2009)

by Glenn Cooper

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Series: Will Piper (1)

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3,5 stars.

Very interesting book! Review soon. ( )
  Hellen0 | Jun 22, 2016 |
Excellent book - couldn't put it down. One of my favourites as a result. Can't wait to read another Glenn Cooper! ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
Book Description
Originally published as Secret of the Seventh Son.

Assigned to the high-profile "Doomsday" serial killer case, FBI agent Will Piper is hitting dead end after dead end. The victims seem to have nothing in common: age, background, or even the way they die. All that connects them is a postcard each received in the mail announcing his or her date of death--all sent from Las Vegas, where a brilliant computer scientist leads a double life. Just when agent Piper finds a credible lead, he's removed from the case. Continuing the investigation on his own, he must outwit a ruthless team of covert operatives from Area 51 protecting the government's greatest secret. From a medieval monastery to a cutting-edge government laboratory, Library of the Dead delivers a richly detailed, thought-provoking exploration of fate, predestination, and the choices we make in life.

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I enjoyed this historical thriller from Glenn Cooper. I loved his voice and humor and found it to be a very clever story and an excellent debut. The characters are fascinating and the plot held my interest until the last page. I love how he tied the past into the present and switched back and forth in time effortlessly. I now look forward to reading the next book in the series. I would highly recommend this series to those who enjoy historical mysteries. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 14, 2016 |
This is a new author for me and it turns out a new author in general Mr. Cooper takes us to an 8th century monastery where a 7th son of a 7th son is born on the 7th day of the 7th month of 777 … now we all know that can’t be good thing … turns out is isn’t! From there we travel to Winston Churchill’s war bunker and on to present day Area 51. What do all these things have in common? Aliens? You would think so but no, no, no you would be so wrong. Enter Will Piper, a hard drinking FBI agent on the verge of retirement and his fresh faced new partner Nancy Lipinsky. The two of them take the reader on a hunt for a serial killer who is not a killer and who ties in with monks, Area 51 and Winston Churchill. You’ll have to read the book to discover the rest … its well worth it if you like action books. There is a sequel coming in 2010 and I will definitely be reading it as well. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
Colpi di scena ce ne sono. La storia è ben strutturata ed il lettore può "crederci".
Buon libro estivo. ( )
  Iacopo.Venni | Nov 14, 2014 |
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NEKE ZLOČINE NIKADA NE TREBA REŠITI, NEKE TAJNE NIKADA NE TREBA OTKRITI.

U davnom srednjem veku, u dalekoj Britaniji, na zabačenom ostrvcetu Vajt, jedne se mračne noći rodio sedmi sin sedmoga sina koji je po drevnim verovanjima na ovaj svet došao sa posebnim darom. Sakriven u podrumima jednog mirnog manastira, on će, koristeći svoj dar, otpočeti stvaranje biblioteke – biblioteke mrtvih sa knjigama koje sadrže datume rođenja i smrti ljudi iz svih zemalja, iz svih vekova, iz svih epoha: prošlih, sadašnjih... i budućih.

Tajna obavijena velom sudbine, istorije, zla i korupcije... i jedna strašna istina koju niko nikada ne treba da sazna...

Devet ljudi ubijeno je u Njujorku – devet potpunih stranaca koji nemaju ništa zajedničko i koji su naizgled žrtve lukavog i neuhvatljivog serijskog ubice. Samo jedna stvar povezuje mrtve: razglednice koje su dobili iz Las Vegasa, i koje najavljuju dan kada će umreti.
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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 eighth 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.
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Nine people have been slain in New York City--nine strangers with nothing in common--the apparent victims of a frighteningly elusive serial killer. Only one thing links the dead: postcards they received, mailed from Las Vegas, announcing the day they would die. Assigned to the case is Will Piper, a legendary FBI profiler with a troubled past, a drinking problem and nothing left to lose. Abandoned to a monastery is an unwanted son born under a curse on the seventh day of the seventh month of the year 777. Unprepared for a momentous discovery is a post-World War II expedition into the crypts of a clandestine medieval society. But all lead to a secret embroiled in destiny, history, evil, faith and corruption . . . and one terrifying truth that no one must ever know . . .… (more)

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