Secret of the Seventh Son
By Glenn Cooper
(Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061721793, 416pp.)
Publication Date: August 2009
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There are secrets that must remain buried . . .
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 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 . . .
GLENN COOPER is the author of three internationally bestselling novels: Library of the Dead, its sequel, Book of Souls, and The Tenth Chamber. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in archaeology and received his medical degree from Tufts University. After practicing medicine, he was the chairman and CEO of a biotechnology company in Massachusetts. He is also a screenwriter and film producer. Visit him online at glenncooperbooks.com.
“Glenn Cooper’s SECRET OF THE SEVENTH SON 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, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST ORACLE
“Terrific book! A gripping revisit of the ancient battle between Free Will and Predestination: a dangerous secret raises the unsettling spectre that what we imagine is freedom might be part of an all-encompassing—and terrifying—Plan.”
-Katherine Neville, New York Times bestselling author of THE EIGHT and THE FIRE