The Law of Nines (Hardcover)

By Terry Goodkind

Putnam Adult, 9780399156045, 512pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2009

October 2009 Indie Next List

“Terry Goodkind leaps into new territory in this high-octane thriller with just a touch of magic. Alex, an unassuming painter, finds himself in a race for his life with thugs from a parallel world. Is he really destined to save a world he never knew existed? I couldn't put it down.”
— Lisa Wright, Oblong Books And Music,LLC., Millerton, NY
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A publishing event- #1 New York Times-bestselling author Terry Goodkind turns in a new direction and delivers a stunningly original thriller.

Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the midwestern United States, it is cataclysmic. Inheriting a huge expanse of land should have made him a rich and happy man; but something about this birthday, his name, and the beautiful woman whose life he just saved, has suddenly made him-and everyone he loves-into a target. A target for extreme and uncompromising violence . . . In Alex, Terry Goodkind brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of high-octane thriller.