The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original , high-octane thriller. 'Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you.' The skin of Alex's arms tingled with goosebumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother ...Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying ...
The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a stunningly original , high-octane thriller. 'Your mother was twenty-seven when it came to her. Now you're twenty-seven, and it's come to you.' The skin of Alex's arms tingled with goosebumps. By her twenty-seventh birthday insanity had come to his mother ...Turning twenty-seven may be terrifying for some, but for Alex, a struggling artist living in the mid-western United States, it's 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...Where do you turn when your own reflection spells doom? In Alex, Terry Goodkind, the NEW YORK TIMES #1 bestselling author, brings to life a modern hero in a whole new kind of stunningly original, high-octane, page-turning thriller.
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Publishers Weekly, 2009-10-26 Science fiction author Goodkind takes a new approach to the modern-day thriller in this fantastic tale featuring Alex, a down-and-out artist set to inherit a fortune on his 27th birthday. The catch is that Alex is set to inherit his mother's insanity as well, which overcame her when she reached the same age. Mark Deakins proves a master storyteller; his strong performance shines with excellent stage presence from start to finish. Deakins speaks in a strong, commanding tone and is a virtuoso at accents and dialects-and Goodkind gives him plenty of each to play with. A Putnam hardcover (Reviews, June 22). (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2009-06-22 Bestseller Goodkind (Confessor) ventures into thriller territory with results sure to please fans of his fantasy fiction. In the opening pages, Alex Rahl, the book's unwitting hero, saves the beautiful Jax from being run down on the street in Orden, Neb., by a plumbing truck flying a pirate flag. Jax, who turns out to be from an alternate reality where evildoers are attempting to seize control of her civilization, has traveled to Nebraska to seek Alex's help in saving her people. In Jax's world, magic takes the place of technology, but on earth she's stripped of her powers and forced to fight armed with only her trusty dagger. The author takes his time setting all this up, but once the story gets rolling, it's a gripping ride as the bad guys whoosh in between their world, which remains unseen, and ours. Fantasy and thriller readers alike will find themselves swept along to the final confrontation and looking forward to the next installment. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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