A 2013 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original
In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in—and betray his own kind.
From Marcus Sakey, “a modern master of suspense” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.
A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, offers readers many pleasures, not the least among them a plot-driving quest to discover ancient hidden secrets and historical artifacts that are of great consequence to a modern world that includes witches, vampires, and various and sundry other beasties. If you’re looking for another book about a modern […]
My favorite thing George R.R. Martin has ever said (barring the moment he exclaims, “Here comes Benjen Stark!”) is his response when asked his approach on writing female characters: “I’ve always considered women to be people.” What a novel concept! Yet the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy (the former being a genre more or less […]
Here’s the story of a man named Charles, who was bringing up some very lovely mutants. And it’s the story of a guy named Magneto, who was busy with mutants of his own. Till one day when Charles met Magneto, and Wolverine had much more than a hunch, that this group must somehow solve a […]
Each month we ask a panel of our bloggers to suggest a book based on what they’re reading right now. Here’s what we think you should read this month! Emma: The Land of Steady Habits, by Ted Thompson Anders Hill is having a terrible holiday season. He’s upended his life, leaving behind his fancy house […]