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by Joseph P DeSario


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Echo is the long-awaited first novel written by Joseph P. DeSario since Sanctuary came out in 1989.

Prescott Conservatory is an elite but notoriously peculiar music school located in the murky north woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Atop the portico of the concert hall is an ancient bronze of Orpheus, the Greek god whose music charmed wild beasts. But Orpheus is empty-handed. He is without his lyre, his instrument of power.

Freshman violinist Jacy finds the lyre of Orpheus and discovers the true power of music through its mysterious liberating energy, the echo-an ancient, unrelenting sound that releases the talent and the passion she carries inside.

Ultimately, Jacy confronts the dark side of the echo when it unleashes forces caged within all instruments that have been crafted from the remains of plants and animals.

She finds that gods can be demons and paradise can be hell.

"A quarter-century after the unforgettable Sanctuary, DeSario hasn't lost a step. If anything, he's better than ever: Echo is whip-smart, delightfully weird, and unexpectedly horrifying. It's one of the best genre-benders I've ever read." - Daniel Kraus, author of The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch

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ISBN-13: 9781522995043
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/08/2016
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

More than twenty years after its release, Joseph P. DeSario's second novel, Sanctuary (Doubleday), was rediscovered by Booklist in 2011. Daniel Kraus's article, "Desperately Seeking DeSario: A Real Life Literary Mystery," investigated the author's decades of self-imposed absence from the publishing industry. Booklist issued a starred review recognizing Sanctuary as a "long-out-of-print jewel." Upon the publication of DeSario's first novel, Limbo (Doubleday), Publisher's Weekly called the author "a magnetic new voice in thriller fiction." Working with legendary former CIA and DEA agent Tom Tripodi, DeSario also co-wrote Crusade: Undercover Against the Mafia and KGB (Brassey's). Joseph P. DeSario is a life-long- resident of the Chicagoland area. Echo marks DeSario's return to the world of thriller fiction.

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