The Revisionists

The Revisionists

by Thomas Mullen
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The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

A fast-paced literary thriller that recalls dystopian classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, from the award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth.

Zed is an agent from the future. A time when the world's problems have been solved. No hunger. No war. No despair.

His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course-especially The Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs.

Zed's mission will disrupt the lives of a disgraced former CIA agent; a young Washington lawyer grieving over the loss of her brother, a soldier in Iraq; the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?

The Revisionists puts a fresh spin on today's global crises, playing with the nature of history and our own role in shaping it. It firmly establishes Mullen as one of the most exciting and imaginative writers of his generation.

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ISBN-13: 9780316176736
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 562,571
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Thomas Mullen is the author of The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 byUSA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, andThe Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. His books have been named Best of the Year by such publications as the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, theAtlanta Journal-Constitution, The Onion, and Amazon.com. He lives with his wife and sons in Atlanta.

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KenCady More than 1 year ago
Thomas Mullen creates a frightening world where the government has outsourced so much of its intelligence work that the outsourcees maybe have just a bit too much power and no oversight. So if they are going to use their knowledge for bad, who can stop them? One thing is for sure- this book will make you think while it entertains you with a fascinating story.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The government insures history does not repeat the mistakes of the past. Thus when agent Zed's wife and daughter die in an accident, he is granted two months to grieve his loss. When his allowed mourning time ends, operatives arrive at his apartment to remove any hint they lived. Zed understands the importance of prevention as his job is to insure the past happens but not repeated in the present. His current assignment is to go back in time to insure the early twenty-first century great Conflagration occurs by protecting the Events that led up to this calamity from the Revisionists time traveling historical agitator Hags who want to rewrite history. At a parking lot overlooking the Potomac he eliminates two Hags trying to prevent the abduction of a reporter. However, he soon finds himself butting heads with Leo the former CIA agent, Tasha the corporate lawyer grieving her loss, and Sari the Indonesian maid enslaved by a nasty Korean couple. This thriller is a super tale in which the "perfect" future is protected at all costs to the past. Rather than trying to prevent the Event that shapes the future, Zed and the government protect the Events leading to the big one. Although there is stereotyping and hyperbole in the modern day, the spin on the world's problems is fascinating as to the victors go the Revisionists history books in which the masses numbly accept as truth even when it is harmful to those individuals. Readers will appreciate the present and future converging in DC. Harriet Klausner