The Purification Ceremony

The Purification Ceremony

by Mark T Sullivan
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The Purification Ceremony by Mark T Sullivan

Diana Jackman, a mother, environmental engineer and expert animal tracker, is on the trail of a vicious serial killer in the snowy wilds of British Columbia. A Los Angeles Times best book of the year. Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe award. "Superbly written. Uniquely scary." -- London Literary Review

Product Details

BN ID: 2940000726686
Publisher: Mark T Sullivan
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 133,416
File size: 342 KB

About the Author

Mark T. Sullivan is the author of seven novels, including Triple Cross on shelves now from St. Martin’s Press, and the international bestsellers The Serpent’s Kiss and The Purification Ceremony.

Mark’s novel Labyrinth was also an international best-seller. A thriller set in the world of endurance cavers, it will soon be a major motion picture from Paramount.

The Fall Line, his debut novel, focused on the world of extreme skiers and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

St. Martin’s will publish Mark’s next tale, THE EIGHTEENTH RULE in 2010.

He is also working on a non-fiction book, NORTH OF MILAN, which reveals the last great untold story of World War II.

Mark has also written extensively for national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Snow Country and Yankee. He worked for 12 years as an investigative reporter for Reuters, States News Service and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Mark was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa after college. He holds a B.A. in English from Hamilton College and a M.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University. He is fluent in French and Hausa. He holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido. He is an expert skier, outdoorsman and fly fishermen.

Mark lives with his wife and two sons in Montana.

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The Purification Ceremony 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where have they been hiding Mark T Sullivan? This is the second I've read from this extraordinary author; both are 5 stars. If it wasn't for one of my favorite authors, T Jefferson Parker, I would have missed out on an important contribution to my life!
Anonymous 8 months ago
A great story. A read-again, for sure.
elpolloflatulato More than 1 year ago
Exciting read! Probably should rate it a 5-Star but I had a little trouble following the spiritual aspects at times. The protagonist was everything you want in a female lead but just a bit too tragic for my tastes.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth reading! Even if you hate the idea of hunting, you'll find a personal journey in this book that is physical, mental, cultural and spiritual. The plot line is familiar, as are many of the characters, but you won't be disappointed in the tale. Gentlemen: don't let the fact that the main character is a woman make you think this isn't a book for men. You'll appreciate the choices she has to make in the end. Ladies: you'll find a female character who, though written by a male, is as whole a woman as we all wish we were.
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rmd270 More than 1 year ago
I found this story and the storytelling to be 1st rate. I was not sure if this would be my cup of tea but the vivid writing style used by Sullivan especially to describe the physical and spiritual worlds that blend together in this book were excellent. It kept be captivated and interested to read more. Told from a 1st person perspective the story was deep, troubling, enlightening and uplifting all in one. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book about 13 years ago and i loved then and loved it just as much this time. Very good murder mystery.
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wecos More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book very much. It was a really good concept, the writing wasn't quite as good as I am used to, but it kept my attention.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was flabergasted at the text of this awesome book. It was great I am a hunter myself and I could some what relate to this book. Thrilling. My heart was always pounding like as if it were a movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up because it had a great cover (hard cover). I bought it because it sounded interesting and fun. You know what I was right. This is a wonderful book. I do not feel that this is a ¿guy¿ book. The main character is female, just different from most females. Diana is a strong and powerful female lead. The kind that you have to have in a book like this to make it work. I think that Mr. Sullivan did a great job in working out the plot. I was totally engrossed in this fine piece of work from the beginning. OK the author did mess up with the scalp thing. But some times that is a part of the fun. Finding a mistake that everyone missed and they get paid the big bucks! (No pun intended.) This did not take away from the story and was not important to the plot. So you are forgiven Mr. Sullivan for one little bitty mistake. I¿m looking forward to more by this wonderful author. Keep them coming, Mr. Sullivan. I highly recommend ¿The Purification Ceremony.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great! It takes you into a frame of mind that very few people today can relate to. Sullivan's story-telling was amazingly clear and I found myself easily picturing the setting along the Dream. As a fellow female hunter I feel this book will appeal to a wide ranging audience.