Daniel Byrne is haunted by the future. Literally.
It happened to his uncle. It happened to the woman he loves. And now it’s happening to him.
It started as a voice only he could hear. Then he found himself visiting another world. A world both familiar and strange. A world inextricably linked to our own.
And the things he sees there, come true…here. It’s a power others are willing to kill for.
There’s no one Daniel can trust. Nowhere to hide. Chased across the globe by mysterious assassins, he struggles to decipher the visions plaguing him. Visions of miracles and massacres, conspiracy and catastrophe. And behind it all, a powerful adversary the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
One thing that’s clear: the universe is warning him of a cataclysmic change, an event that is either a bloody Armageddon or a shining new beginning. Daniel thinks he can see the answer—and maybe even change the outcome, before it’s too late.
But there’s a fine line between messiah and madman.
About the Author
Sean Chercover is the author of the bestselling thrillers The Trinity Game and The Devil’s Game and two award-winning novels featuring Chicago private investigator Ray Dudgeon: Big City Bad Blood and Trigger City. After living in Chicago, New Orleans, and Columbia, South Carolina, Sean returned to his native Toronto, where he lives with his wife and son. Sean’s fiction has earned top mystery and thriller honors in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has won the Anthony, Shamus, CWA Dagger, Dilys, and Crimespree Awards and has been short-listed for the Edgar, Barry, Macavity, Arthur Ellis, and ITW Thriller Awards. You’ll find him at www.chercover.com or @SeanChercover on Twitter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Larry: “Okay. That means that our whole solar system could be, like one tiny atom in the fingernail of some other giant being. … That means one tiny atom in my fingernail could be--” Jennings: “Could be one little tiny universe. “ (From the “smoking pot” scene in Animal House) Fractal: “any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part when magnified or reduced to the same size.” – Merriam-Webster Fractals play a role in the 3rd book in Sean Chercover's “Daniel Byrne” trilogy, “The Savior's Game”. BUT – Fractals are also symbolic of author Sean Chercover's entire trilogy. Don't DARE try to read these out of order; you need to see the pattern in “The Trinity Game” before you can step back and see “The Devil' Game”. Even then, you won't realize the magnitude of what you're reading until you take ANOTHER step back into “The Savior's Game”. Normally, I am not a fan of reading books about “Illuminati” organizations, and admit to being disappointed when the first book in this series leaned upon them. (“Them”, because there are two such organizations, each with their own interpretation of right and wrong.) It isn't until this 3rd book that I could see just why Mr. Chercover needed to include two such opposing organizations. Anyone reading this review may note that I am walking around the specifics of this book, trying to avoid spoilers to ANY of the 3 books. Suffice to say, the first book centers around a single individual. The second, around a collection of them. The third, “The Savior's Game”, is focused on all of humanity. How will an individual (protagonist Daniel Byrne) react when a threat faces each? What steps will he take to influence or save each? Were the author to add a 4th book, a sequel to the trilogy, the question I would expect him to answer is “just how DO you go back to your day-to-day life when you've peeked behind the curtain of the universe itself?” He hints that it's possible, but not how, and doesn't reflect on the ramifications of it. HOWEVER, stopping right here is also perfectly fine and appropriate. RATING: Hmmmmmm … after careful reflection, I'm going with 5 stars. A well written book AND one that will remain with me for a long time after I'm done reading it. Too many others are like movie popcorn, entertaining at the time, but soon forgotten. Not this one.
Daniel Byrne is affected with Anomalous Information Transfer (AIT) and has been suffering from visions of the future and a coming apocalypse. He is trying to figure out these visions, what and where they are and if he can stop them. But as Daniel tries to stop his visions he is being chased across the world by some assassins that don’t want to change the course of the future. Daniel has no one to trust although he is going to do his best to stop the future that he keeps seeing. Daniel is a former priest that has walked away from that profession. He has had his faith deeply shaken. In this book he is suffering from the visions that many others that have been affected by AIT have. He is kept on the run and it looks like he might not save the day no matter how hard he tries. This is the first book in this series that I have read. Not having known that background I think this is an interesting story. It seems to be rough and almost like the author went off on a metaphysical rant that had me questioning this book. Over all it is an interesting read. I admit that I had a peak at the other reviews for this book and it looks like the first two in the series (The Trinity Game and The Devil’s Game) are really good. I want to check them out to see what I have missed. I received The Savior’s Game from the publisher for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.