The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose is the third book in the Reincarnationist series and FBI Lucian Glass remains on the trail of Dr. Malachai Samuels.
Reincarnation and the use of memory tools to reach deep into past lives reappears in this novel, alongside the use of hypnosis. Glass is recovering from injuries sustained in The Memorist (If you missed my review of book 2, The Memorist, please check it out.), but he’s not eager to sit out the investigation on the sidelines. In Vienna, he’s accosted while looking at the only translation of a list of memory tools, which would surely entice Samuels.
But there are other mysteries to be solved beyond who steals the list. The Iranian government is eager to get its hands on a sculpture of Hypnos, even if it means court battles and other underhanded means. Lucian’s past also resurfaces when a painting stolen from a framing shop where his girlfriend worked reappears more than 20 years later slashed to bits.
“Young and handsome, with sensitive eyes, sensuous lips and a finely wrought nose, his bone structure was elegant and the expression on his face was both sultry and serene . . . as if he was slipping into a dream himself.” (Page 105)
M.J. Rose carefully crafts a variety of characters and weaves in several story lines, while maintaining suspense and drama. Not only are their mysteries to solve and memory tools to find, but Lucian must find himself and reconcile his past lives in order to move beyond the 20-year ball of pain he’s carried in his chest. Overall, The Hypnotist is a fast-paced, absorbing read that will keep you on the edge of your seat this summer, but this thriller is a thinking-person’s game. Can you solve the mysteries before FBI agent Glass? The only way to find out is to pick up your copy or enter this giveaway!
M.J. Rose is the internationally bestselling author of several novels and two non-fiction books on marketing. Check out her website, follow her on Twitter, and on Facebook. Check out a 100-page sampler from the Reincarnationist series.
The television series Past Life was based on Rose’s Reincarnationist series. The real stories about how she was inspired to write each book in this series as well as the knowledge she has about reincarnation and the art world make Rose an interesting and compelling blog guest. She’d love to visit.
Giveaway Details: 1 copy of The Hypnotist and a phoenix pin (US/Canada)
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Deadline is August 13, 2010, 11:59 PM EST
This is my 13th book for the 2010 Thriller & Suspense Reading Challenge.