Library of the Dead (Will Piper, Book 1)

By Glenn Cooper

Originally released as mystery of the 7th Son

The such a lot surprising mystery within the heritage of mankind is set to be revealed...A assassin is at the free at the streets of latest York urban: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he's claimed six sufferers in exactly weeks, and the town is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the sufferers don't have anything in universal, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that every bought a in poor health postcard within the mail sooner than they died - a postcard that introduced their date of demise. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, as soon as the main complete serial killing professional within the bureau's heritage, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement. fighting his personal demons, Will is quickly drawn again right into a international he either loves and hates, made up our minds to capture the killer no matter what it takes. yet his seek takes him in a path he might by no means have envisioned, uncovering a stunning mystery that has been heavily guarded for hundreds of years. A mystery that when lay buried in an underground library underneath an eighth Century monastery, yet which has now been unearthed - with lethal results. A decide on few protect the key of the library with their lives - and as Will closes in at the fact, they're decided to forestall him, at any cost...

Some crimes should not be solved; a few secrets and techniques are top left buried.

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