A crime thriller from an acclaimed master of speculative fiction
“And you wonder why I’m cynical. I’ve literally ‘seen it all before.’ The truth is we all have, every single one of us past the age of, say, twenty-five. The only difference is that I remember.”
No matter how hard he drinks, gambles, or womanizes, Disciple Manning simply cannot forget: not a word spoken, not an image glimpsed, not a pain suffered. Disciple Manning has total recall. Whatever he hears, he can remember with 100% accuracy. He can play it back in his head for an infinite number of times without a single change. This ability makes him a dangerously unorthodox private investigator.
When a New Jersey couple hires Manning to find their daughter, who joined a religious cult before vanishing in a small rust-belt town called Ruddick, he finds himself embroiled in a mystery that will pit his unnatural ability to remember against his desperate desire to forget.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
SCOTT BAKKER is the author of The Prince of Nothing, a trilogy that Publishers Weekly calls “a work of unforgettable power,” the Aspect-Emperor novels and the acclaimed thriller, Neuropath. He lives in London, Ontario, with his wife, Sharron, and his daughter, Ruby.From Booklist:
Newark private eye Disciple Manning has total recall of every conversation and experience he’s ever had. “Kind of like TiVo, without the monthly fees,” he says. In this series debut, Disciple replays elements of his investigation over and over again, looking for nuances of meaning as he searches for 21-year-old Jennifer Bonjour amid the followers of an apocalyptic cult in a desiccated Pennsylvania town that is also home to a white supremacist church. Fantasy author Bakker (The Judging Eye, 2009) has an appealingly glib style, and his cult leader and white-supremacist preacher respectively radiate an otherworldly charm and a manic menace, but the character of Disciple needs some work. Narrating the story, Disciple explains at great length that his gift/curse of recall—as well as being “too clever, too arrogant, and too damned good-looking”—makes him superior to, well, just about everyone. Other than quoting an ex-girlfriend, who called him “pathologically self-centered,” Disciple fails to acknowledge his own limitations in any way (though the unlikely denouement of his search for Jennifer speaks for itself). Still, Disciple deserves another chance to shape up. --Thomas Gaughan
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Forge Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0765321904 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-0765321904
Book Description Forge Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110765321904
Book Description Forge Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0765321904
Book Description Forge Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0765321904 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1265641
Book Description Forge Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0765321904