Title: The Hundredth Man
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 052594821X This is the Author's first novel. This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 005228
Synopsis: Recalling Michael Connelly?s taut storytelling and James Patterson?s searing narrative twists, The Hundredth Man introduces a daring new talent. From its explosive first pages to its startling conclusion, this novel creates a world where heroes can?t succeed without madmen, and the dead are the most dangerous of all.
When bizarre and cryptic messages are found on a pair of corpses in Mobile, Alabama, junior police detective Carson Ryder and veteran cop Harry Nautilus find themselves in a mysterious public-relations quagmire pitting public safety against office politics. With the body count growing, Ryder must confront his family?s terrifying past by seeking advice from his brother, a violent psychopath convicted of similarly heinous crimes. Ryder finds himself falling for Ava, the striking pathologist processing the gruesome corpses. But Ava?s past holds its own nightmarish secrets.
Chasing false leads while their boss relentlessly undermines all progress, Ryder and Nautilus come to realize someone close to them is the killer?s ultimate target.
Thundering to a stark and chilling revelation, The Hundredth Man marks the arrival of an author who raises the stakes on every page.
From the Back Cover:
" The Hundredth Man has a crackerjack plot and wonderfully original rapid-fire prose. Jack Kerley is a writer to watch. And read."
--David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling author of Split Second
"Kerley's first novel is explosively good, a nuanced look at the dark underbelly of contemporary society that reads like a cross between Thomas Harris and F. Scott Fitzgerald."
-- The Sun (Baltimore)
"[ The Hundredth Man is a] narrative locomotive of a first novel. Kerley jacks up the tension effectively with nicely placed jumps between Carson's narration and the tortured thoughts of the killer, building up to an all-stops-out climax. ... Powerful. ... Compelling. ... Kerley's plot is a treasure chest of interlocked pieces."
-- Booklist (starred review)
" The Hundredth Man is a distinctive thriller that starts out with a most unusual bang and leads leading junior police detective Carson Ryder and his veteran partner to investigate what's behind the sudden surge of corpses on their Mobile, Alabama, beat."
-- Publishers Weekly
"This is a pitch-perfect psychological thriller."
-- Library Journal (starred review)
"A serial killer novel with a difference: smartly written, densely plotted... The whole story is told in prose as inventive ... as a fight to the death between embattled virtue and monstrous evil ought to be."
-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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