Library of the Dead

Library of the Dead

Book - 2009
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Will Piper, a maverick FBI agent spiraling into retirement, is assigned to a high-profile serial murder case in which each of the victims received a postcard foretelling their date of death. When he uncovers a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries, he is removed from the case, and must continue the investigation on his own.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2009
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9781554683093
1554683092
Branch Call Number: FIC Coope 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 410 p

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ebotsikos
Sep 13, 2015

Loved the book. Took me a little bit to get into the rhythm of the author's 'voice' but once there, I couldn't put the book down until it was finished.

ChristineT_RPL Dec 24, 2014

This is the first in the Will Piper series by Glenn Cooper. In Library of the Dead Cooper has demonstrated that, through a great deal of research, he can put together a novel full of twists and turns and span the depths of time. I very much appreciate an author who can create a world that the reader can get completely lost in. Because of all of the real life facts and people throughout this story there were times when I felt that this ride I was on could be based in reality. I loved all of the conspiracy theories that are mentioned. Our main character is just about to retire when he is given an interesting case to investigate. The FBI have asked Will Piper to investigate the Doomsday Killer; a mass murderer who is on the loose in NYC. Piper begins to unlock closely guarded government secrets that bring him to an underground library filled with centuries old truths.

I have to admit that the reason I picked up this book was the title. I am glad that I did. This mystery/thriller moves fast and kept me up researching many of the theories that Cooper references.
Other Will Piper mysteries include; Book of Souls and The Keepers of the Library.

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SportyReader
Feb 02, 2012

A surprising good story that kept me entertained throughout. It's much better than Dan Brown's effort and it puts james rollins firmly in the rubbish category. Definitely worth a read.

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pmoloney
Oct 28, 2010

Interesting premise --- mostly entertaining.

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naitken
Jun 22, 2010

A very suspenseful book!

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jenelda1
Jun 16, 2010

Awesome enough on it's own, but be sure to read the second book, Book of Souls....it's even better!

MissAnnie May 11, 2010

Keeps you planted in the middle of your seat, nevertheless the plot is quite intriguing.

LibraryCat1 Dec 13, 2009

Interesting and suspenseful, but you have to like books that skip through time.

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