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The Mesmerist

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  5 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Are you a think—or an unthink?

On the streets of New York City in the 1970s, this is the only question that matters.

In the age of disco, the city is home to an underground culture of gifted individuals who can kill with a glance or heal with a touch.

A vicious madman is sucking the life out of his victims—crushing their hearts, withering their bodies, and leaving their corps
Published May 8th 2012 by Nutgraf Productions LLC
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I don't usually read fantasy, so I wasn't sure how I'd react to Joe D'Agnese's The Mesmerist, a a fantasy thriller set in late 70s New York City. But I do like noir, and the book has a noir-ish feel that was initially enough to keep me intrigued and reading.

D'Agnese's protagonist, Toddhunter Fisher (love the name) is a cop in pursuit of a serial killer. As he gets deeper into the case--and here's where fantasy comes in--he meets Ishmael Soul, a consultant to Fisher's police task force, who intr
A very compelling read. D'Agnese manages to create a fantasy world of "thinks" -- people will special abilities, most of whom are hidden to the rest of the world. I believe there's a second book on its way at some point. I look forward to it.
Tom Briggs
Such a fun read.
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Joseph D’Agnese has been published in Discover, Seed and Wired magazines. His work has twice been named to the Best American Science Writing anthology. His crime fiction has appeared in Shotgun Honey, Beat to a Pulp, and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (AHMM). In addition to his books for adults and children, he has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Child, Saveur, Sport ...more
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