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A Terrible Mercy

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To conquer the demons without, one must firstrecognize those within." Tertullian- 148 A.D. It is Christmas Eve in Rome, and the Pope is dying.Among millions of faithful who have come to share in his final Mass, is an Americandoctor on a mission; to bring the world to an end. A mismatched quartet of ordinary people are unwillingly stitched together by events over which they ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published July 14th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Review: A TERRIBLE MERCY by David Grossman

An intellectual' s thriller, in which the real scare is the extent to which some are willing to stretch to impose their ideology: be it religious, militaristic, political, socio-economic. A TERRIBLE MERCY is lyrical, alarming, diligently-researched, political, historical, scientific. If you think you fear the spread of H1N1, of Ebola, of Marburg, read this; your fear will rise to all new levels. Again, the real terror is not in accidental contagion nor v
Feb 16, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock - 5 Fangs

"When you give in to bullies, you don’t just empower them, you encourage whatever methods they employed to achieve their objectives; usually terror and violence. Meaning it’s the innocent who pay; a busload of tourists in Tahrir Square; mourners at a funeral in Baghdad, a group of Christian girls in Nigeria ."

Lord Dumas, the present Earl of Shadowmarch, is an unlikely hero in this intriguing thriller of real-time events.
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Mar 04, 2015 Barb McKinley rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Intrigue and mystery reader.
Recommended to Barb by: Author, David A. Crossman
This is a really well written story. The first two or three pages had me worried that it would be a book that I couldn't finish but shortly it grabbed me and held me on the edge of my seat.

The main characters develop well throughout the story. You can't help but like Mr. Dumas as he seems as comfortable as a favorite old Uncle that you love and indulge. The good guys are someone you like and will engage with emotionally throughout the entire story. The bad guys are scary and you will be angry wi
Feb 19, 2015 Marjorie rated it it was amazing
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A Terrible Mercy by David Crossman will grab you from page one and hold you down as you watch the pages turn and turn and turn some more until you get to the last page. There will be a few twists and turns thrown in along the way too. This is a really good novel with great depth to all the characters. You'll experience many OMG's and they will stay with you for a long time after finishing reading this book. This is not a light reading book at all. It is very deep
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Mystery writer, musician and artist David Crossman grew up on Vinalhaven and graduated from the island school in 1970.

The roots of his mother's family (Roberts) extend back to the earliest settlers on the island who arrived in the late 18th century. David stressed that he and his younger brother Matt were born on the island and therefore really are Vinalhaven natives. His older brothers Phil and D
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