Book Of Souls (Will Piper, #2)
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Book Of Souls (Will Piper #2)

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The Library: Only a handful know it exists . . . It holds the world's most astonishing—and terrifying—information . . . But the one book that is the key to the greatest secret of all time . . . is missing.

Former FBI Special Agent Will Piper solved—and survived—the "Doomsday Killer" case . . . and his reward was a forced early retirement. But the shattering truths he learne...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published February 4th 2010 by Arrow (first published 2010)
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Annie
Glenn Cooper doesn't write great literature, but this one was as unputdownable for me as Library of the Dead, to which this is a sequel. It brings Nostradamus, Calvin and Shakespeare into the story of the death lists, Will Piper is as endearing a hero as he was in the first book, the solving of the clues is excellent, and there's an excellent breakneck speed conclusion. Load of tosh really, but I loved it.
Michael Johnston
An odd, but interesting novel that weaves together William Shakespeare, John Calvin, Nostradomus, Area 51 and a super secret government agency that protects and uses an 800 year old book which contains the birth and death dates of every person in the world past, present and future. I know it sounds absurd, but it is oddly compelling. I find with something this wildly ridiculous I'm unconcerned about links to reality. Ok, Shakespeare was the best friend of a young man whose family owned the book...more
Roberta
Mi sento sempre in colpa quando assegno tre stelline, ma in realtà per me è una buona votazione: carino, una lettura piacevole ma non scevra da pecche. Il primo difetto è che in questo secondo romanzo di Cooper la tensione è data più che altro dall’inseguimento da parte dei Sorveglianti, mentre sinceramente io non ho apprezzato molto la prima parte (specialmente a causa della pecca caratteriale di Will) anche se i flashback nel passato sono sempre molto belli.
Il secondo difetto è la profonda so...more
Ed
I will post my combined review of the two books (Secret of the Seventh Sonand Book Of Souls) here as one review, because the story really spans the two books. Very interesting and engaging. One question I kept asking myself, knowing someone's DOD, had someone ever tried to change it? For instance, could Will have "pulled the plug" on Mark even though he was BTH? Would Mark have continued living off of life support? That would change the view of the library and predestination. If you do not know...more
Kristen
The title turned me off (sounded kind of sacreligious, but it's not) and it started out kind of slow but once it picked up, it was a page turner to the end.

Overall this is a conspiracy thriller. Former FBI agent, Will Piper, is given a top secret assignment to find a missing book, written in 1527. Another significant date throughout the book is February 9, 2027. The 1527 book suddenly appears at an auction house in London and the games begin. The U.S. govmt wants the book to remain classified....more
Chris
I've got to tell you . . . for fiction, this novel and the first one are probably the most thought provoking novels I've read in quite a while. I don't want to give away the central basis and issue, but it will most definately spark much thought.

You need to read Secret of the Seventh Son first and then this novel. Both have great character development, action, suspense, history and thrill as the dilema unfolds. Can't wait for the next novel by Glenn Cooper.
Nikolina
What to say! 4 stars

Reading first 60-70% of book I thought that 'past' chapters were written better. Maybe because I hated Will then. Still do. Man, honesty is key word in marriage!

But second part of the book...wow! Page turner! I actually had no idea that something like that could happen. And last few chapters? I want movie based on those books.

Cooper, another brilliant work! This book I read faster than first one, but my enjoyment was the same. :)
Maddy
PROTAGONIST: Will Piper, ex FBI agent
SETTING: US; England
SERIES: #2 of 2
RATING: 3.25
WHY: I'm not a fan of conspiracy thrillers, especially those involving missing documents that will change the world. But this book captured me because it didn't get into a lot of arcane philosophy. The book in question had an interesting premise that I basically bought into. The lead is a flawed man who tries to overcome his own base instincts. Not bad!
Carla  Casazza
Mi ero divertita a leggere "La biblioteca dei morti": niente di impegnativo ma abbastanza coinvolgente ed originale per trascorrere qualche ora di relax. Questo sequel però è talmente improbabile... un minestrone in cui finiscono Shakespeare, Calvino, Nostradamus, mixati con personaggi stereotipati e banalità. Insomma, anche volendo essere buoni e tenendo conto che si tratta di semplice fictione d'evasione, il libro è proprio una stupidaggine.
High Wycombe Library
The second installment in the Library of the Dead sees Will Piper now retired from the FBI, and struggling with the domesticity of his new life. Enter Kenyon and Spence, and Will is dragged back into the life of adventure and danger that he has been missing.

Book Of Souls as a standalone novel is at once engaging, exciting and engrossing, however, as a sequel it excels, for all the above reasons, and more. Those who read the first in the series, Library Of The Dead will have had a number of unr...more
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Matteo Pellegrini
Dopo essere stato costretto a dimettersi dall’FBI, Will Piper si è sposato, ha una figlia di pochi mesi da accudire e un unico desiderio: dimenticare. Dimenticare l’esistenza della Biblioteca del Morit – la sconfinata raccolta di volumi in cui sono riportate le date di nascita e di morte di tutti gli uomini vissuti dall’VIII secolo in avanti – e, soprattutto, dimenticare gli innocenti che hanno perso la vita perché il segreto custodito nell’Area 51 non fosse rivelato. Ma la Biblioteca dei Morti...more
Sher
Interesante, emocionante y sorprendente (dentro de la medida de lo posible). Espero que la tercera parte no caiga en los tópicos de este género, sería una pena. Mi reseña: http://sherisreading.blogspot.com.es/...
Elena
I had fun reading this book, I could have given it 3 stars, but in a 5 star system, where my favorite ever get 5 stars max, this one definitely belongs to the lower part of the 'firmament'!
Tine Haslevang
All in all, a good and entertaining book :)
We meet up with Will Piper who has been forced to retirement after surviving the "Doomsday Killer" and stumbled upon a high-classified secret. Unwilling, he get dragged into the mess once again, discovering the shocking truth about the Library.
As said, its an entertaining book. My favorite part is when Will is in England trying to solve Shakespeares puzzle. Gave me a good Dan Brown feeling. Think, though, that the book could have ended better, or especi...more
Xavi Aznar
He aprovechado la tarde del domingo para acabar el segundo libro de la trilogía de Will Piper.

La historia de la biblioteca se ha desarrollado siguiendo una trama lineal y sin sorpresas, siguiendo la fórmula de otros libros como "El código Da Vinci"...

El detective va siguiendo pistas ayudado por toda una serie de personajes secundarios que sólo aparecen para que consiga su objetivo. Los malos son muy malos y algo patanes. Aparecen algunos personajes históricos cuya historia se entrelaza con el a...more
Vanessa
Me ha gustado mucho. La trama me enganchó desde el primer momento. El final muy flojo, pero aceptable.
Juan Nieto Cano
Buen libro, fácil y rápido de leer. Aunque me gustó mucho más el primero, La Biblioteca De Los Muertos.
Salvatore
La trilogia de "La biblioteca dei morti" è senza dubbio la mia preferita! "Il libro delle anime" rappresenta il fulcro della vicenda che si andrà a chiudere nel prossimo libro "I custodi della biblioteca". Bellissimo a dir poco: personaggi, luoghi e vicende ben descritte sia nel primo racconto che questo; suspense e colpi di scena continui; azione ed adrenalina allo stato puro e soprattutto una storia del tutto originale da cui hanno preso spunto gli ultimi scrittori che scrivono di biblioteche...more
Rachel Williams
Loved this book, couldn't put it down. Dan Brown type but not trying so hard!
Taksya
Da qualche parte ho letto che questo seguito de "La biblioteca dei morti" sia stato caldamente richiesto all'autore, per sfruttare il successo del primo volume, dai suoi editori.
Bene... se ne poteva veramente fare a meno.
La sola cosa utile sono i flashback, che colmano i buchi lasciati nel precedente capitolo. Il sospetto è che siano stati lasciati apposta per permettere di pubblicare questo seguito contorto, ma sarebbe nello stile dei protagonisti del romanzo.
Will Piper è insopportabile, meschi...more
MwN2
“Much Ado about Nothing”
The emotion that came to my mind after I had finished reading “The Book of Souls” by Glenn Cooper. The book was another conspiracy thriller which combined books written by ancient monks, with undiscovered letters written by William Shakespeare, John Calvin and Michael Nostradamus, with modern day Government baddies trying to destroy peace and harmony, only to be thwarted by an ex-FBI and his wife, Will and Nancy Piper.

The book started off well, and up to 300 odd pages, t...more
Mazel
pal de printemps 2011... achat compulsif...

Présentation de l'éditeur :
1947 : de mystérieux manuscrits sont retrouvés dans les ruines d'une abbaye de l'île de Wight. Winston Churchill demande au président Truman de les prendre en charge. Celui-ci fait construire dans le désert du Nevada une base top secrète destinée à les abriter et à les étudier. Son nom : Area 51. 2010 : Un manuscrit relié faisant partie de la même série fait surface à Londres, lors d'une vente aux enchères. Le club 2027, une a...more
veronika's bookshelf
To me, this book was simply a mess. And it's a pity since there actually was an interesting idea and story behind the mess of the writing.
It's all about the adventures of uncovering the secret behind a book, where all the birth and death dates of the people living on Earth are listed. The main character is on a quest to find out its origins as well as other connections. These were for instance interferences of the governments of various countries in major events, even seemingly "natural" catastr...more
Ingrid Hansen
Bog to i serien om De Dødes Bibliotek og FBI-agenten Will Piper var meget bedre end bog et. Hvilket undre mig og overrasker mig en lille smule.

Jeg er begyndt at kunne lide den karismatiske Will Piper og hans unge kone Nancy Lipinski, som han forøvrigt havde som partner i Dommedagsmorderen-sagen i første bog. De blev gift og har nu en lille søn Phillip sammen. Will Piper er gået på pension og håber at hans livsforsikring (en usb-nøgle med databasen over hvem der fødes og dør i USA) kan holde sikk...more
Monica Madrazo
"LA BIBLIOTECA DEI MORTI" ATTO II

Seguito del bestseller "La biblioteca dei morti", la storia vede protagonista ancora una volta l'agente Will Piper alle prese con il mistero della data del 9 febbraio 2027, l'ultima che sia stata scritta delle migliaia annotate nei libri della Biblioteca.
Alla sterminata collezione di libri custodia segretamente nell'Area 51 manca un solo volume, uno relativo all'anno 1527: possibile che proprio lì sia custodita la chiave dell'enigma?

Le vicende narrate sono strett...more
Sabrina
2 del i serien om Will Piper er lige så fantastisk som første del. Lige så spændende, hæsblæsende og vel skrevet. Den kan sagtens læses som en individuel bog, uden at have læst den første, men det er nok en smule sjovere, og man får mere ud af denne bog, hvis man læser De Dødes Bibliotek først.
Jeg kan rigtig godt lide Will Piper, specielt fordi han er så troværdig. Han er ikke perfekt, langt fra, han er lidt for glad for whiskey og damer, selvom han er gift. De andre personer er også troværdige...more
Melissa
I enjoyed this book, but I was a little lost because I didn't realize it was sort of a sequel to "Secret of the Seventh Son"(US)/"Library of the Dead"(Intl). I'm looking forward to going back and reading the first novel, even though I already know the spoilers from "Book of Souls". I would equate this book to a combination between Dan Brown ("The DaVinci Code") and Kenneth Follett ("Pillars of the Earth"). If you enjoyed both of those books then chances are you will enjoy this one, although I wo...more
Ryan
A continuation from the novel “Secrets of the Seventh Son”, a mysterious book with a list of names and dates appears at a British auction house and former FBI Agent Will is hired to find out it's equally mysterious origins. I wasn't aware that this was a sequel. Then I thought it was just another novel with the same main character however there are many references to the first novel that are confusing at time. This novel is akin to the DaVinci Code in it's implications and ideas. The author jump...more
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Glenn Cooper is an internationally
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Glenn was born in New York City and grew up in nearby White Plains. He attended White Plains High School before enrolling at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he graduated from Harvard with an honors degree in archaeology. He then attended Tufts University School of Medicine and did his post-doctoral training at the N...more
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