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Secret of the Seventh Son (Will Piper #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  6,145 ratings  ·  616 reviews
The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed...A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he's claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have nothing in common, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that each ...more
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Published July 28th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2009)
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Excellent! Those who haven't read it yet have a treat in store for them. This book lives up to its promotion and then some.

I was not too sure when I started if I was going to like it (slightly over-use of the F-word and a particular scene that was unsettling violence personally). But that all quickly fades into the background as the well-written story takes off.

I so don't want to ruin this masterfully written story for anyone else but if you like suspense, I heartily recommend Secret of the Seve
Ovako... priča prati tri vremenska toka: 777g, 1947g i 2009g. Ona koja seže daleko u prošlost mi je bila i najzanimljivija dok ova koja prati sadašnjost nekako najslabija. Priča kao priča jeste interesantna i donekle te vuče da što pre iščitaš kraj ali generalno realizacija je dosta slaba. Sve je dosta plitko, sterilno (pogotovo kad su likovi upitanju) ali zbog same priče može se preći i preko toga. Moja osnovna zamerka je što nikako nije objašnjeno zbog čega se sve to desilo, šta je bio uzrok, ...more
Sapete, in questi anni ho visto più volte sugli scaffali delle librerie e online i libri di Glenn Cooper, le trame misteriose mi hanno sempre incuriosita, eppure non sono mai riuscita a convincermi a leggerli.
Ho trovato "La biblioteca dei morti" in scambio e ho deciso di provarci, perchè no?

Una serie di strani omicidi, preannunciati da cartoline con sopra scritti nome e date della morte delle vittime, stanno allarmando le forze di polizia di New York che non riescono a spiegarsi quali possano e
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Oh good lord, can you say cliched? There were some interesting and occasionally chilling moments in this book but they were few and far between. The main character was appallingly misogynistic - he's only attracted to the main love interest when she's lost weight and basically changed her personality. The main antagonist was a far more believable and sympathetic character than the hero whose characterisation kept this novel at severely third level thriller.

The basic premise was interesting enoug
Mi aspettavo molto ma molto di più, visto tutto l'entusiasmo con cui si sente parlare di questo libro. Di solito diffido dai best seller, ma incuriosita l'ho preso in prestito in biblioteca. Meno male che non l'ho comprato! Che dire, sicuramente l'idea è originale, ma lo svolgimento distrugge ogni suspance. Non so, magari Cooper non lo ha immaginato come un giallo, ma io mi aspettavo, visto l'inizio, un po' più di attesa. A un quarto di libro già si capisce cosa sta succedendo e l'idea dell'assa ...more
Stopped at the local Borders for a “beach read” and found this book in the “bargain” section. What a find! The story jumps from present day to early days (starting at 777) to post WWII as it reveals a library of sorts discovered on an island owned by England. Since England had enough on their plate to recoup after the War, they contact President Truman. The story opens with a class reunion of four college roommates, one currently an FBI agent. Will Piper is one of the best hunters of serial kill ...more
Soube-me mesmo bem ler esta história.
Um mistério medieval à mistura com a Área 51 e um assassino em série, embrulhados numa escrita agradável e com um bom ritmo.
Gostei dos personagens e da forma como a história está contada, como tudo começa a fazer sentido bem antes do final, mas sem nunca perder o interesse.
Ao princípio os saltos cronológicos são um pouco confusos mas depois tudo vai encaixando mais facilmente e difícil é parar de ler.
Agora vou ver se o Glenn Cooper já escreveu mais alguma co
Leonardo Patrignani
What a nice story! I definitely want more. Glenn Cooper rocks!
Jon Price

Whilst on a recent holiday with friends in a rental property in the Dordogne region of France; where I had gone to soak up the history and archaeology of the area – particularly the spectacular examples of Cave art; I was loaned a copy of “ Library Of The Dead “.

Being a voracious reader of varied interests I was delighted to receive this unexpected windfall – as I had, in my usual disorganised way, omitted to pack any books to read. A glance at the précis on
Simona Bartolotta
«Proprio così», disse Atwood, battendo la mano sul tavolo. «Usiamo un metodo scientifico per dimostrare che la scienza è una sciocchezza.»

Bello bello bello! Diverso dai soliti thriller dai quali vengono tratti quei noiosi e inverosimili film stereotipati (anche se, diciamolo, non è che io legga tanti thriller), eppure mantiene sempre quel tocco di classicità che piace cogliere in un bel romanzo.
Le prime settanta pagine circa, sono quasi insopportabili, la confusione tra le varie storie che si i
Panique à New York ! « Le tueur de l'Apocalypse » condamne ses victimes par simple carte postale, illustrée d'un cercueil, avec une date au verso. Celle de leur mort.

Sur l'île de Wight, en 777 (date fatidique), la vie d'une communauté de moines est soudainement confrontée à la terrible malédiction du 7ème fils d'un 7ème fils.

Février 1947, Churchill prend connaissance d'une découverte qui dépasse toute contingence politique et menace la sécurité de la planète ! Zone 51, dans le Nevada, la Légend
Дали искате да знаете важните дати от бъдещето си?
Дали искате да знаете кога ще умрете, вие или вашите любими хора? Да знате кога ще се роди нов член на семейството ви и кога му е отредено да си отиде от този свят?

Това знание не е за всеки. Човечеството още не е готово за него.
Но на специалният агент Уил Пайпър му е писано да се сблъска с него, тъкмо когато най-малко му се иска. Спокойният му живот пред пенсионирането е разбит на пух и прах, за да разследва най-странния случай, който е виждал.
My Inner Shelf
Les coups de cœurs s'enchainent subitement !
A priori ce roman avait déjà tout pour me plaire mais là on dépasse les limite de l'exaltation.
Les mots me manquent car mon vocabulaire se réduit à mesure que la température monte, je serai donc brève.

On est rapidement happé par l'histoire, d'autant plus que trois époques sont évoquées, et qu'on ne fait le lien entre elles que très progressivement. Les personnages de Will (alcoolique et séducteur) et de Nancy (jeune agent qui ne demande qu'à être sédui
Very, very interesting book with a refreshingly original idea. Library of the Dead starts off as your usual serial homicide story, seemingly unsolvable, until you find out what really happens. You'll never be able to guess. This is a very refreshing alternative to the usual religious-conspiracy-secrets genre. Still finds its roots in some ancient brotherhood that just has to be related to Christianity, but it's not what you think. This book is full of surprises that will keep you turning page af ...more
This was not the story I was expecting. But it was a pleasant surprise. At first it seemed like there were three or four completely unconnected stories going on, murders in present day New York, dodgy goings on in England just after WWII, strange monks in AD777. None of them seemed to have any link. And there was no mention of a library!! Most confusing.
However it does all come together and provides some suspense as the FBI agent in charge of the murder investigation tries to workout what is go
César Caracuel
Un poco mareante el desarrollo de la historia con los contínuos saltos temporales, habiendo 3 tramas principales. Al final todo cuadra y se comprende la existencia de las mismas. La historia es muy interesante, sobre el conocimiento de nuestra fecha de muerte exacta, y te hace pensar cómo sería la humanidad en el caso de que no fuera ficción, cómo reaccionaría la población mundial. Lo que quizás sobra es alguna pequeña muestra de que cuidar el lenguaje en la traducción es mejorable.
Marika Bonuccelli
Mi è piaciuto moltissimo :)
La cosa che più mi ha colpito è proprio il modo con cui è stato scritto questo romanzo. Ambientato in epoche diverse, fino alla fine non si riescono a capire i vari collegamenti tra le epoche ed è proprio questo che mi ha lasciato col fiato sospeso fino alla fine!
Davvero un bel libro, lo consiglio vivamente a tutti!
Tem um enredo bastante interessante, embora com tantas personagens e saltos no tempo, eu me tenha perdido um pouco e receie não ter apreciado o livro devidamente.
E aquele final tenebroso. Não havia necessidade...
Много добър роман!
Странна, но доста успешна жанрова смесица между крими, трилър и мистика.
Книга, която се чете на един дъх и повдига сериозни въпроси, над които си струва човек да помисли.
Wow!!!! Bello bello!! Finalmente ho trovato un'altra serie che mi tiene letteralmente attaccata alla storia!
Will Piper, agente dell'FBI, ormai prossimo alla pensione, per una serie di sfortunati eventi si ritrova a chiudere la sua carriera con uno dei casi più difficili. In città c'è un assassino, soprannominato Doomsday, che miete vittime come niente, peccato che tra una e l'altra non vi sia un collegamento e in alcuni casi nemmeno un segno che sia veramente avvenuto un omicidio. L'unica pista
The main character is an FBI agent expert in serial killers. He is tall, has a square jaw, a former wife and a neglected daughter.
Jaw has a drinking problem and is not very disciplined.
Jaw has been assigned the case of the Doomsday killer, coupled with a young female partner.
His partner is a pain in the ass, but (you guess), very slowly they come to a sort of complicity. Obviously the two of them fall in love, obviously Jaw overcomes his drinking problem, obviously he makes it up with his neglec
Alexander Ward
You can either like this book or totally hate it!
I know for sure, when I started to read it, that I thought this is the most boring book that I have ever read. Then something kept me reading and I realised this is one of the awesomest books I have ever laid my hands on!
I could actually compare it to Dan Brown's greatness. Yes, Glenn Cooper still has a long way until he gets to be as good as Brown, but he started from somewhere and if he keeps going on like this, in a couple of years, I think we
Hey, Glenn Cooper, you are terribly boring.
Yes, I know, Library of the dead is a bestseller in America, in Europe and in Italy too. Now that I've read it I don't know why. Honestly, I expected a bit more; the plot is interesting but it isn't enough. There are a few cliché and, excuse me author, where is the suspense? There was a lot of bore, but I didn't find suspense and thriller.
I am definitely not going to get the second book.

La domanda, com'è legittimo, sorge spontanea: perché ho deciso di
Alexis Drake
Leggendo questo bestseller, si ha l’impressione in realtà di leggere tre libri in uno, divisi rispettivamente nelle epoche in cui è ambientato.
Il primo, il quasi contemporaneo, ambientato nel 2009, è un thriller-giallo, con un profiler dell’FBI alla caccia di un assassino che manda cartoline alle vittime con la data di morte del giorno successivo a quello del ricevimento. Inutile dire che l’assassino non esiste, perché sappiamo già fin dal principio che esiste questo libro con le date di morte d
Al Bità
Every so often I like to temper my reading with something that is more like a pastime — the kind of non-taxing reading that this book promised to be. There are a few rules that are required to enjoy this type of work: turn off one’s critical mindset; don’t worry too much about the writing as such; concentrate more on the plot; and don’t expect too much in characterisation (usually two-dimensional, if you’re lucky, and all the men at least seeming never to have matured beyond a sexist college men ...more
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Opera prima di questo autore, che si affaccia nel mondo della scrittura con questo libro "thriller", o forse sarenbbe meglio dire un "mistery", è stata una piacevole sorpresa.

Comperato perchè attirato dalla copertina e dal titolo molto accattivante coadiuvato da una quarta di copertina degna di suscitare una bella curiosità, mi sono avvicinato al libro con un poco di pregiudizio, perchè l'autore era esordiente e perchè pensavo di trovarmi davanti all'ennesimo titolo "pompato" per attirare l'att
Monica Madrazo
Un'idea davvero fuori dal comune...una biblioteca piena di volumi con scritto le date di nascita e di morte di milioni di persone di ogni parte del mondo. Geniale e abbastanza inquietante!
Ma ci pensate a cosa potrebbe accadere se sapessimo la data della nostra morte e che in realtà, non esistono le coincidenza, ma solo un grande disegno divino in cui tutto è già stato scritto...
E' un libro avvincente che ti tiene con il fiato sospeso.
Si articola in epoche e luoghi diversi: in un monastero a Vec
Bernadette Davies
I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was recommended to me by a friend and I wasn't sure I would like it but read it anyway, mostly to humour her. Library of the Dead, started out slow, and confusing. There are a number of different timelines woven into the book, 777AD, 1947 and 2009, each with their own story. As I read, I wondered how they would all come together and I don't mind saying, I was a little confused as each time frame told a completely separate story. However, each st ...more
Este libro, me lo han regalado por reyes,cuando vi la recomendación de mi autora favorita Katherine Neville,supe que tenia que ser mio, ya que esta autora no suele recomendar casi ningún libro.
Las primeras 81 paginas, el autor nos introduce en la historia que se divide entre el año 2009, en el siglo X y en después de la segunda guerra mundial, en las cuales tendremos diferentes voces que narren la acción.
La trama la cual es compleja y esta fantásticamente elaborada, como bien la dije a Ifi, al p
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  • The Marks Of Cain
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  • The Source
  • Black Rain (Hawker & Laidlaw, #1)
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Glenn Cooper is an internationally bestselling thriller writer.

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
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“God’s mysterious number. The Book of Genesis alone was ripe with sevens: the seven heavens, the seven thrones, the seven seals, the seven churches. The walls of Jericho crumbled on the seventh day of the siege. In Revelations, seven spirits of God were sent forth into the earth. There were exactly seven generations from David to the birth of Christ, the Lord.” 0 likes
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