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The Hypnotist (Reincarnationist #3)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  800 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Haunted by his inability to stop the murder of a beautiful young painter twenty years ago, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Investigating a crazed collector who's begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust into a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation—dedicated ...more
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Published April 19th 2011 by Mira (first published 2007)
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A priceless sculpture that hides an ancient secret; an FBI investigator haunted by the past; and a terrorist plot involving the theft of magnificent works of art all combine to create THE HYPNOTIST, the unputdownable thriller and third entry in M.J.Rose's superb Reincarnationist series (The Reincarnationist and The Memorist).

No author currently writing in the suspense/thriller category does quite what M.J. Rose does; underpinning her novels is the haunting premise that all of us have past lives
A murder, art crime and past life study, what more could you ask except interesting writing and a good plot, which is also here.
Lucian Glass is not only an agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team, but he has just lost a special love and has learned of an art theft of several masters. He is on the trail of the art theft when he comes face to face with his own understanding of what is real and what is not.
Into the mix is introduced the question of reincarnation and whether or not a piece of sculptu
From My Blog...[return][return]The Hypnotist is the third book in M.J. Rose’s Reincarnationist series and the first one I have read. The previous two novels are The Reincarnationist and The Memorist, which inspired the television series, Past Life, which I have never seen, and a rather round about way of me stating that while the genre was not for me, the writing is absolutely brilliant. The Hypnotist opens with the death of Lucian Glass, which occurred twenty years ago, but now Lucian is an F.B ...more
Ranting Dragon

The Hyponist is a genre-bending thriller by established author M. J. Rose. Although it’s third in The Reincarnationist series, The Hypnotist works perfectly as a standalone despite some recurring characters. FBI special agent Lucian Glass is still in pursuit of Malachai Samuels, a man criminally committed to acquiring a list of ancient Memory Tools that reputedly give a person the power to learn of his or her past lives. A list of those tools could be hidd
This book is third in a series of books written by M.J. Rose. However, this is the first one I have read.

Agent Lucian Glass is on the trail of Malachi Samuels of the Phoenix Foundation who is after the Memory tools that could prove whether people are reincarnated. Lucien’s first love Solange was killed during a heist of a Matisse that was stolen 20 years earlier which may be tied to Samuels’ quest for the artifacts. Lucien becomes involved with Emmeline, who is Solange’s cousin and Lucian starts
Darcia Helle
This is the third book in M.J. Rose's Reincarnationist series. I have not read the first two, but received a review copy of this one from the publisher through A reader can easily jump into the middle of this series, though, after having read The Hypnotist, I will definitely go back and read the first two!

The plot is intricate, full of twists and complications that require the reader to be paying attention. While reincarnation is the central theme, we're taken through an ancient w
Bri Clark

Wow my TBR just grew by two. After reading this book I must read the two prior in the series. While as a stand alone it more than delivers but to be able to enjoy two other of these masterpieces only adds to the joy I had from this one. Lucien is a character to connect with and love. Even when he thought he was going insane I felt the fear that created in him, the doubts he had. All the elements of a cross genre novel...which means it's awesome on so many levels. History, mystery, romance, actio
This book was right down the middle of the road for most of its length. Not good or bad, the single best example of "mediocre" I've read in the last five years at least.

In the final few chapters though, it hopped ever so slightly toward "not that good", because none of the promise of mysterious powers and such was resolved or even explored. It started out being a mediocre sort of fantasy book, and made a quick turn into mediocre suspense by shoehorning (or just ignoring) every loose end into an
Steven Farmer
Well how about that -- I finally won something here. :)
(3.5 stars) The Hypnotist is the 3rd book in the Reincarnationist series. This book focuses on Lucian Glass, a member of the FBI’s Art Crimes division. We get to learn more about his past and how he ended up in the FBI with the revelation that his girlfriend was murdered in her father’s high end art framing shop and Lucian was severely beaten when he walked in on the crime. Lucian’s past is coming back to him when he is pulled into a case where priceless artworks, thought to be lost due to theft ...more
Shellie (Layers of Thought)
Sep 09, 2010 Shellie (Layers of Thought) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone with an interest in the paranormal
This is a series review. Original post at Layers of Thought.

A page turning paranormal thriller series with historical fiction and an ancient religious belief system embedded in the stories.

Mini Synopsizes ~ The Reincarnationist: Some precious stones with paranormal properties have been stolen from a newly discovered pre-Christian archeological site in Rome, dating around 400 AD. The stones purportedly can help one to remember past lives.

The story is primarily set in the present but moves back in
I'd been very impressed with "The Book of Lost Fragrances" so I wanted to read something else by M.J. Rose. Unfortunately, she seems to be one of those authors who tells the same story over and over again.

"The Hypnotist" is also about reincarnation and people obsessed with it. Here our main character is Josh, a photographer badly injured a year ago when he caught a terrorist attack on camera. Since then he's been having psychotic episodes in which he remembers his past lives: Julius, a pagan pri
Lucian Glass has had a hard life. A talented artist, he is rocked by the death of his lover, Solange Jacobs in her father’s gallery. Mr. Jacob restored art and, after closing one evening; someone breaks in and steals a priceless Matisse, killing the girl in the process. Nearly killing Glass as well which might have been a blessing since he obsesses with Solange and cannot find a way to let her go.
He is with the FBI Art Crimes Team and researches art theft, fraud, etc. Someone wants a statue tha
This review was written for netGalley. [return][return]I read the first book in this series, The Reincarnationist, and really enjoyed the combination of past lives and modern day mystery. The idea of going back in time to witness events surrounding an ancient artifact is compelling especially set against the backdrop of human drama and tragedy. I did not read The Memorist, the second book, and while it did not detract from the main mystery I felt I had missed something. Despite this, the author ...more
This is the third book in M.J. Rose's Reincarnationist series, and although it shares many things in common with the first two, it had a different feel to it. Though reincarnation was an important concept to the plot, the plot itself was actually more focused on the action of the overarching story. This would have been a good thing, as it would have cleared up confusion as to whom is the reincarnated version of each character (which caused some confusion in the first two books of this series), b ...more
The Hypnotist is book three in The Reincarnationist's series. It is a mystery suspense thriller with mild to moderate expletives and violence.

Lucian Glass works for the FBI as part of their Art Crimes Team who has a past surrounded by murder and mystery. At nineteen, he returns from his artist studio, to find his girlfriend murdered and hanging amongst the picture frames of her father's framing business. However, before Lucian can react, he too is attacked and left for dead, now twenty years lat
Linda  Branham Greenwell
I find the concept of past lives fascinating. In fact reincarnation is something I truly hope is real. I love the possibilities that it offers - . Therefore, I was very excited about reading a mystery that centered on that very subject. My expectations were high and I wasn't disappointed.

The story switches around between several characters. On a couple of occasions I found myself going back and looking up a character's name to be sure I'd picked up the narrative correctly, but not to the point
Kathleen Kelly
This latest novel by M.J.Rose is the third in the Reincarnationist trilogy. Phoenix Foundation, a group that specializes in past-life research is the main focus of the story along with the theft and recovery of four famous paintings and a sculpture that has not seen the light of day in 2000 years. Agent Lucian Glass does not believe in reincarnation but as events occur he becomes aware of a past life through hypnosis, that has its basis with the statue, Hypnos, a sleep chamber of sorts. Lucian i ...more
Alexis Villery
My Review:

The Hypnotist is book 3 in M.J. Rose's reincarnation series. I had not read the first two books before reading this one, but had no problem at all understanding and enjoying this sensational thriller. Two murders that span decades and continents come together in one surprising plot that keeps the reader guessing from start to finish. Not only is Lucian Gray struggling to find an explanation to dreams that drive him to draw images of women he has never met, Lucian must face an old trage
I will start by saying that I'm not sure if this book is tied to the other two books, The Reincarnationist and The Memorist, but The Hypnotist was difficult to get into at first. I had read the first five or six chapters until I finally found the movement in the book. Then I was hooked.

This book involves a man named Lucian Glass that has had a violent, near-death past. He is involved in investigating art crimes as a member of the ACT division of the FBI. The story line centers around the idea of
FBI agent Lucian Glass has been investigating the co-director of the Phoenix Foundation, Malachi Samuels, for well over a year. The man is suspected in the death of at least one person in his quest to obtain the ancient memory tools that he thinks will allow him to remember his previous lives. Nothing is more important to him, he is single minded but very, very careful. Thus far, Lucian has been unable to find anything more than circumstantial evidence of Malachi's guilt.

Meanwhile, Lucian is bat
Ryan G
I'm going to admit right now that I loved the beginning of this book. It starts with such a violent act that I was a little stunned by the suddenness of it. As I was reading it, I was struck by the randomness of the act. It's only later that I found out the killing wasn't so random.

Despite how cool the beginning was, I almost gave up on this one within the first few chapters. Lots of characters don't normally get annoying as quickly as they did this time out. There were so many thrown at me so
Cheryl "Mash"
The Hypnotist by M.J. Rose
Published by Mira Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2675-5
At the request of Media Muscle The Book Trib, a HC was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
Synopsis (from the book jacket): Haunted by a twenty-year-old murder of a beautiful young painter, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work as a special agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector who has begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust
I waited for this book a long time, and read rave reviews about it. While it's not a bad read, it didn't quite meet my expectations. The book got off to a slow start, and was a little derivative of a Dan Brown book. The middle of the book was good, with even-paced action and that was the part of the book that was least predictable. The hero, Lucien Glass, was very sympathetic and his back-story was interesting. But the ending was too neat - and wrapped things up too quickly. I wanted more of an ...more
M. J. Rose's Reincarnationist series is popular, but I've remained skeptical. I find reincarnation kind of goofy. Objectively, reincarnation is far less goofy than vampires or fairies, which I like. I prefer to treat it like magic instead of something serious, however, because if I take it seriously I find it kind of horrifying. But I did enjoy Kirsten Miller's THE ETERNAL ONES, so I decided to give Rose's THE HYPNOTIST a chance.

I have not read the first two books in the series, but I caught up
Rated 3.5

The compelling premise of The Hypnotist is what grabbed my attention; anything to do with reincarnation is right up my alley. I have not read the two previous books in the Reincarnationist series but I think The Hypnotist can even be read as a stand alone novel. This book is an action packed read that artfully combines the supernatural, suspense and even art history. I think The Hypnotist has something for everybody, even romance lovers. I am usually not fond of romance in suspense or t
When it comes to the thriller genre, I'm not often entertained. I've tried reading a couple of Dan Brown novels and couldn't get beyond the first fifty pages or so. And while I finished a Robert Ludlum novel a few years back, anything in it that didn't involve a gun fight or brawl disappointed me to no end. I did manage to find enjoyment recently in Layton Green's The Summoner, which offered a little bit of supernatural atmosphere into the plot, so when approached to review this thriller/mystery ...more
Zohar -
“The Hyp­no­tist” by M. J. Rose is the third book in the fic­tional “The Rein­car­na­tion­ist” series. Each book, while part of the series, is free stand­ing.

FBI agent Lucian Glass is inves­ti­gat­ing an art col­lec­tor who is destroy­ing expen­sive mas­ter­pieces and becomes involved in a strange case of hostage nego­ti­a­tion. While work­ing the case, Lucian goes under­cover at the Phoenix Foun­da­tion and dis­cov­ers he has flash­backs of past life experiences.

Lucian ques­tions his san­ity an
Since this is the third in the series, I was a bit apprehensive about reading it because I was afraid that I would have missed so much from the first two books that I would be lost. Luckily, that didn't happen. At the very beginning, I felt like I was perhaps missing a few pieces of the puzzle, but I don't think that I missed out on anything essential. I will definitely be picking up the first two books (The Reincarnationist and The Memorist) in the series though! It took me a few chapters to ge ...more
Holly P
The front cover says "The Hypnotist: A Novel of Suspense" and it definitely delivers in the suspense department. It took me about 40 pages to get into the book (and I think this is due more to the relatively short chapters which I wasn't used to) but it really clicked for me when we meet the crazy as he calmly evaluates which masterpiece he will utterly destroy to begin his game of cat and mouse with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the FBI. As an art lover, I cringed reading this part.

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M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She believes mystery and magic are all around us but we are too often too busy to notice… books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and re
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