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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
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Published May 8th 2012 by Nutgraf Productions LLC
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Clara
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Robert
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
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Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay this book first off did not disappointment in any area of reading. I enjoyed reading the urban fantasy horror book and i am thrilled to say it was awesome. A great read, and a must read for any all that love to read.
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Such a fun read.
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Joseph D’Agnese is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other national publications. His work has twice appeared in Best American Science Writing (HarperCollins). His children's picture book, BLOCKHEAD: THE LIFE OF FIBONACCI, was chosen as an honor book for the Mathical Book Prize—the first-ever prize for math-themed children's boo ...more
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