The Hundredth Man

The Hundredth Man

Book - 2004
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Recalling Michael Connelly's taut storytelling and James Patterson's searingnarrative twists, The Hundredth Man introduces a daring new talent. Fromits explosive first pages to its startling conclusion, this novel creates aworld where heroes can't succeed without madmen, and the dead are the mostdangerous of all. When bizarre and cryptic messages are found on a pair of corpses in Mobile,Alabama, junior police detective Carson Ryder and veteran cop Harry Nautilusfind themselves in a mysterious public-relations quagmire pitting public safetyagainst office politics. With the body count growing, Ryder must confront hisfamily's terrifying past by seeking advice from his brother, a violentpsychopath convicted of similarly heinous crimes. Ryder finds himself fallingfor Ava, the striking pathologist processing the gruesome corpses. But Ava'spast holds its own nightmarish secrets. Chasing false leads while their boss relentlessly undermines all progress, Ryderand Nautilus come to realize someone close to them is the killer's ultimatetarget.Thundering to a stark and chilling revelation, The Hundredth Man marksthe arrival of an author who raises the stakes on every page.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2004
ISBN: 9780525948216
052594821X
Branch Call Number: KERL 22
Characteristics: 307 p. ; 24 cm

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DanaStodgel
Jul 24, 2014

I really enjoyed this debut novel by Jack Kerley. The characters and scenery are well-defined, but don't overtake the story itself. Early in the book I thought I had it figured out and was disappointed that the whodunit was so obvious only to find myself wrong twice more before the end. I'm excited to read the rest of the books following Ryder and Nautilus in Mobile. Hopefully KCLS will add them to their collection soon.

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DanaStodgel thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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