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In Daniel Palmer's blistering, fast-paced debut, one man is taken to the edge of sanity in a mind-bending novel of paranoia, deception, and revenge . . .Charlie Giles is at the top of his game. An electronics superstar, he's sold his startup company to a giant Boston firm, where he's now a senior director. With his dog, Monte, at his side, Charlie is treated like a VIP everywhere he goes.Then one day, everything in Charlie's neatly ordered world starts to go terrifyingly wrong. His prestigious job and his inventions are wrenched away from him. His family is targeted, and his former employers are dying gruesomely, picked off one by one. Every sign, every shred of evidence, points to Charlie as a cold-blooded killer. And soon Charlie is unable to tell whether he's succumbed to the pressures of work and become the architect of his own destruction., or whether he's the victim of a relentless, diabolical attack.In a desperate struggle to save his life, Charlie races to uncover the truth, all the while realizing that nothing can be trusted--least of all his own fractured mind . . . Praise for Delirious'This is a solid, well-constructed thriller, nicely convoluted and definitely suspenseful.'- Booklist'Smart, sophisticated and unsettling . . . not just a great thriller debut, but a great thriller, period.'- Lee Child, # 1 New York Times bestselling author'A roiling plot, insightful characters, clear, intelligent writing. What more could you ask for in a novel? Delirious is one awesome kick-off for an exciting and multi-dimensional talent. It's an electrifying ride, whetting the reader's appetite for more. Daniel Palmer is a writer to watch. This guy is going to be around a long time.'-Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author'Daniel Palmer hits all the right notes in his terrific debut novel, Delirious. Great characterizations, non-stop suspense, and a fiendishly clever plot. On top of that, this may be the most techno-savvy thriller yet. Delirious looks to be the first novel of a long and distinguished career. Terrific stuff.'-John T. Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author'Daniel Palmer delivers a high-speed thrill ride, filled with shocks and mind-bending twists. Delirious is a terrific debut!'-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780758246646
Branch Call Number: PALM
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 24 cm


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ChristchurchLib Jul 08, 2013

"Charlie Giles is a successful software engineer whose life is falling to pieces around him. First finding notes he doesn't remember writing, then unable to prove the existence of an employee, then fired for something he doesn't think he did, Charlie - who has a schizophrenic brother - is worried that he could actually be losing his mind. But when his former coworkers start dying one by one, he realises he needs more help than a therapist can offer. Delirious was the debut of Daniel Palmer, son of well-known medical thriller writer Michael Palmer; he's followed it up with two more novels, Helpless and Stolen." July 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

Aug 29, 2012

Deeply disappointing. The story begins so well. The plot is similar to 2 novels written earlier, one by Harlan Coben and one by Joseph Finder: but while their stories were plausible and exciting, Palmer's plot and protagonist are illogical and annoying. I stopped reading 1/3 of the way through.

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