|"The Hypnotist" is the very definition of thriller: threats modern and ancient, winding around one of the world''s great museums, with a cast of compelling individuals who move through gloriously exotic settings.--"New York Times"-bestselling author Laurie R. King.|
From the Publisher:
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 Foundationdedicated to the science of past-life study. There, to maintain his cover, he submits to the treatment of a hypnotist.
Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of the world. These journeys will change his very understanding of reality, lead him to question his own sanity and land him at the center of perhaps the most audacious art heist in history: a fifteen-hundred-year-old sculpture the nation of Iran will do anything to recover.
M.J. Rose spins a hypnotic narrative web in this third installment in the Reincarnationist series (after THE MEMOIRIST). FBI special agent Lucian Glass continues his stand-off with art-thief and new-age guru Malachi Samuels. A ravaged Matisse painting that was stolen from the Met returns to the museum as a message of warning--four more masterpiece paintings will be destroyed if a certain sculpture, rumored to have mystical powers, is not handed over. These cases intertwine with romantic entanglements from years before in Lucian's life, and Rose keeps everything--the mystery and the subtle personal drama--moving wonderful clip.
The Hypnotist by M. J. Rose - Book Review
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Published on: 6/28/2011 6:47 PM
|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....read the full review|