Maps of Hell

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MIRA, May 1, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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I fell into the deepest of holes. I am no one.

I awake in a windowless room—naked, filthy, bruised, robbed of my every memory. I feel inexplicably drowned in a sea of hatred and rage. I…don't know who I am. But I know I must escape.

This is Matt Wells, hero of The Death List and The Soul Collector, as you've never seen him.

Crime writer Matt Wells could never have conjured a plot this twisted—a secretive militia running sick brainwashing experiments in the Maine wilderness, himself a subject. He knows they've been subconsciously feeding him instructions…but for what?

Taunted by maddening snatches of a life he can't trust as his own, Matt's piecing it together: three gruesome killings he's blamed for…and a woman…someone from his past he should remember.

  

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This is my favorite book by far. It starts out so weird, yet appealing. I couldn't stop seeing the images that the book embedded into my mind. I personally found it very thrilling, and unpredictable. You can never really guess what a character will do. This book is not what it seems initially be, but that is how it stays interesting. The way the author lets you see through each characters' eyes let me see how each character thinks in his/her own way. The storyline is pretty original, and intricate. You'll be thinking ahead as you read, just to see if your prediction was correct. Every step of the way you'll be suprised by what happens. This book is a short read, and even if you don't like it. You'd find yourself appreciating what the book had to offer. 

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Contents

Title Page
4
Dedication Page
5
Epigraph Page
6
Prologue
7
Chapter One
9
Chapter Two
17
Chapter Three
27
Chapter Four
34
Chapter TwentyFour
178
Chapter TwentyFive
190
Chapter TwentySix
199
Chapter TwentySeven
211
Chapter TwentyEight
222
Chapter TwentyNine
230
Chapter Thirty
239
Chapter ThirtyOne
248

Chapter Five
42
Chapter Six
46
Chapter Seven
53
Chapter Eight
64
Chapter Nine
73
Chapter Ten
79
Chapter Eleven
88
Chapter Twelve
92
Chapter Thirteen
100
Chapter Fourteen
110
Chapter Fifteen
118
Chapter Sixteen
124
Chapter Seventeen
135
Chapter Eighteen
139
Chapter Nineteen
141
Chapter Twenty
150
Chapter TwentyOne
154
Chapter TwentyTwo
161
Chapter TwentyThree
169
Chapter ThirtyTwo
258
Chapter ThirtyThree
268
Chapter ThirtyFour
277
Chapter ThirtyFive
288
Chapter ThirtySix
299
Chapter ThirtySeven
309
Chapter ThirtyEight
318
Chapter ThirtyNine
328
Chapter Forty
338
Chapter FortyOne
347
Chapter FortyTwo
358
Chapter FortyThree
369
Chapter FortyFour
388
Chapter FortyFive
396
Epilogue
405
Acknowledgments
410
Copyright Page
411
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Paul Johnston was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated there and at Oxford. He is the author of eleven crime novels, the first of which, Body Politic, won the British Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger for Best First Novel. He has also won the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Novel. He divides his time between Scotland and Greece. He is married to a Greek and has three children. www.Paul-Johnston.co.uk

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