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Penguin Canada, 2008 - Neuroscientists - 320 pages
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Tom's life is not what it once was. His marriage is on the rocks and his writing career has stalled. Then his best friend, Neil, returns from teaching neurology in California. But all is not what it seems--Neil has been working for the U.S. government cracking the minds of suspected terrorists and has disappeared, leaving behind evidence that he has been employing his unique skills on civilians. And it's only when Neil gets closer to his ultimate target--Tom--that the full horror of his plan is revealed.

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User Review  - wissamktb - LibraryThing

About two or three chapters in I thought this was going to be one of the best thrillers I've ever read. But with all the shitty info dumping of The Argument the book became a rather infuriating read. Read full review

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User Review  - theportal2002 - LibraryThing

Awesome book but pretty gruesome. If your an atheist you will love this book as it takes emotions and faith down to it's primal core. At times the book can get slow but then you are ripped from your seat by another unthinkable anti human murder. I would not have predicted the events in this one. Read full review


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Scott Bakker is the recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Fellowship, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship, and the winner of the Helen B. Allison Gold Medal. He is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the Prince of Nothing Trilogy, a series that Publisher's Weekly calls "a work of unforgettable power." His novels been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lives in London, Ontario with his wife and daughter.

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