All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen
(Henri Poincare)

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All Cry Chaos, a debut thriller by the immensely gifted Leonard Rosen, is a masterful and gripping tale that literally reaches for the heavens.

The action begins when mathematician James Fenster is assassinated on the eve of a long-scheduled speech at a World Trade Organization meeting. The hit is as elegant as it is bizarre. Fenster's Amsterdam hotel room is incinerated, yet the rest of the building remains intact. The murder trail leads veteran Interpol agent Henri Poincaré on a high- stakes, world-crossing quest for answers.

Together with his chain-smoking, bon vivant colleague Serge Laurent, Poincaré pursues a long list of suspects: the Peruvian leader of the Indigenous Liberation Front, Rapture-crazed militants, a hedge fund director, Fenster's elusive ex-fiancée, and a graduate student in mathematics. Poincaré begins to make progress in America, but there is a prodigious hatred trained on him—some unfinished business from a terrifying former genocide case—and he is called back to Europe to face the unfathomable. Stripped down and in despair, tested like Job, he realizes the two cases might be connected—and he might be the link.

This first installment in the Henri Poincaré series marries a sharp, smart mystery to deep religious themes that will keep both agnostics and believers turning pages until the shattering, revelatory end. Anyone who enjoys the work of John Le Carré, Scott Turow, Dan Brown, and Stieg Larsson will relish Rosen's story telling and his resourceful, haunted protagonist. Others will appreciate his dazzling prose. Still others, the way he bends the thriller form in unconventional ways toward a higher cause, in the vein of Henning Mankell in The Man From Beijing. In short, All Cry Chaos promises to become a critical success that garners a broad readership throughout the nation and across the globe.
 

About Leonard Rosen

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Leonard Rosen is a best-selling and widely respected non-fiction author among educational publishers. He has written Radio Essays broadcast by NPR's Morning Edition, Only a Game, and All Things Considered, as well as op-eds published by the Boston Globe.He has taught writing at Bentley University and Harvard University and lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.
 
Published October 28, 2010 by Permanent Press - eBooks Account. 333 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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And the Soldiers of Rapture, eerily prefiguring the summer and fall of 2011, announce that the world will end at 11:38 a.m. on August 15—a moment that provides a suitably dramatic backdrop for the otherwise muffled climax of Rosen’s hugely ambitious debut thriller.

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Suspicion at first falls on Fenster's former fiancée, a demure antiques dealer, but the trail soon leads Poincaré to a militant Christian millennial group, a Peruvian economics professor on a terrorist watch list, a malevolent mutual-fund executive, a Balkan genocide case decidedly not buried i...

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This means you have to approach this book with a little courage, prepared to wrestle with some chaos theory for dummies on your way to the solution of the murder mystery.

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The murder mystery plot is incredibly complicated with a large number characters participating in several intersecting storylines, and while Poincaré often feels overwhelmed by the case — he has a personal stake in its outcome — it never feels that way to the reader.

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“Henri Poincaré was a man who longed to believe, a man who was moved by mystery and beauty but a man for whom belief was impossible.

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