Secret of the Seventh Son by Glenn Cooper

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Originally published as Secret of the Seventh Son.

Assigned to the high-profile "Doomsday" serial killer case, FBI agent Will Piper is hitting dead end after dead end. The victims seem to have nothing in common: age, background, or even the way they die. All that connects them is a postcard each received in the mail announcing his or her date of death—all sent from Las Vegas, where a brilliant computer scientist leads a double life. Just when agent Piper finds a credible lead, he's removed from the case. Continuing the investigation on his own, he must outwit a ruthless team of covert operatives from Area 51 protecting the government's greatest secret. From a medieval monastery to a cutting-edge government laboratory, Library of the Dead delivers a richly detailed, thought-provoking exploration of fate, predestination, and the choices we make in life.


About Glenn Cooper

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GLENN COOPER is the author of three internationally bestselling novels: Library of the Dead, its sequel, Book of Souls, and The Tenth Chamber. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in archaeology and received his medical degree from Tufts University. After practicing medicine, he was the chairman and CEO of a biotechnology company in Massachusetts. He is also a screenwriter and film producer. Visit him online at
Published June 4, 2013 by HarperCollins e-books. 418 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Pursued by his own agency, as well as a secretive group charged with preserving one of the most important secrets in history, Piper is determined to discover the cause of the deaths of nine people and bring the perpetrator to judgment.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Secret of the Seventh Son

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You will not expect a book to swing so much from a serial killer procedural - albeit a PG certificate, bloodless one - to a hooey religious fantasy, to a chase full of Hollywood cliches, so well (if at all).

Dec 18 2016 | Read Full Review of Secret of the Seventh Son

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