Title: The Hypnotist
Author: M.J. Rose
Publish Date: May 1, 2010
Source: Historical Fiction Virtual Tours
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You like a good thriller.
- You like a little mystery.
- You're into the paranormal.
Synopsis: An FBI agent, tormented by a death he wasn't able to prevent, a crime he's never been able to solve and a love he's never forgotten, discovers that his true conflict resides not in his past, but in a…Past Life.
Haunted by a twenty-year old murder of a beautiful young painter, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work as a Special Agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector who has begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust into a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation—dedicated to the science of past life study—where, in order to maintain his cover, he agrees to submit to the treatment of a hypnotist.
Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to 19th century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of 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: the theft of a 1,500 year old sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
International bestselling author M. J. Rose's The Hynpotist is her most mesmerizing novel yet. An adventure, a love story, a clash of cultures, a spiritual quest, it is above all a thrilling capstone to her unique Reincarnation novels, The Reincarnationist and The Memorist.
My Two Cents:
Lucian Glass, FBI agent, is haunted by a crime he couldn't prevent. He throws himself into a new case as a part of the FBI Art Crime Team that will take him beyond where he ever thought he'd be able to go. (Side note: Who knew that the FBI Art Crime Team existed? How awesome would it be to work on that team? Sign me up now, please!).
Reincarnation is a very interesting concept to me. It's not something that I have really given much thought to before. Rose does a really good job of making this phenomena seem realistic and possible. She definitely made me think a little bit. Rose's writing pulls you right into to this new world where reincarnation really is the order of the day. I'm not usually a thriller reader but this one definitely sucked me in.
The Hypnotist is the third in the Reincarnation trilogy. At first I was a little apprehensive to read this book because I thought I was going to be lost. I really thought that The Hypnotist worked well as a standalone book and while I didn't feel like I was missing anything, I would be interested to go back and read the first two books in the series just to make sure that I wasn't missing anything!
Don't forget to follow the rest of the tour:
Tuesday, November 8th
Book Highlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, November 9th
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, November 10th
Review at Theresa's Reading Corner
Friday, November 11th
Author Guest Post at A Chick Who Reads
Monday, November 14th
Review at Book Den
Wednesday, November 16th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Books Devoured
Thursday, November 17th
Author Guest Post at Book Den
Friday, November 18th
Review at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Tuesday, November 22nd
Review at A Bookish Affair
Wednesday, November 23rd
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Confessions of an Avid Reader
Thursday, November 24th
Review at Books Devoured
Friday, November 25th
Author Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair
Monday, November 28th
Review at Bibliophilic Book Blog
Tuesday, November 29th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Alive on the Shelves
Wednesday, November 30th
Review at The Owl Bookmark Blog
Thursday, December 1st
Review at A Few More Pages
Friday, December 2nd
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Bippity Boppity Book
Monday, December 5th
Author Guest Post at A Few More Pages
Tuesday, December 6th
Review at The True Book Addict
Wednesday, December 7th
Author Interview and Giveaway at The Owl Bookmark Blog
Thursday, December 8th
Review at Bippity Boppity Book
Review at Alive on the Shelves
Friday, December 9th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at The True Book Addict
Monday, December 12th
Review at Reflections of a Bookaholic
Tuesday, December 13thReview at Just One More Paragraph
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