Holiday Gift Guide
Authors & Events
Gifts & Deals
Oct 29, 2002
| ISBN 9780345433107
*This format is not eligible to earn points towards the Reader Rewards program
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307417428
Also available from:
Oct 29, 2002 | ISBN 9780345433107
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307417428
“A GLASS-SHATTERING, DIESEL-FUELED, HARD-CHARGING THRILL RIDE OF A READ . . . [John Case is] a confident master working at peak performance.”–LORENZO CARCATERRA Author of Street Boys and SleepersDr. Jeff Duran suffers from severe panic attacks whenever he ventures outside his home office. And he is inexplicably haunted by mysterious memories. Then, after a troubled patient commits suicide–and her half sister, Adrienne Cope, blames Duran–his life spirals out of control. Suddenly targeted by unknown assassins, he and Adrienne must run for their very lives. Forced to trust each other, they must now work together to unlock the reason why one or both of them is marked for death. For beneath the intrigue lies a dark conspiracy that stretches halfway around the world–and a sinister plot that could change the course of history.
A promising research fellow for a venerable think tank in Zurich has just filed his last report, as he is forced into a grisly experiment. . . . A seductive young woman travels to Florida and, from her hotel room window, coolly sharpshoots an old man in a wheelchair as he basks in the late afternoon sun. . . . A psychologist who helps patients confront and dispel past trauma through hypnosis battles his own silent demons. . . . In The Syndrome, John Case combines these intriguing elements into a pulse-pounding, mind-twisting new thriller.Dr. Jeff Duran suffers from severe panic attacks when he ventures too far outside his home office. At times, he remembers phrases of a foreign language he has never learned. And there are curious memories he cannot explain of distinct smells, music, the spray of ocean sailing. But no sooner do these senses and images begin to surface than they disappear.Then, after a patient commits suicide, Duran’s life spirals out of control. The victim’s half-sister, Adrienne Cope, blames Duran for filling her sister’s head with "recovered" memories of horrific childhood abuse. But Adrienne soon discovers some shocking facts about him–facts that even he is unaware of.The stakes are raised when unknown assassins burst into Duran’s office and bloodshed ensues. But who is their target: Adrienne or Duran? Running for their very lives, forced to trust each other, they must now work together to unlock the reason why one or both of them is marked for death. For beneath the intrigue lies a dark conspiracy that stretches halfway around the world– and a sinister plot that could change the course of history.A relentlessly paced thriller in which nothing is what it seems, no one can be trusted, and nothing is secure–especially one’s own memories. The Syndrome is a chillingly, brilliantly conceived novel from a proven master of suspense.
John Case is the pseudonym of an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Genesis Code and The First Horseman, as well as two nonfiction books about the U.S. intelligence community. He lives in Afton, Virginia.
“A TOP-NOTCH YARN . . . THE ALWAYS-INTRIGUING JOHN CASE IS BACK. . . . Filled with fascinating details on the research and history of behavior control, The Syndrome delivers the thrills.”–Chicago Tribune“PERFECT . . . THIS BOOK HAS HOLLYWOOD MEGAMOVIE WRITTEN ALL OVER IT. . . . A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING THRILLER.”–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch