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"And at the 7th Day, He rested."–Genesis, 2: 2-3From the recent York occasions bestselling writer of The Genesis Code and The Syndrome, here's a spellbinding new mystery of overseas intrigue, non secular prophecy, state of the art technological know-how, and unrelenting suspense.For Danny Cray, a suffering artist and part-time inner most investigator, the supply is simply too reliable to be precise. A filthy rich, enigmatic attorney, Jude Belzer, wish to continue Danny for a bit harm keep watch over. His consumer, an elusive billionaire named Zerevan Zebet, is the objective of a vicious crusade within the Italian press that threatens to smash his attractiveness. Belzer wishes Danny to determine who's responsible–and he'll pay handsomely.Danny’s purely lead is the meager property of a lately deceased professor of spiritual reviews, a guy so deeply terrified that he buried himself alive within the basement of an remoted farmhouse. Belzer swears that if Danny can get on the overdue professor’s documents, the conspiracy opposed to his personal reclusive patron will resolve. It’s the fitting task, in a manner, and Danny can convinced use the cash. however the extra he probes, the extra obvious it turns into that not anything is what it kind of feels. there's something he isn’t being advised. anything that’s no longer relatively correct. anything darkish, quick, and sinister that’s coming at him from behind.From the robust global of Washington, D.C., to the traditional grandeur of Rome, from the mysteries of Istanbul to the high-stakes drama of Silicon Valley, The 8th Day is a in a timely fashion paced, globe-trotting mystery of electrifying suspense. choked with unforeseen reversals and marvelous twists of plot, this is often John Case’s such a lot gripping novel to date.From the Hardcover variation.

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There were fifteen of them, total, of which he still liked nine or ten. Taken together with what he had in the studio and with the pieces in his own apartment, he might be able to put together twenty works that would be worth showing. Crossing the room to the bank of windows on the far wall, he gazed out across the tops of trees, without really seeing them. In his mind’s eye, he was taking a virtual tour of the Neon Gallery, hanging the show. The gallery consisted of two large rooms, with very high ceilings, and a smaller room on the second floor.

Finally, he said, “Here we go . . October first. High noon—out in Manassas! You want, I can send you a list of what we’ll have—and a map to the site. ” Danny said that it did and gave the man his address. Then he hung up and glanced at his watch. It was almost twelve-thirty—which meant that it was nine-thirty in San Francisco. A good time to call, but . . he was scheduled to work. In fact, he was supposed to be at the gallery from one to five, and the last thing he wanted to be was late. Even if it was only ten minutes, the guy who ran the place—a neurotic Brit named Ian—would sink into a passive-aggressive pout that could last all afternoon.

Yeah . . they might. ” Caleigh risked another bite of bruschetta. Finally, she said, “So, actually . . ” Danny made a helpless gesture. “I’m getting a hundred bucks an hour—which is some kind of somewhere. I mean, when you think of it, the worst thing that could happen is— I solve the case. Right away. ” An hour later, they were back in the apartment, high on each other’s company. “And now, for a truly slammin’ dessert,” Caleigh promised, her blue eyes lighting up as she headed for the bedroom.

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