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The Canary Listby Sigmund Brouwer
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Protected by the dark of night, Jaimie Piper runs. But is anywhere safe when Evil is hunting you?
She’s just a twelve year-old girl, bumped around between foster homes and relegated to school classes for challenged kids, those lagging in their test scores or with behavioral issues. But her real problem is that she can sense something the other kids can’t—something dark. Something compelling her to run for her life.
All Crockett Grey wants is to mark the anniversary of his daughter’s death alone.
But when his student Jaimie comes to him, terrified, her need for protection collides with his grief, and a tangled web of bizarre events sends them both spiraling toward destruction.
Crockett’s one hope of getting his life back is to uncover the mysterious secrets of Jaimie’s past and her strange gift. It isn’t long before his discoveries lead him to a darker conspiracy, secrets guarded by the highest seat of power in the world—the Vatican.
"Prolific novelist Brouwer (Broken Angel) sweeps up readers in this fast-paced thriller of demon possession, genetic mutations, and Vatican intrigue. Twelve-year-old Jamie Piper has been bounced around foster homes, tracked by a mysterious but tangible 'evil' that has left her shaking with hate. When Jamie arrives on the doorstep of her teacher Crockett Grey, she draws him into a web of lies that lands him in jail for possession of child pornography. But is Jamie a dangerous preteen psychopath or a pawn in an international power play? Why has her psychiatrist sent her DNA sample to be reviewed for abnormalities? And why is a powerful Roman cardinal tracing the genealogy of women who were burned as witches in the Middle Ages? Setting the story in both Southern California and the hills of Rome, Brouwer's demon fighters battle their ancient foe within modern urban landscapes. Rather than the Christian moral struggle central to some other Brouwer novels, he exploits a less than fresh anti-Vatican theme to the hilt. Nonetheless, his fans will love this breakneck drama, eager to learn exactly who is on 'the canary list' and why. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Sigmund Brouwer is the bestselling author of Broken Angel and nineteen other novels, with close to three million books in print. His work has appeared in Time, The Tennessean, on Good Morning America and other media. Sigmund is married to recording artist Cindy Morgan and has two young daughters.
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