Synopses & Reviews
The ancient holy texts are missing. The death of the world approaches.
Six extraordinary men have shared one vision of a black tower and a river of blood. Somewhere in the desert wastelands of America, the ultimate battle will be waged. The greatest experiment in evil since the beginning of time is under way, with all humanity its designated sacrifice.
The future is in the hands of the Six.
"In the first book of this clever series, The List of 7, Arthur Conan Doyle met the enigmatic Jack Sparks, a secret agent of sorts who inspired him to create the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Now, 10 years after his presumed death, a greatly changed Sparks reappears just in time to save Doyle from assassins during a steamship crossing of the Atlantic. Bound for America on a celebrity author tour, Doyle has accidentally become involved in a terrifying scheme, which centers around the theft of great holy books from all over the world and the birth of an unspeakable menace in the Arizona desert. Several others are drawn to a new city outside Phoenix, where an old enemy awaits: Eileen Temple, Doyle's lover from the first book; as do an embittered Native American woman, a Chinese assassin, and a gentle and inquisitive rabbi. Several historical figures, too, make cameo appearances; a chance meeting with Teddy Roosevelt is pure delight, and a visit with Thomas Edison reveals an important plot point. Holmes devotees will be delighted by the way Frost alludes to familiar tales from the Sherlockian canon, and all readers should appreciate the wry contemporary touches that spice up this classical-style, slam-bang adventure." Publisher's Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Overall...this eerie thriller is entertaining, gripping, and sure to win him new fans, especially those who like their thrillers tinged with the occult." Booklist
The co-creator of Twin Peaks offers a mesmerizing sequel to his bestselling The List of 7. As Arthur Conan Doyle tours the United States celebrating his popular creation, Sherlock Holmes, he is chosen by a group of six strangers to lead them to the source of their vision--a black tower rising out of the desert, a river of blood, and a sinister power.
About the Author
Mark Frost was the co-creator and executive producer of the cult classic television series, Twin Peaks, and is the author of several books including the bestseller, The Greatest Game Ever Played. He attended school in Pittsburgh, where he studied acting, directing, and playwriting before leaving to begin his impressive career in television, film, and literature. He received a Writer's Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues. He lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York.