Library of the Dead – Glenn Cooper

Library of the Dead (Will Piper, #1)First off, some information from Goodreads website on the book. Scroll down for my thoughts. Beware: my review  may contain spoilers.

The most shocking secret in the history of mankind is about to be revealed…A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he’s claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified: the victims have nothing in common, defying all profiling, and all that connects them is that each received a sick postcard in the mail before they died – a postcard that announced their date of death. In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to maverick agent Will Piper, once the most accomplished serial killing expert in the bureau’s history, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement. Battling his own demons, Will is soon drawn back into a world he both loves and hates, determined to catch the killer whatever it takes. But his search takes him in a direction he could never have predicted, uncovering a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries. A secret that once lay buried in an underground library beneath an 8th Century monastery, but which has now been unearthed – with deadly consequences. A select few defend the secret of the library with their lives – and as Will closes in on the truth, they are determined to stop him, at any cost…

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A murderer is on the loose on the streets of New York City: nicknamed the Doomsday Killer, he’s claimed six victims in just two weeks, and the city is terrified. Even worse, the police are mystified – the victims have nothing in common, and all that connects them is that each received a postcard in the mail before they died – a postcard that announced their date of death.

In desperation, the FBI assigns the case to special agent Will Piper, once the most accomplished serial killing expert in the bureau, now on a dissolute spiral to retirement.

Battling his own demons, Will is drawn back into a world he both loves and hates, determined to catch the killer whatever it takes and close out his career. But his search takes him in a direction he never would have predicted, uncovering a shocking secret that has been closely guarded for centuries.

A secret that once lay buried in an underground library beneath an eighth-century monastery, but which has now been unearthed – with deadly consequences. A select few will defend the secret with their lives – and as Will closes in on the truth, they are determined to stop him at any cost.

Oh dear, I was disappointed with this book, i was so looking forward to reading it and when I finally got my hands on a copy I sat down eagerly to read it. I managed around 52 % before I finally gave up. I had read many good reports about this book and when I finally for my hands on a copy  I was disappointed.
I have yet to finish it, so far I am on 51%.
I was a little disappointed with the main character, Will Piper is a typical cop, close to retirement with a history of drinking, nothing new here.
The jumping around in the story also got to me and so far (at 51%) there is nothing to unite the various different time zones in the book.
I may yet finish it, as I still am a little curious, but only if I have nothing else to read. (Although to be honest, I probably won´t even pick it up again)

The was not impressed with the way brits were treated, in regards to the drunks on the plane.
This is my first Glenn Cooper book, I have others which I might give a go which I hope are more able to keep my attention.

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