The bestselling author of THE ALIENIST and ANGEL OF DARKNESS puts a very special spin on a mystery thriller set in the near future.
'An extraordinary novel' Observer It is the greatest truth of our age: information is not knowledge.
Manhattan, September 13, 2023. Vera Price's husband has been murdered, and she wants criminal psychologist Dr Gideon Wolfe to investigate. On a disk she gives Gideon is the information that almost certainly cost her husband his life. For America is still in shock after the murder of its President, and the disk suggests the wrong man has been convicted.
The world is drowning in information. And in a sea of unregulated and unverifiable facts, the truth is harder and harder to find. And as Gideon discovers, although there are those who want to put an end to this, their actions have dangerous consequences, not just for him, but for the whole world, for time itself. . .
From the massively bestselling author of THE ALIENIST - soon to be a major TV show - comes the most ambitious thriller of our time.
A convincing and well-written look into an all too plausible future - SFX magazine
Caleb Carr is an American novelist and military historian.
He was born in Manhattan, and for the majority of his life he lived on the Lower East Side of that city, spending his summers and many weekends at his family's home in Cherry Plain, New York. In 2000, he purchased his own property, known as Misery Mountain, in Cherry Plain; and in 2006 he moved there permanently.
He is the author of ten books, several of which, most notably the historical thriller The Alienist, have become international best-sellers and prize-winners, and his work has been translated into over two dozen languages. In 2015, Paramount Television announced that it would create a series based on The Alienist for Turner Network Television (TNT).
He now lives with his Siberian cat, Masha. She is, he says, 'very beautiful and very ferocious.'