An FBI agent, tormented by a death he wasn't able to prevent, a crime he's never been able to solve and a love he's never forgotten, discovers that his true conflict resides not in his past, but in a…Past Life.
Chills. Welcome to THE HYPNOTIST, “the very definition of thriller,” now out in paperback, by the famed M.J. Rose. I’ve long been a fan of her exquisitely written, tightly plotted suspense novels—and her incredibly interesting history.
The international bestselling author of 11 novels, M.J. Rose self-published her first novel back in 1998—and Lip Service became the first self-published and first e-book to be chosen by the Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Club and the first e-book to go on to be published by a mainstream publishing house. The founding member and board member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors: AuthorBuzz.com, M.J. Rose also runs two popular blogs; Buzz, Balls & Hype and Backstory.
To celebrate the paperback edition of THE HYPNOTIST, M.J. Rose is visiting the blog today to talk about the novel—and reveal some surprises:
Q: Tell us about THE HYPNOTIST:
A: An adventure, a love story, a clash of cultures, a spiritual quest. Haunted by a twenty-year old murder of a beautiful young painter, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work as a Special Agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a crazed art collector who has begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust into a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation—dedicated to the science of past life study—where, in order to maintain his cover, he agrees to submit to the treatment of a hypnotist.
Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to 19th century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of world. These journeys will change his very understanding of reality, lead him to question his own sanity and land him at the center of perhaps the most audacious art heist in history: the theft of a 1,500 year old sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Q: What do you think readers will relate to most about your book?
A: The yearning to understand the mysteries that we see all the time but can't prove - the undeniable but elusive magic of deja va and feeling we know someone we've only just met.
Q: What would everyone be surprised to know about you?
A: I was left back in 7th grade and am very dyslexic.
What are others saying about THE HYPNOTIST?
"THE HYPNOTIST is the very definition of thriller: threats modern and ancient, winding around one of the world's great museums, with a cast of compelling individuals who move through gloriously exotic settings. M. J. Rose tells a story built on the idea that saving love is indistinguishable from saving the world." -Laurie R. King, New York Times bestselling author
"Riveting! MJ Rose is at the top of her game in this fast paced, literate and stylish tale set in the international world of art, archaeology and intrigue. THE HYPNOTIST is, dare I say, mesmerizing," -Jeffrey Deaver, New York Times bestselling author
And Publishers Weekly magazine gave it a starred review and called it a “Stunning page-turner.”
Thanks to M.J. Rose for visiting the blog! For more info about MJ and a wealth of information about the book and The Reincarnationist series, visit MJ Rose’s website: http://mjrose.com/content/books.asp
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Thanks for visiting, M.J.!