Perfect Killer

Perfect Killer

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When a prominent Mississippi civil rights attorney asks renowned neurosurgeon Bradford Stone to help her save the life of a white racist condemned to death for the cold case murder of a black man, he has no idea that he is about to be dragged through a deadly past he thought he had escaped once and for all. Stone, the disinherited scion of a powerful Delta Planter family, has no premonition that he is about live through the hellish proof of William Faulkner's axiom that, "The past isn't over; it's not even past." Set mostly in Mississippi - primarily the Delta region where the real-life gothic exceeds the most outlandish Flannery O'Connor story - "Perfect Killer" tells the story of a future, which can never break free of the past. The mystery is centred in the Mississippi Delta in a top-secret military project begun decades ago in a facility once housing german POWs. The program, Project Enduring Valor, is designed to create the ultimate human killing machine. For over seventy years, has sought the Holy Grail of combat medicine: a chemical compound that would turn ordinary soldiers into weapons of mass destruction, the Perfect Killers.
Now, after decades of covert trial and error which have resulted in troubling side effects such as the My Lai massacre, Enduring Valor is ready to be implemented on a massive scale - despite a few troubling side-effects. Before he knows it, Stone himself in the sights of the Project's director, a retired general and war hero turned presidential candidate. To get back his life, and expose the truth, Stone must struggle with the South's racist legacy, the demons of his past and penetrate the very heart of the lethal conspiracy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 38.1mm | 644.1g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765301105
  • 9780765301109

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"Packed with action and controversy, Perfect Killer is that rarity among thrillers-it sets your pulse racing while it makes you think."--David Morrell, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Brotherhood of the Rose" on "Perfect Killer""Brilliance that only Perdue could master."--Mark Burnett, creator of the television series "Survivor on Perfect Killer""Fast as a hollow-point bullet, Perfect Killer by Lewis Perdue explodes across decades and continents in a titanic and memorable adventure story. From national politics to war, quantum physics to racism, Perdue peels back the complex layers of today's world with scalpel-like surety."--Gayle Lynds, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Coil on Perfect Killer""A smart, entertaining, and fast-paced thriller."--Lisa See, author of "Dragon Bones on Perfect Killer""Perdue has written a book that deserves wide attention, not only for its literary excellence, but for the important ethical questions it raises for today's soldier. The book well deserves to be in the running for one of the best books of the year."--Richard A. Gabriel, author of "No More Heroes: Madness and Psychiatry in War on Perfect Killer""Once again Perdue comes through again with a credible plot that makes us wonder whether this is a thriller or a documentary."--Craig Dirgo, author of "The Einstein Papers on Perfect Killer"
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About Lewis Perdue

LEWIS PERDUE is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Daughter of God" and "The Da Vinci Legacy." He lives in Sonoma, California.
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62 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 13% (8)
4 18% (11)
3 52% (32)
2 11% (7)
1 6% (4)
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