Death won't silence them. Revivers. Able to wake the recently dead, and let them bear witness to their own demise. Twelve years after the first reviver came to light, they have become accepted by an uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms across the world. Forensic revival is a routine part of police investigation. In the United States, that responsibility falls to the Forensic Revival Service. Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of their best. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching. Waiting. His superiors tell him it was only in his mind, a product of stress. Jonah is not so certain. Then Daniel Harker, the first journalist to bring revival to public attention, is murdered, and Jonah finds himself getting dragged into the hunt for answers. Working with Harker's daughter Annabel, he's determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Soon they uncover long-hidden truths that call into doubt everything Jonah stands for, and reveal a threat that if not stopped in time, will put all of humanity in danger . . .
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 153 x 234 x 40mm | 675g
- 20 Jun 2013
- Pan MacMillan
- London, United Kingdom
About Seth Patrick
Seth Patrick was born in Northern Ireland. An Oxford mathematics graduate, he works as a programmer in an award-winning games company. He lives in England with his wife and two young children. Reviver is his first novel.
'A brilliant, original and very scary concept - which Seth Patrick carries off with chilling aplomb' Peter James 'A highly original story skilfully told, a thriller that twists and turns all the way to the end' Simon Kernick 'An excellent combination of Afterlife and CSI that'll keep you up late with the lights very definitely on ... Highly recommended' Neal Asher 'A thrilling high-concept book that crosses numerous genres. Chilling and emotional in all the right places', Mark Charan Newton 'Supernatural thrillers don't get much better than British author Patrick's assured debut, the first in a trilogy ... maintains the suspense throughout. (June)' Publishers Weekly 'Another great holiday read. I loved it' Sffworld.com 'Impressive, intelligent and well-crafted...The narrative is well thought out and structured and is almost faultless...Dark, accomplished, exceptional and rare' Milo Rambles blog