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"A roiling plot, insightful characters, clear, intelligent writing. What more could you ask for in a novel?" --Steve Berry

Charlie Giles is at the top of his game. An electronics superstar, he's sold his startup to a giant Boston firm, where he's now senior director. He's treated like a VIP everywhere he goes. . .. Until everything in Charlie's neatly ordered world starts to go terrifyingly wrong.

"Hits all the right notes. Terrific stuff." --John T. Lescroart

Charlie's prestigious job and his inventions are wrenched away from him. His family is targeted, and his former employers are dying gruesomely, picked off one by one. Every shred of evidence points to Charlie as a cold-blooded killer. And soon he is unable to tell whether he's succumbed to the pressures of work and become the architect of his own destruction. . .or whether he's the victim of a relentless, diabolical attack. Now he must save his own life--all the while realizing that nothing can be trusted, least of all his own fractured mind. . .

"A high-speed thrill ride, filled with shocks and mind-bending twists." --Tess Gerritsen

"Not just a great thriller debut, but a great thriller, period." --Lee Child
Publisher: New York : Kensington Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780786022670
Branch Call Number: PALM
Characteristics: 373 p. ; 24 cm


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ChristchurchLib Jul 08, 2013

"Charlie Giles is a successful software engineer whose life is falling to pieces around him. First finding notes he doesn't remember writing, then unable to prove the existence of an employee, then fired for something he doesn't think he did, Charlie - who has a schizophrenic brother - is worried that he could actually be losing his mind. But when his former coworkers start dying one by one, he realises he needs more help than a therapist can offer. Delirious was the debut of Daniel Palmer, son of well-known medical thriller writer Michael Palmer; he's followed it up with two more novels, Helpless and Stolen." July 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

Aug 29, 2012

Deeply disappointing. The story begins so well. The plot is similar to 2 novels written earlier, one by Harlan Coben and one by Joseph Finder: but while their stories were plausible and exciting, Palmer's plot and protagonist are illogical and annoying. I stopped reading 1/3 of the way through.

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