Powerhouse thriller writer MJ Rose was awarded a Publishers Weekly starred review on her latest work - The Hypnotist. Both The Reincarnationist and The Memorist received starred reviews preceded The Hypnotist placing MJ Rose in the rare and prestigious category of having 3 books in a row receiving the PW Star,
(Mira Books, May 1, 2010), the third in the Reincarnationist series by international
bestselling author M.J. Rose, is a haunting love story, a clash of cultures and
a spiritual quest for the ancient memory tools that hold the secrets to past
lives. Set in the world of art, archeology and intrigue, the book is above all
a capstone to Rose’s unique and critically acclaimed novels, The Reincarnationist and The Memorist. This thrilling tale also raises the
controversial question of who really owns art – a museum or country of origin.
Among the cast of mesmerizing characters in THE HYPNOTIST
is Lucian Glass, a highly rational and logical FBI agent who is transported
through hypnosis to strange worlds of his own past lives. The character Dr. Malachai Samuels is back as
the director of the Phoenix Foundation, an organization dedicated to the study
of past lives, and is desperately seeking ancient memory tools so precious he
would kill to possess them.
Haunted by the murder of his lover – a beautiful young painter – Glass keeps his dark memories at bay by
focusing on his work with the FBI’s Art Crime Team. Currently investigating a
crazed art collector destroying priceless masterpieces, Glass becomes involved
in a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix
Foundation. Under hypnosis he travels back and forth to past lives in ancient Greece and nineteenth-century Persia, while the case takes him to New York, Paris
and the movie capital of the world. These combined journeys will shatter his
understanding of reality, force him to question his sanity and lead him into
the center of an intricate plan to break into the Metropolitan Museum of Art
and steal Hypnos, the 1,500-year-old sculpture of the Greek God of sleep, said
to hold a secret that many would literally kill to uncover.