The Last Good Man - A. J. Kazinski
In Beijing, a monk collapses in his chamber , dead.
mark—a tattoo? a burn?—spreads across his back and down his spine. In
Mumbai, a beloved economist dies suddenly. The same symbol appears.
Similar deaths are reported around the world—the victims all
humanitarians, all with the same death mark. In Venice, a rogue Italian
policeman links the deaths, tracing the evidence. Who is killing good
people around the world?
In Copenhagen, the Interpol alert lands
on the desk of veteran detective Niels Bentzon: Find the “good people”
of Denmark and warn them. But Bentzon is a man who is trained to see the
worst in humanity, not the good.
Just as Bentzon is ready to
give up, he meets Hannah Lund, a brilliant astrophysicist mourning the
death of her son. With Hannah’s help, Bentzon begins to piece together
the puzzle of these far-flung deaths. A pattern emerges—a perfectly
executed plan of murder. There have been thirty-four deaths—two more to
come if the legend is true. According to the pattern, Bentzon and Hannah
can predict the time and place of the final two murders. The deaths
will occur in Venice and Copenhagen. And the time is now.
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (March 12, 2013)
MY THOUGHTS: This book is based on the Jewish belief of the thirty six righteous but unenlightened people who prevent the end of the world. The mysteries of science and religion collide and slide together in perfect interlocking segments. Niels is hunting down someone to help him figure out these murders. Hannah works out a system based on science. Niels, Hannah and Tomaso are the only 3 people who believe this. They are trying to find a murderer who is traveling around the world killing all the good people. Hannah is the one that finds the connection between them all. This book was very compelling, I couldn't put it down. I wanted to find out what the connection was and who was killing these people. I was totally surprised by the ending of the book. I did not see that coming. Awesome book!
This is for my European Reading Challenge hosted over at Rose City Reader. This is my book for Denmark.
This is also Number 2 on my list for the Full House Reading Challenge.