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Orphan Jim Stevens hopes to discover clues to his origins when he inherits the fortune and estate of a Nobel Prize-winning genetic researcher, but he may receive another surprise from the scientist when his wife gives birth.

McMillan Palgrave

When an ancient artifact dissolves in the hands of a man calling himself Mr. Veilleur, he knows something has gone wrong…terribly, cosmically wrong.

Dr. Roderick Hanley, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, dies in a plane crash. His last words: "The boy! They'll find out about the boy! He'll find out about himself!" When Jim Stevens, an orphan and struggling writer, learns that he is the sole heir to the Hanley estate, he is sure he has at last found his biological father. But he's only half right. The true nature of his inheritance—and the truth about his conception—will crush him.

In New York City a group of Charismatics has been drawn together—without invitation, simply showing up at a Murray Hill brownstone—with a sense of great purpose. Satan is coming, and they have been chosen to fight him.

Mr. Veilleur too has been drawn to the group, but he realizes it's not Satan who is coming. Satan would be a suitable au pair compared to the ancient evil that is in the process of being Reborn.

Tor is reissuing the third title in the Adversary Cycle, The Touch, in July 2009.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
Edition: First Tor edition
ISBN: 9780765321657
Branch Call Number: FICTION WILSO...F
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."


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Aug 25, 2012

This book felt slow, hard to get through, the plot seemed aimless and when I finished it, it gave me the impression the only reason the book was written was to serve as a launching pad for something else. By itself, I found the book mediocre


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