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The Resource Personal demons, by Gregory Lamberson

Personal demons, by Gregory Lamberson

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Personal demons
Title
Personal demons
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by Gregory Lamberson
Title variation
Jake Hellman files
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Language
eng
Summary
Jake Helman, an elite member of the New York Special Homicide Task Force, faces what every cop dreads -- an elusive serial killer. While investigating a series of bloodletting sacrifice rituals executed by an ominous perpetrator known as the Cipher, Jake refuses to submit to a drug test and resigns from the police department. While battling a cocaine addiction, Jake starts a high-pressure position as the director of security at Tower International, a controversial genetic-engineering company. Beneath the polished exterior of the corporate identity and the CEO -- who has a reputation as the frontiersman on the cutting edge of science -- is a deranged mind. As Jake delves deeper into this frightening laboratory, he discovers much more than unethical practices performed in the name of human progress. Sequestered in rooms veiled in secrecy is the worst crime the world will ever see -- the theft of the human soul. Horrifying and gruesome, this is a gripping, suspense-filled novel that offers intense arguments about science, ethics, and human life
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Lamberson, whose 2008 novel Johnny Gruesome was an out-and-out horror story, here blends the horror and mystery genres in a very evocative way. Jake Helman is a New York City homicide cop. While investigating the last murder committed by the enigmatic serial killer known as the Cipher, Jake quits the force (well, he doesn’t really have a choice) and signs on as the security director of Tower International, a genetic-engineering company that controversially dabbles in cutting-edge research. Soon Jake discovers, in a particularly gruesome fashion (naturally), that the Cipher and Tower International are somehow mixed up together, and that the company’s cutting-edge research involves some very frightening, even supernatural, elements. This is a highly imaginative novel, loaded with atmosphere and in-your-face imagery. Jake is a solid lead, an ex-cop dealing with demons both psychological and existential, and he undergoes a journey here that is terrifying, emotionally traumatic, and oddly uplifting. Very nicely done. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 09-15-2009) (Booklist, vol 106, number 2, p34)
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332654
Cataloging source
UKM
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1964-
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Lamberson, Gregory
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Jake Helman files
Series volume
0001
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  • Police
  • Police
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Genetic engineering industry
  • Genetic engineering industry
  • Police
  • Police
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Suspense fiction
  • New York (State)
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Personal demons, by Gregory Lamberson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783719
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9781605420721
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605420721
  • (OCoLC)318427207
Label
Personal demons, by Gregory Lamberson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
783719
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
377 pages
Isbn
9781605420721
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605420721
  • (OCoLC)318427207

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