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Short Synopsis
Kevin Guilfoile's riveting follow-up to Cast of Shadows centers on an extraordinary young woman's race to find her father's killer and to free herself from the crossfire of a centuries-old, clandestine civil war in which she has unknowingly become ensnared.

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In 500 BC, a mysterious ship appeared off the coast of what is now Italy. A man disembarked to address the frightened crowd along the shore. He called himself Pythagoras, and when he was done speaking, a thousand men and women abandoned their lives to follow him; his disciples would influence western philosophy, science, and mathematics for all time.

Chicago, the present. Solomon Gold has tapped into valuable and dangerous secrets while composing his magnum opus: the Gold Completion of Mozart's infamous unfinished requiem. After he is murdered, his brilliant daughter—a girl whose uncanny mental gifts have left her both powerful and troubled—finds herself racing to understand his composition, his murder, and, as violence erupts all around her, a fractured, ancient cult descended from the original disciples of Pythagoras.

The Thousand is ringing confirmation of Kevin Guilfoile's enormous talent.

"Guilfoile...has the sleight-of-hand skills and showmanship of a Vegas magician, juggling several intersecting plot lines at the same time, cutting back and forth among them to build tension and a sense of impending danger." ---The New York Times

"Kevin Guilfoile's riveting new novel defies pigeon-holing. Part thriller, part dystopic science fiction.... You'll stay up all night until the pieces fall into place." ---Sara Paretsky, New York Times bestselling author of Hardball

"Superb.... A provocative, relentless, labyrinth of a story. It's a rare treat---a book to savor, contemplate, and admire." ---Stephen White, New York Times bestselling author of The Siege

The Thousand

A Novel

Author Kevin Guilfoile

Narrated by Scott Brick

Publication date Aug 24, 2010

Running time 15 hrs

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