Disciple of the Dog
by R. Scott Bakker
Cover Artist: Photo: Alessandro Rizzi / Getty Images
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
Forge Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765321909
Date: 23 November 2010 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer Bonjour, a member of a religious cult, the Framers, has disappeared. Hired by her parents to locate her, PI Disciple Manning travels to the small, industrially defunct town of Ruddick, Pennsylvania. He befriends Molly Modano, a budding reporter for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Together, they canvass the town, questioning the citizens about Jennifer's disappearance. The Framers, they learn, believe the world will soon end. Scarier still, they stumble upon the white supremacist Church of the Third Resurrection, which believes Jesus Christ already came once in the form of Adolph Hitler. After citizens begin discovering dismembered body parts, Disciple and Molly find themselves in grave danger. From official release/information:
Product Description: A crime thriller from an acclaimed master of speculative fiction.
No matter how hard he drinks, gambles, or womanizes, Disciple Manning simply cannot forget: not a word spoken, not an image glimpsed, not a pain suffered. Disciple Manning has total recall. Whatever he hears, he can remember with 100% accuracy. He can play it back in his head for an infinite number of times without a single change. This ability makes him a dangerously unorthodox private investigator.
When a New Jersey couple hires Manning to find their daughter, who joined a religious cult before vanishing in a small rust-belt town called Ruddick, he finds himself embroiled in a mystery that will pit his unnatural ability to remember against his desperate desire to forget.
(Source: Forge Books)