PaperBackers: Thrill of the Chase

The chase scenes are electrifying, and so are the discoveries. If you need an adrenaline high, The Forgotten Room deserves a read.

Written by Pallavi Pundir | Updated: March 19, 2016 12:58:02 am
book-759s Former readers will be familiar with Professor Jeremy Logan, the academic known for his adventures in The Third Gate and Deep Storm.

Book: The Forgotten Room

Author: Lincoln Child

Publisher: Corsair

Pages: 290

Price: Rs 399

American author Lincoln Child, known for his techno-thrillers and horror novels, swoops with ease into his latest, The Forgotten Room. Former readers will be familiar with Professor Jeremy Logan, the academic known for his adventures in The Third Gate and Deep Storm.

The director of Lux, a respectable thinktank, puts in front of Logan a curious case — one of the most distinguished doctors, Williard Strachey, has violently attacked his assistant and later killed himself. The organisation is keen on keeping the incident low, and Logan is assigned to find out what ailed Strachey before his self-inflicted end. In the process, Logan discovers a secret experiment called Project X, and a network of people and incidents associated with Strachey. Soon enough, he realises he has put himself in harm’s way.

Child’s narrative is loaded with the nitty-gritty of the scientific world, which might throw one off in a tizzy. But he keeps it clean and precise. In the manner of pacy thrillers (think Dan Brown and his muse, Robert Langdon), Child’s book brings to life a nimble story that bends with every twist and turn. The chase scenes are electrifying, and so are the discoveries. If you need an adrenaline high, The Forgotten Room deserves a read.

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