At the world’s most exclusive law school, there’s a secret society rumored to catapult its members to fame and fortune. Everyone is dying to get in . . .
Jeremy Davis is the rising star of his first-year class. He’s got a plum job with the best professor on campus. He’s caught the eye of a dazzling Rhodes scholar named Daphne. But something dark is stirring behind the ivy. When a mysterious club promises success beyond his wildest dreams, Jeremy uncovers a macabre secret older than the university itself. In a race against time, Jeremy must stop an ancient ritual that will sacrifice the lives of those he loves most and blur the lines between good and evil.
In this extraordinary debut thriller, Danny Tobey offers a fascinating glimpse into the rarefied world of an elite New England school and the unthinkable dangers that lie within its gates. He deftly weaves a tale of primeval secrets and betrayal into an ingenious brain teaser that will keep readers up late into the night.
Packed with enigmatic professors, secret codes, hidden tunnels, and sinister villains, The Faculty Club establishes Danny Tobey as this season’s most thrilling new author.
Tobey's unconvincing debut centers on a Skull and Bones like society at a Yale-like university in New England. High achiever Jeremy Davis, a native of a small Texas town who attended an obscure college, is thrilled that he's starting at "the greatest law school in the world." The very first day of classes, Jeremy's ingenious answer to a tough ethical question so impresses Professor Ernesto Bernini, a former U.S. attorney general, that Bernini asks Jeremy to become his research assistant. When Jeremy overhears Bernini mention him as a possible candidate for "V and D," a club that invites only three law students each year to join, he doesn't hesitate to compromise his morals to become one of the chosen. Jeremy's pursuit of the truth behind V and D later puts his life in danger. Readers will search in vain for any fresh take on the familiar idea of an all-powerful secret Ivy League cabal controlling world events. The revelation of what's really going on is more likely to elicit groans than chills.