NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Another page-turning installment in the Jeremy Logan series: A long-lost experiment of unknown intent ... a hidden room in a vast seaside estate ... an investigator marked for danger ...
On a sprawling estate on the coast of Rhode Island, at the nation’s oldest and most prestigious think tank, an unfathomable tragedy takes place. No one knows what to make of the disturbing evidence left behind. Then reports begin to surface of increasingly bizarre behavior among the organization’s distinguished scientists.
Called upon to investigate these strange happenings, history professor and analyst of inexplicable phenomena Jeremy Logan comes across an ingeniously concealed room in a long-dormant wing of the mansion. What he discovers within may provide answers—and, in the process, unleash a new wave of catastrophe.
In bestseller Child's chilling sequel to 2012's The Third Gate, Gregory Olafson, the director of Lux, "the nation's oldest and most prestigious policy institute," summons "enigmalogist" Jeremy Logan to the group's headquarters, a mansion in Newport, R.I. Ten years earlier, Logan was expelled from Lux for his unconventional methods, but now Olafson needs his help on a case: computer scientist Willard Strachey inexplicably attacked his assistant before committing suicide in a particularly gruesome way. In a recording of Strachey's last words, he complains about voices that "taste like poison." Logan suspects that Strachey's behavior may be connected to his overseeing renovation work on an abandoned wing of the mansion. The paranormal investigator subsequently discovers a hidden room containing some odd equipment. Near the fireplace is a burned scrap of paper bearing the words Project Sin; the sound of disturbing music adds to the room's eeriness. Child makes the most of the creepy setting, his unusual lead character, and an intricate plot.
I won't say that this is a favorite of the books I've read this year, but it was well-written, had a good story-line, etc.
Worth binge reading!
Couldn't put the book down, great mix of suspense, science and paranormal. Binge read the book in three days!
The Forgotten Room
Typical excellent Lincoln Child. A well told interesting and exciting tale.