A Will Piper Mystery, No. 2
By Glenn Cooper
into retirement after solving the Doomsday Killer case, former FBI
Special Agent Will Piper is contacted by the 2027 Club to learn
the truth of the missing volume 1527 which has just surfaced at
a British auction. Volume 1527 is the missing volume from the Golden
Library that was discovered buried in the Isle of Wight and is now
held in secrecy by the US government at Area 51 in Nevada. The books
in the library were written centuries ago by scribes and list the
names, births and deaths of everyone throughout time.
groups want the volume: the government who wants to keep everything
to do with the library classified, and a group of former employees
who want the world to know about the library and want to discover
the truth behind the last date listed: 9Feb2027. Will travels to
England, to the Cantwell estate where the volume had surfaced. He
has with him a puzzle sonnet by Shakespeare that was found in the
volume. With the help of the Cantwell granddaughter, Will uncovers
letters from John Calvin and Nostradamus, Their search is filled
with danger and leads to the death of many before Will is able to
find the solution.
is a fast paced religious thriller that presents an intriguing plot.
It is well researched with well-developed characters. There are
three time frames.The first follows the fate of the Abbot of Vectis'
priory after he believes the library is destroyed by fire; the second
follows how the 1527 volume ends up separated from the others, and
the third the present and the attempts to control the volume.
fully understand this book I will recommend reading its prequel
of the Seventh Son" which establishes the background for
this book. This is one of the best books I have read this year.
Once I began reading it I was caught in the story and stayed up
way past my bedtime to finish it.