Nerve Damage
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Publication Year: 2007
ASIN: B000OI0F4O

Renowned sculptor Roy Valois receives the worst news since learning of his adored wife Delia's death in South America fifteen years ago. His doctor tells him he's dying—and a morbid curiosity about how he'll be remembered inspires Roy, with the help of a local computer geek, to hack into a newspaper's system to read his prewritten obituary. But the death notice includes a small discrepancy about his late wife—and by calling the mistake to the attention of the surprised obit writer, Roy has inadvertently sealed an innocent man's doom.

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Renowned sculptor Roy Valois receives the worst news since learning of his adored wife Delia’s death in South America fifteen years ago. His doctor tells him he’s dying—and a morbid curiosity about how he’ll be remembered inspires Roy, with the help of a local computer geek, to hack into a newspaper’s system to read his prewritten obituary. But the death notice includes a small discrepancy about his late wife—and by calling the mistake to the attention of the surprised obit writer, Roy has inadvertently sealed an innocent man’s doom.

Suddenly Roy has a mission: to uncover the truth about the woman he can’t stop loving—secrets guarded by powerful forces who believe murder is an acceptable price for keeping them buried. With his disease-ravaged body’s final betrayal rapidly approaching, Roy must somehow stay alive long enough to find the answers: Who was Delia? How did she die? Why did she die?

Did she die?

Selected Reviews

A Book Sense Notable Choice

“From the reliably marvelous Peter Abrahams comes Nerve Damage, another top-drawer psychological thriller.”
– Jennifer Reese, Entertainment Weekly

“The care with which Abrahams brings his characters to life sets him apart from most thriller writers working today.”
– The New Yorker

“gripping … the action and suspense are first rate.”
– Publishers Weekly

“…gripping, captivating, and so well written.”
– Library Journal

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