Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Asylum Prophecies by Daniel Keyes

About the book: Raven began the day in an asylum, a disturbed young woman with multiple personalities recovering from another suicide attempt. But now she holds a secret that could save thousands of innocent lives. Buried deep in her splintered subconscious are details of an impending terrorist attack against the United States—details that her kidnappers cannot let her reveal. As Raven summons all her strength to fight her captors, an American agent races across the globe to rescue her and find the key that will unlock her trapped memories before it’s too late.
Quotes from the book: 1. On Monday morning, outside the courtroom, Dugan watched Raven huddle with Dr. Kyle in the corridor. No telling how she would react if the judge ordered her rendered back to Greece for aggressive interrogation. He felt sorry for her. Not her fault she'd been kidnapped. Not her fault she'd been brainwashed. In the courtroom, her face changed expressions frequently. Focused. Distant. Angry. Confused. Still, mentally ill or not, her mind held the keys to cataclysmic prophecies.
2. As Fatima stood, the crescent necklace slipped out from between bold breasts.
My Thoughts: The prophecies of the title were not, in fact, prophecies. They were instructions, written in Nostradamus type quatrains, for a terrorist attack on America. Raven, with her MPD and other types of mental illnesses, had read and remembered these quatrains. Everyone, bad guys and good guys were after her to torture (good guys - torture = aggressive interrogation) the info out of her. Yikes. You don't find out till the very end why she is so mentally unstable.
This was a fairly exciting book, though it did drag some and I did skim some. It is scary that these organizations actually exist.

Mass Market Paperback: 371 pages
Publisher: Leisure Books (September 29, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0843962712
ISBN-13: 978-0843962710

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