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A series of
mysterious deaths in the Papyrus Bookstore brings literature-loving
police inspector Dejan Lukic to investigate. Here he meets the
attractive owner, Vera Gavrilovic, and learns that the only thing the
victims have in common is that in the moments before their deaths they
were reading an elusive and unidentified volume- the Last Book. As the
plot thickens and the seemingly causeless deaths multiply, the National
Security Agency, a secret apocalyptic sect and an exotic teashop become
involved, while Dejan and Vera's growing attachment is threatened by
nightmares and ever-encroaching danger. Is a literary madman on the
loose, murdering readers according to the method laid down in The Name
of the Rose? In a final race against time, Inspector Lukic must discover
the secret of the Last Book and the reason why he feels as though he has
already read everything that is happening to him in a novel. The
extraordinary denouement reveals hidden truths about the clash of
realities and the awesome power of the creative imagination.
Published in Croatia by Izvori, 2008, and in the UK by PS Publishing, 2008.
To be published in Germany by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2008.