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"No question, THE MENTOR is a powerful thriller -- but it's also funny."- Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author
Dexter dies in six minutes if he doesn't escape the cargo van at the bottom of a quarry lake. He knows this because the stranger who busted into his apartment said so.
This is NOT the best time he's ever had in a van.
What he doesn't know is that this is only the beginning. More
"No question, The Mentor is a powerful thriller -- but it's also funny. And it'll make you turn pages. What else do you need? Try something new for once."
-- Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author
The Mentor (An Excerpt)
As if he held the reins of both the darkness and light in his gloved hands, something flashed in front of his belly.
My body started to hum with electricity--this time, I wasn't going down without a fight.
I looked around the room for a weapon. In the dim light, I saw Laura's "Pocket Rocket" vibrator poking through the folds of the blanket. But, I'd certainly never get close enough to him to use it and would need at least two or three minutes, if experience were any guide, before it had any sort of brief, debilitating effect.
Slowly peeling off the covers, my trembling hands turned to fists.
"No, no," he said. "This would be easier for both of us if you didn't move."
With a quick flex of his arm, he hit me with the golf club he'd been twirling between his fingers. Knocked me out.
When I woke up, hours later... I was far from my messy bedroom.
And, in a far worse predicament than I could have ever imagined.
The Mentor (Description)
Once a brilliant student, Dexter is now thirty and living a simple, beer-soaked life.
Then, The Mentor showed up. It's no longer simple, markedly less beer-soaked, and if he doesn't unravel the mystery of why The Mentor chose Dex for his bizarre "tests," that life will be over very, very soon.
Nine years ago, Dexter blamed himself for the car crash that killed his young sister, sending him into a downward spiral that ended a brilliant academic career. He simply gave up-- a wrung-out, drunken soul wandering amongst the living.
But had it been an accident?
Now, those responsible for the events that lead to the crash nine years earlier are back to finish what they started.
With no help from the cops-- they're eye-balling him as a potential troublemaker-- Dex must find a way to reawaken that one-time brilliant kid.
But that kid's now about a decade older, forty pounds fatter, and half-drunk. The only "help" he's got comes from his best friend, Pavan-- a young stoner who believes Jay Leno collects souls through late night television.
This won't be easy.