The Purification Ceremony

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Diana Jackman, a mother, environmental engineer and expert animal tracker, is on the trail of a vicious serial killer in the snowy wilds of British Columbia. A Los Angeles Times best book of the year. Nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe award. "Superbly written. Uniquely scary." -- London Literary Review

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About Mark T Sullivan

Mark T. Sullivan is the author of seven novels, including Triple Cross on shelves now from St. Martin’s Press, and the international bestsellers The Serpent’s Kiss and The Purification Ceremony.

Mark’s novel Labyrinth was also an international best-seller. A thriller set in the world of endurance cavers, it will soon be a major motion picture from Paramount.

The Fall Line, his debut novel, focused on the world of extreme skiers and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

St. Martin’s will publish Mark’s next tale, THE EIGHTEENTH RULE in 2010.

He is also working on a non-fiction book, NORTH OF MILAN, which reveals the last great untold story of World War II.

Mark has also written extensively for national magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Field & Stream, Sports Afield, Snow Country and Yankee. He worked for 12 years as an investigative reporter for Reuters, States News Service and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Mark was a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa after college. He holds a B.A. in English from Hamilton College and a M.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University. He is fluent in French and Hausa. He holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido. He is an expert skier, outdoorsman and fly fishermen.

Mark lives with his wife and two sons in Montana.

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Review by: Stephen Ward on April 10, 2012 :
Over 30 years ago, I was taught to hunt by an Onondaga Indian, who taught me, much like Star Wars later explained,and then this book explains; that each thing, each deer, each rock, each tree, each squirrel and blue jay; all were connected, and a ripple effect occurs when one is moved or enters an environment; and that to hunt well, you LISTENED to everything and trusted your senses, and that the greatest noise was silence, for typically in that silence, was an animal that had made its presence be known. This philosophy was later proved to me when a large buck and I "connected" in the silence, a standoff occurred as I had tuned into him, and he knew it likewise. BELIEVE in the teachings this book relates; we as humans, can indeed use more of our sensory perception than we typically give ourself credit for. A great book, especially if you believe in your senses.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: david sevilla on May 29, 2011 : (no rating)
At the beginning it was a bit slow and it took me a while to get hooked, but once I was, I finished it almost right away (as time allowed). It was a very exciting last 100 pages or so. I would recommend it, but you may need to be a bit patient.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Rick on Sep. 6, 2010 :
I read this book twice; once for the pure adreneline rush, and the second time for the details of the wilderness that I wanted to experience again. It is a perfect book for those evenings when the wind sings in the pines and your fire is burning low.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Jeanne Bakelar on Feb. 21, 2010 :
Couldn't read fast enough. This was an engaging read. I loved this book along with one of his other books Triple Cross. A fantastic writer. Can't wait to read his next book.
(reviewed 46 days after purchase)
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