"Itís hard to imagine that a novelist could lift such elements from several of the best-known best sellers of recent years and turn them into something original and gripping, but thatís exactly what Mr. Guilfoile has done in The Thousand....(T)he book is jet-fueled by its authorís unerring sense of character and his nimble, fleet-footed prose. Just as he remade the Frankenstein myth in his first novel, Cast of Shadows, so he manages to take a handful of well-trodden concepts here and refashion them into a suspenseful summer read thatís all his own....(T)he real pleasures of reading The Thousand have less to do with the storyís portentously withheld secrets than with Mr. Guilfoileís keenly observed characters, his gritty feel for the city of Chicago and his ability to weave artfully all sorts of philosophical questions ó like the relationship of music and math, and the morality of using scientific knowledge ó into his hectic, bloodstained plot."
"I believe math is hard. I'm confessing this so you'll appreciate how good Kevin Guilfoile's The Thousand must be for me to write that I thoroughly enjoyed this inventive thriller about mathematics and the theories of Pythagoras...The Thousand adds up to a first-rate read."
"Guilfoile has created something truly special in The Thousand, as thrilling as any Hollywood blockbuster, but much more intelligent....The Thousand is amazing. Itís what The Da Vinci Code wants to be when it grows up."
"Anyone who enjoyed (Katherine) Neville's The Eight should most definitely not miss Kevin Guilfoile's The Thousand. It's perfect to lose yourself in."
"Murder, intrigue, conspiracy, sex, music, art, and deep philosophical ideas fill Kevin Guilfoile's exciting new book, The Thousand. It's the first novel that, as soon as I read the last page, I wanted to start on page one all over again."
"Even when I was otherwise occupied, I could not get The Thousand or its characters out of my mind. All I wanted to do was find a well-lit corner and read this riveting work, which is equal parts courtroom thriller, police procedural and antiquity hunt, with a dose of conspiracy and paranoia thrown in for good measure. And when I did, all else ceased to exist."
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