Kevin Guilfoile's debut novel, Cast of Shadows, received great acclaim for its page-turning thrills. His new book, The Thousand (Knopf), is even better. Its brilliant protagonist finds herself ensnared in the nefarious doings of a secret society – The Thousand, a group descended from the original disciples of Pythagoras – as she desperately tries to find her father's killer. Like Dan Brown at his best, Guilfoile cleverly combines history, mathematics, philosophy, art, music, and science into one of this season's most riveting rides.
– Chris Avena