Matthew Pearl’s upcoming novel, The Technologists, is a stunning historical thriller based on the early days of America’s great institution of learning, MIT—and a depraved killer teaching Boston to fear its own shadow. In this original eBook short story, Pearl delves further into the turbulent world of nineteenth-century academia to re-create a shocking, real-life, and all-but-forgotten crime.
William Barton Rogers will one day become MIT’s founder and president. But in 1840 he is still a science professor at the University of Virginia. A tall and commanding intellectual, he epitomizes the strong and liberal ways of “Mr. Jefferson’s University,” a controversial experiment in progressive thought and laissez-faire governance. Then a startling event rocks the school to its foundation. Riots led by masked “volunteers” have begun roiling the campus, exploiting its attitude toward discipline. When one of his colleagues is brutally slain during the unrest, Rogers must become a man of both words and deeds to capture the killer—and keep an essential institution from collapsing around him.
Includes a preview of Matthew Pearl’s forthcoming novel, The Technologists, which Joseph Finder calls “the best yet from a true master of the historical thriller.”
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|Title of Suspense & Thrillers eBook: The Professor's Assassin (Short Story)|
|Release Date: 12-05-2011|
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|Publisher: Random House Publishing Group|
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Title: The Professor's Assassin (Short Story) February 16, 2012 I think fans of historical mystery would "probably" like this. I was out of my comfort zone reading this but I did finish it. I found the writing to be very staid and proper and didn't feel genuinely like something men of that time would say. I also thought the "hero" of the story was a bit too mousy to be considered the lead character. It wasn't a bad book, just not to my own personal tastes.
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Stilted writing, too formal.
Reviewer: A reader from USA
February 16, 2012
I think fans of historical mystery would "probably" like this. I was out of my comfort zone reading this but I did finish it. I found the writing to be very staid and proper and didn't feel genuinely like something men of that time would say. I also thought the "hero" of the story was a bit too mousy to be considered the lead character. It wasn't a bad book, just not to my own personal tastes.
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