The Boy Who Saw

A Solomon Creed Novel

by Simon Toyne

On Sale: 07/04/2017

The Boy Who Saw

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The Boy Who Saw

A Solomon Creed Novel

by Simon Toyne

On Sale: 07/04/2017


About the Book

Solomon Creed, the enigmatic hero introduced in The Searcher, must stop a killer tied to a conspiracy stretching back over generations to the dying days of World War II.

Solomon Creed has no recollection of who he is, or where he comes from. The only solid clue to his identity is a label stitched in his jacket that reads: "This suit was made to treasure for Mr. Solomon Creed."

The jacket fits perfectly, and so does the name, but there is a second name on the label, the name of the tailor who made the suit and an address in southern France. Solomon heads to France in search of this man, hoping to discover more about who he is. But instead of answers he finds a bloody corpse, the Star of David carved into his chest and the words "Finishing what was begun" daubed in blood on the wall.

When the police discover Solomon at the crime scene they suspect he is the murderer and lock him up. Solomon must escape to clear his name and solve the mystery of why the last remaining survivors of a notorious Nazi death camp are being hunted down and murdered. Only by saving these survivors from evil can Solomon hope to piece together the truth about a decades-old conspiracy as well as discover the key to his own identity.

Critical Praise

Praise for The Boy Who Saw: “Brains beat brawn in this engrossing yarn, and a mind without a memory makes Toyne’s hero a hard character to—well, to forget.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A twisty story line [and] engaging characters.... Readers will love the action and look forward to the next Creed.” — Booklist

“Toyne has turned out a subtle yet compelling religion-flavored thriller that engenders a “one more page, one more chapter” urgency, much like his previous trilogy.” — Library Journal (starred review) on The Searcher

“Top-shelf writers aren’t made--they’re born, and you can tell in two pages when you’ve found one. Simon Toyne has got the gift, and THE SEARCHER proves it-his imagery, his language, and the cool mystery surrounding Solomon Creed and where he’s going. I think you’ll love this one.” — Greg Iles, author of Natchez Burning and The Bone Tree on The Searcher

“One of the best and most original thrillers of the year… A nail-biting, relentlessly suspenseful effort that grabs us on page one and never lets go… “The Searcher” lives up every bit to its terrific premise, a tale as wondrously conceived as it is brilliantly realized.” — Providence Journal on The Searcher

“Not a dull page to be found anywhere. A thriller gem. Simon Toyne is a first class talent, speeding in the fast lane to the top of the genre.” — Steve Berry on The Searcher

“Intrigue, mystery, atmosphere . . . it will draw you in and hold you there. Solomon Creed is a thriller with smarts and class.” — Scott Mariani on The Searcher

“In Simon Toyne’s “The Searcher,” Toyne begins a new series with a page-turning thriller… Thriller fans should enjoy this vibrant and exciting story.” — The Missourian on The Searcher

“Compelling, vivid and profound, I loved it. It stays with you long after you’ve finished the final page.” — Peter James on The Searcher

“A combination of Lee Child-the Jack Reacher books-and Stephen King! How likely does that sound? But in fact the comparisons are apt… Vividly evoked action and electrically alive emotion. And a satisfying climax after breathstopping suspense. Look, just get started on this series. You’ll be glad you did.” — Sullivan County Democrat on The Searcher

“Who is Solomon Creed? He’s the hero of a fabulous new series of thrillers. Simple as that.” — Mark Billingham on The Searcher

“When you read Sanctus, you’ll see just how frightening, ruthless and relentlessly entertaining an order of monks can be. Haunting in the best way.” — Brad Meltzer on Sanctus

“Toyne’s descriptive skill makes for a story that is cinematically vivid. . . . The relentless pace makes the action addicting.” — Publishers Weekly on The Tower

“If you like your secrets deeply hidden and your action breakneck, then Toyne’s sophomore thriller is just the ticket.... As in his debut, Toyne delivers a gripping, intricate story of religious and political intrigue that?s sweeping yet somehow intimate and very personal. Wow.” — Booklist (starred review) The Key

“Simon Toyne is one of my favorites, bringing a lean muscularity and textured richness to his thrillers.… In Solomon Creed, he’s created a hero for the ages. A word of warning: if you have anything else to get done, don’t crack open a Toyne thriller.” — Gregg Hurwitz, Bestselling Author of The Nowhere Man on The Boy Who Saw



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062329769
  • ISBN 10: 0062329766
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 07/04/2017
  • Pages: 576
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Crime

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