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The Dead Road

The Dead Road

A Novel

Reviver Trilogy (Volume 3)

Seth Patrick

Thomas Dunne Books


The third in Seth Patrick's genre-bending trilogy, following Reviver and Lost Souls, delivers chilling twists as a forensic detective revives the dead to exhume a world-changing conspiracy.

Opening with The Reviver and continuing in Lost Souls, this genre-bending series has been described as CSI meets The Sixth Sense. The trilogy takes place in our world, but with a chilling twist: certain people have the ability to wake the recently dead for testimony that is accepted in courts worldwide. The use of these so-called Revivers has long been a routine part of police investigation. But things are changing...something vast and dangerous is hiding in the dark, just waiting to wreak havoc on our world.

The Dead Road is where it all comes to an end—maybe literally.

Praise for The Dead Road

Praise for The Dead Road

"A sense of urgency and danger looms over the entire world as the action builds to a harrowing showdown in Washington, D.C. Readers will be left wondering what Patrick will come up with next." —Publishers Weekly

"Fittingly, this third volume is the most pyrotechnically spectacular of the trilogy, the author presumably figuring that if we’ve bought into the idea of people called revivers who can bring the dead briefly back to life, and an evil presence who can use revivers to transfer the forces of darkness into the world, then we’ll buy into whatever else he has in store for us. A fitting conclusion to a highly imaginative, mind-bending trilogy." —Booklist

Praise for Reviver

Featured by The Sunday Times (UK), Reviver has been selected as one of 2013’s most exciting new releases by Stylist (UK)

“(A) gripping conspiracy thriller.” —

“Supernatural thrillers don’t get much better than British author Patrick’s assured debut, the first in a trilogy.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“This is a gutsy book...Jonah himself [is] a lead character who has what it takes to anchor a genre-bending series.” —Booklist

“A skillfully plotted and compulsively readable supernatural thriller” —The Guardian


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Seth Patrick

SETH PATRICK was born in Northern Ireland. An Oxford mathematics graduate, he spent thirteen years working in an award-winning games company before becoming a full-time author. He lives in England with his wife and two children. He has written three previous novels: Reviver, Lost Souls, and The Returned (the novelization of the International Emmy Award winning TV series).

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