cover image Infinite


Brian Freeman. Thomas & Mercer, $24.95 (370p) ISBN 978-1-5420-2386-3

Chicago events manager Dylan Moran, the protagonist of this imaginative psychological thriller from Thriller Award winner Freeman (Thief River Falls), is haunted by the recent death of his wife, who drowned when he accidentally drove their car into a river on a weekend away from the city. When Dylan begins to catch unexplained glimpses of himself wherever he goes, he’s initially convinced they’re merely side effects of the accident. He decides to consult a psychiatrist and self-help guru, Eve Brier, because her picture looks vaguely familiar. Eve claims to have been treating him with an experimental therapy based on the theory that every choice a person makes creates an alternate universe where events follow a different path. She suggests he’s encountering his doppelgänger from an alternate reality. Then people close to Dylan turn up dead, and he realizes his double is a serial killer. Assisted by Eve, he sets out to stop him. The result is a tense, fast-paced chase through alternate realities. Clever plotting matches the well-developed characters. Freeman is sure to win new fans with this page-turner. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider/ICM Partners. (Mar.)