She is paralyzed by the past. He was robbed of the future.
The dreads are back. As a child, Meers Logan was
haunted by memories of another time and place, always accompanied
by the faint strains of elusive music. Now the hand of the past has
reached out again. An envelope addressed to her and delivered to
the Phoenix Foundation --- an institute dedicated to the recovery
of past life memories --- contains a childhood drawing of an
elaborate box that Meers recognizes... and a sheet from an auction
catalogue identifying the object she spent years imagining as an
eighteenth century gaming box.
Determined to unlock the mystery of who she once was, she
travels to Vienna to find the box. With each step, she comes closer
to remembering the connections between a clandestine
reincarnationist society; the lost Memory Flute linked to Ludwig
van Beethoven and rumored to open the door to the past; and to
David Weiss, a journalist who knows all too well how the past
affects the future.
Known internationally for his coverage of the Middle East,
terrorism is more than a story for David --- it's a reality that
cost him his family. He's seen every solution promised by security
experts around the world --- and he's seen every solution fail.
Now, in a concert hall in Vienna, he plans to force the world to
understand the cost of those failures in a single act. Because
those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat
THE MEMORIST © Copyright 2011 by M. J. Rose. Reprinted with
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