Woke up Lonely

Woke up Lonely

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Thurlow Dan is the founder of the Helix, a cult that promises to cure loneliness. With its communes and speed-dating, mixers and confession sessions, the Helix has become a national phenomenon, and attracted the attention of governments worldwide. But Thurlow, camped out in his Cincinnati headquarters, is lonely, for his ex-wife, Esme, and their daughter, whom he hasn't seen in ten years. Esme is a covert agent who has spent her life spying on Thurlow, mostly to protect him from the law. Now, with her superiors demanding results, she recruits four misfits to botch a reconnaissance mission in Cincinnati. But when Thurlow takes them hostage, he ignites a siege of the Helix House that will change all their lives forever.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781555976729
Branch Call Number: F MAA NVD
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 24 cm

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kkelly00
Aug 30, 2014

A freelance investigator for the FBI hooks up with her target, gets pregnant, and marries him. He is a cult leader who has become increasingly disillusioned as his followers increase and some become violent. She leaves him, taking their daughter, but continues her investigation, using a variety of disguises as a way to keep in contact. She covers his tracks, staving off arrests. In a desperate attempt to force her return, he creates a police standoff while she again attempts to save him.

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May 20, 2013

Couldn't finish it.

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