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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (500 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Case Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597107631
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A promising research fellow for a venerable think tank in Zurich is forced into a grisly experiment.… A seductive young woman coolly sharpshoots an old man in a wheelchair as he basks in the late afternoon sun.… A psychologist who helps patients confront past trauma battles his own silent demons.… In The Syndrome, John Case combines these intriguing elements into a pulse-pounding, mind-twisting new thriller.

Dr. Jeff Duran suffers from severe panic attacks when he ventures too far outside his home office. And he is inexplicably haunted by mysterious memories, and phrases of a foreign language he never learned. Then, after a patient tormented by "recovered" memories commits suicide—and her half-sister, Adrienne Cope, blames Duran—his life spirals out of control.

Suddenly targeted by unknown assassins, he and Adrienne must run for their very lives. Forced to trust each other, they must now work together to unlock the reason why one or both of them is marked for death. For beneath the intrigue lies a dark conspiracy that stretches halfway around the world—and a sinister plot that could change the course of history.

A relentlessly paced thriller in which nothing is what it seems, no one can be trusted, and nothing is secure—especially one's own memories—The Syndrome is a chillingly, brilliantly conceived novel from a proven master of suspense.

"[It] is one of the few science-mysteries I have read that is impeccable in plot, immaculate in story resolution, and moves with high skill from locale to locale and from suspense to suspense. What a very good, virtuoso read." —Norman Mailer on The Genesis Code

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken Bishop | 1/27/2014

    " See my comments on The Genesis Code. John's The Genesis Code is my favorite of the two, just because of the subject matter. But The Syndrome is still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/19/2014

    " Good, but unbelievable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Watkins | 1/18/2014

    " At first I was disturbed by the images presented by the patients being psychoanalyzed, but then as the story progressed, things got more and more interesting. I loved the twists and turns and I would like to see what else came from this pair of authors who came together for such a short time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenay | 12/27/2013

    " Another great John Case book but his others I have not been to impressed with. Great suspense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/21/2013

    " very weird thriller about mind control. Spooky stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/10/2013

    " a real page-turner. good suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/9/2013

    " I really liked this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 12/5/2013

    " Very enjoyable! Lescoart with a touch of Robin Cook. Even though it was predictable, it still had you thinking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pari | 11/25/2013

    " Great book until the end. The author must have been really bored with writing it because it ends terribly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddie | 10/20/2013

    " This was an all around good read. The writing isn't particularly outstanding, but the in depth descriptions that stretch for pages work perfectly to get lost in. Lots of thrilling intrigue, a good read for those psychologically interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan Tsaklev | 7/4/2013

    " Brilliant storyline and unique characters. Actually, this is my first book written by John Case. And I could say it won't be my last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan Horkey | 2/15/2013

    " Excellent! Fascinating book about mind control with lots of twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wind | 1/8/2013

    " Would have gave it 4 stars but it's a bit out of date. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff Brateman | 10/31/2012

    " Interesting ideas, but this could have been written so much better. In either case, this was an easy read because of only a small plot, but large details of every step the plot makes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mamie Winkelman | 8/6/2012

    " There's a character in this book named Mamie Winkelman! That was the whole basis for me reading it in the first place but really enjoyed it! Will definitely read more by John Case. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 7/27/2012

    " *** Good book but slow to develop. Interesting plot, characterizations are o.k.. A good book, but nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 4/7/2012

    " Took me a couple chapters to get into it, but now I can't put it down. Definetly a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isis | 3/3/2012

    " Standard thriller, a decent airplane-flight read (which is, in fact, where I read it). A little heavy on the exposition dump and on the UST that would be solved if only the two characters would, you know, talk to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod Zemke | 1/2/2012

    " 3.5--too much conspiracy for my taste "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janiej78 | 12/10/2011

    " Took me a while to get into it but then I was hooked, great book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/29/2011

    " Loved this book! Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zac | 7/11/2011

    " This was a fun and disturbing read. Fast paced "thriller" type that could be a pretty good flick if done right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashray Bhasin | 7/1/2011

    " A really quick-paced thriller ride by John Case. Gets a little slow and boring in the middle but the end is brilliantly written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Mask | 6/20/2011

    " Good concept, drags in places....lots of filler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lunaticprophet | 1/11/2011

    " *** Good book but slow to develop. Interesting plot, characterizations are o.k.. A good book, but nothing special. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rod | 6/10/2010

    " 3.5--too much conspiracy for my taste "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddie | 5/11/2010

    " This was an all around good read. The writing isn't particularly outstanding, but the in depth descriptions that stretch for pages work perfectly to get lost in. Lots of thrilling intrigue, a good read for those psychologically interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isis | 4/15/2010

    " Standard thriller, a decent airplane-flight read (which is, in fact, where I read it). A little heavy on the exposition dump and on the UST that would be solved if only the two characters would, you know, talk to each other. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 3/21/2010

    " Interesting ideas, but this could have been written so much better. In either case, this was an easy read because of only a small plot, but large details of every step the plot makes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 1/4/2010

    " This book was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/3/2010

    " I really liked this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mamie | 12/3/2009

    " There's a character in this book named Mamie Winkelman! That was the whole basis for me reading it in the first place but really enjoyed it! Will definitely read more by John Case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zac | 1/22/2009

    " This was a fun and disturbing read. Fast paced "thriller" type that could be a pretty good flick if done right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pari | 9/7/2008

    " Great book until the end. The author must have been really bored with writing it because it ends terribly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenay | 7/6/2008

    " Another great John Case book but his others I have not been to impressed with. Great suspense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/8/2008

    " This was a very strange story that I'm not sure how to describe. I'm not even sure I liked it. Three seemingly disparate people are drawn into a tale of mind control and impossibilities. I think, maybe, if psychology fascinates you, this is a good thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 7/2/2007

    " See my comments on The Genesis Code. John's The Genesis Code is my favorite of the two, just because of the subject matter. But The Syndrome is still a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 6/19/2007

    " very weird thriller about mind control. Spooky stuff! "

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About the Author
Author John Case

John Case is a pseudonym for the writing duo Jim and Carolyn Hougan. Case is the bestselling author of The Genesis Code, The First Horseman, and The Syndrome

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.