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The Devil's Peak (The Devil's Deep Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Wallace
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Get all three books of the top 20 bestselling Devil's Deep Series.

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Only one person knows that Walter Fitzroy is trapped in the living prison of his own paralyzed body and she is a psychopath. Jealous to hide her boyfriend, Darlene Trost makes sure that nobody realizes he suffers from near total paralysis, victim of a crime that left him with only the ability to blink his eyes. If necessary, she will kill to keep her secret.

When medical investigator Becca Gull approaches the private medical facility of Vanderzee Springs in search of sufferers of locked-in syndrome, people alive within their own brains but vegetables to the outside world, she quickly learns that administration intends to stonewall her investigation. To confirm her suspicions about a missing patient, she must go undercover and join the army of aides who care for the sick and mentally ill of some of the country's wealthiest families. But as she digs deeper, she learns that nobody is safe when the wealthy and powerful wish to bury their past.


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Praise for Michael Wallace

"Wallace's writing is brilliant and engrossing." - Crimespree Magazine

"A dashing tale of suspense, religion, and intrigue." - SFFWorld, SciFi, Fantasy and Horror

"Wallace takes a page from Stephen King, using descriptions of violence strong enough to upset in a way violence should, but leaving enough unsaid to allow imagination to fill in the gaps (or not)." -Laura Compton, AML

"Deeply engrossing! Michael Wallace delivers the thinking man's thriller...." Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Live to Tell

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  • File Size: 353 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481927426
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Balsalom Publishing (July 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005FCCDO4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,905 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I first became aware of Locked In Syndrome (LIS) through Jean-Dominique Bauby's memoir , The Diving Bell and the Butterfly . I can't imagine anything more horrible than to have a fully functioning mind imprisoned in a paralyzed body with no way to communicate.

Michael Wallace has constructed a storyline in his series, Devil's Deep , that takes the terror and helplessness to another level. As soon as I finished reading The Devil's Deep which is the first book in the series, I immediately followed it with The Devil's Peak (Devil's Deep) .

What could be more terrifying than LIS? It's being a victim of LIS and being at the mercy of sadistic individuals who want to make sure that others never realize that one is trying to communicate.

I have read a few other thrillers by Michael Wallace and really like the fact that he can sustain suspense in very different story lines. His premise in this series takes a very real physical terror and combines it with evil plotting to provide a very good reading experience.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Erma
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I have read Michael Wallace's other books, including "The Devil's Deep", the first of this series, and thought they were great. So, I am pleased to let you know "The Devil's Peak" is just as good. Walter Fitzroy is "trapped in the living prison of his own paralyzed body". Chapter two, which introduces Walter and his "girlfriend" is, well, terrifying might be too strong a description, but it certainly describes what it might be like to be in that situation. My husband asked me why I was squirming in my seat. Michael certainly did an amazing job of making me feel a little of what it must be like to be able to see, hear, and feel everything going on around you, but not be able to do or say anything in response.
The story is suspenseful and never lagged. I hated to put my Kindle down. I couldn't wait to get back to the story.
I highly recommend the book. I have come to know Michael Wallace as an excellent author. I will certainly purchase any of his future writings.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Peak April 24, 2012
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An excellent follow up novel for The Devil's Deep, The Devil's Peak follows the same two charactors on a new and just as exciting mission. Definitely well worth the price but, they need to be read in order to understand where the story started.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not even close to Devil's Deep August 29, 2011
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Maybe it is just me but The Devil's Peak seemed to be something written quickly to piggy back on the success of Devil's Deep, Wallace'a best book to date.

I've read every one of Michael Wallace's books and this is the least entertaining of all of them. The main character of Devil's Deep, Wes Pilson, was absent for the most part. A shame as he was a strong, likeable character and appeared to be unceremoniously dumped for lack of anything for him to do. The lady who helped him in Deep, Becca, is now his girlfriend and looking for patients with locked in syndrome. As with Deep, the place where the current locked in patient, Walter Fitzroy, resides will not allow any person to check so subterfuge is needed. The plot thickens as a seriously crazed patient has decided Walter is the love of her life and plans to kidnap him - or kill him - even she isn't sure.

There are other nefarious plots circling Fitzroy keeping his locked in syndrome from being discovered - all very well planned out and very Michael Wallace. Keeping the different plots going is a Wallace gift and he doesn't disappoint in this book. The problem, for me, came in the delivery. Jumping back and forth in time was an issue. Long conversations for little reason were another issue. Parts of the book were slow - very slow.

The plots were good but the action was forced. I will still read Wallace's books - this was just not the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! April 12, 2013
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My review is on the book The Devil's Peak by Michael Wallace. I recently reviewed the fist book in this series, I was so caught up in the locked-in concept that I had to buy the second book. My great-grandfather, my grandmother, my uncle, and my mom all had Alzheimer's. I use to work at the nursing homes here in Broken Bow and I have been fascinated with the thought of; were they still in there somewhere. I am a strong Christian and so were my family. I know we are first a spirit, we have a mind and emotions, and we live in a body, so what happens when the body is unable to function? Is the mind still there? What about the spirit? If you are born again your spirit is still alive, where does it go, what happens to it? It's an intriguing concept and I loved the way Michael handled it. This is not a Christan fiction book but it is amazing.

Walter Fitzroy is supposedly in a Permanent Vegetative State, at least that is his diagnosis. He's in a mental heath facility, actually suffering from the locked-in syndrome, unable to communicate to anyone but one other patient, who loves to torture him.

Darlene Trost is a psychopath. She was once in the military and can read Walter's Morse code eye movements. Jealous of her relationship with Walter, she hides his ability from everyone. If necessary she will kill to protect there relationship.The staff all think it's cute; Darlene and her boyfriend; kind of like an invisible friend. They don't see the abuse that she inflict on him day by day.

Wes Pilson and Becca Gull (Book one) come to Vanderzee Medical Clinic to test a woman who her family feel might be helped by the Locked-in Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Li runs the tests and they are all disappointed when there was no reaction to the tests.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Deep
I don't know how Michael Wallace continuously writes such outstanding novels, but I am overjoyed that he does. I recommend this outstanding work without any reservations.
Published 1 month ago by CpC
4.0 out of 5 stars Unleashed
I like this series. Makes you think. You can almost understand paralysis. And how much life means to those afflicted. Plus enough criminal action to make an interesting read
Published 3 months ago by in4apenny
5.0 out of 5 stars devils peak
I've read all three books of this series.
I enjoy the author's books and look forward to his newest releases
Published 3 months ago by nama1
4.0 out of 5 stars review of the three looks
I enjoyed all three books much, they kept you on the edge of your seat, Michael Wallace is a very good story teller
Published 3 months ago by Martha S. Westover
3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best work
I did not enjoy this book as much as I have enjoyed other Michael Wallace novels. I think I just found the subject matter to be a bit depressing and the action sequences to be too... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Art Odom
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
I really enjoyed this book it kept me wanting to read it & excited by the storyline and very interested by the subject matter
Published 3 months ago by Beth Taig
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
Get ready for a roller coaster ride. Characters, good and bad, will lead you through this novel, making your heart race up and down the slopes and through the horrors of the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by azcoyote
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy reader
Michael Wallace is now one of my favorites due to a collection I bought from you. I now have other books of his. So nice to find a new author. Read more
Published 4 months ago by happy customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a good series.
I got one of the three in a 4 box thriller set. I liked it enough to buy the other two and read all of them. I higly recommend them.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read trilogy!
I read all 3 books in this trilogy. They had me hooked from the early chapters of The Devil's Deep. My favorite thing about Wallace, is his ability to captivate the reader the... Read more
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