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- ISBN: 9781250182395
- ISBN: 1250182395
- Physical Description: 416 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
|Summary, etc.:|| "Collins thinks his life at Harvard will be all about basketball and pre-med; hard workouts and grinding work in class. The friends he's made when he hits the storied ivy-clad campus from a very different life in urban Chicago are a happy bonus. But Spencer is about to be introduced to the most mysterious inner sanctum of the inner sanctum: to his surprise, he's in the running to be "punched" for one of Harvard's elite final clubs. The Delphic Club is known as "the Gas" for its crest of three gas-lit flames, and as Spencer is considered for membership, he's plunged not only into the secret world of male privilege that the Gas represents, but also into a century-old club mystery. Because at the heart of the Delphic, secured deep inside its guarded mansion club, is another secret society: a shadowy group of powerful men known as The Ancient Nine."-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #1
Smith, the author of several diet books and one previous novel (The Blackbird Papers, 2004), turns again to fiction. Set in the late 1980s, the story concerns a Harvard student, Spenser Collins, who has been selected by the prestigious Delphic Club as a possible new member. When Spenser gets wind of a mystery buried in the club's dark past, he becomes determined to get to the truth behind the (possibly apocryphal) story of the Ancient Nine, a group of Delphic members who guard a centuries-old secret. Although the writing ranges from solid to barely adequate, sometimes within a single paragraph, the story, with its Dan Brownâlike hooks, should be enough to keep readers involved. Curiously, the text asks readers to judge for themselves whether the plot is based on real events or is entirely the product of the author's fertile imagination. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
Ian K. Smith is the author of New York Times bestselling nonfiction books, including the #1 bestsellers Shred, Super Shred, and Blast the Sugar Out, as well as the novel The Blackbird Papers. He is a graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine.
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