Burt Weissbourd

Minos

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Minos, the third work in the Corey Logan Trilogy, derives from the mythical king of Crete who every lunar year condemns seven Athenian youths and seven maidens to be eaten by the ferocious Minotaur. Minos begins at the Olympic Academy, where Billy's friend Sara has just carved a magic circle in the hardwood bathroom floor with an ancient double-edged dagger. She twirls inside her circle calling on the Oracle of Apollo to help her find a modern-day Theseus, the reincarnation of Athens' hero of all heroes” who slew the Minotaur. Lost in her magical dance, she knocks over a candle, sets fire to the curtains, and is suspended from school. She is sent to Abe for treatment. Abe discovers that Sara has patched together an entire mythological universe and language with which she tries to make him see that lives are at stake. It is not easy to convince the authorities. But Corey knows that young people are indeed being murdered, and soon Sara's dire warnings begin to make sense. But who is the modern-day descendant of Minos? The key is inside Sara's head.

 


 

“I have read all of Burt Weissbourd’s Corey Logan novels and Minos is the best yet. These are taut thrillers which take you deep inside the human mind. Weissbourd is a master storyteller and a major American voice. These books transcend the expectations of genre fiction to become literature.” 

– Jacob Epstein, writer, Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law

“Original, consistently compelling,,, Minos is an exceptionally entertaining and engaging read from beginning to end.”

- Midwest Book Review

"Mr. Weissbourd draws you into a world of characters and stories that keep you riveted, and you're pretty sure you are visiting people and worlds that have little or nothing to do with you. But he keeps going deeper, and by the end, he has delivered you back to yourself, a self you may not have admitted to before. Mr. Weissbourd, please keep writing."

- David Field, writer, screenwriter, former had  of West Coast Production, United Artists.