Chad Brecher was born in Long Island, New York, in 1972, the youngest of three sons. From an early age, two things captivated him: science and literature. After studying to become a physician (attaining degrees from Brown University and Brown University School of Medicine, and later training at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical Center), he settled with his family in suburban Philadelphia. There, he completed his debut novel, The Lost Book of Wonders, a fast-paced thriller that brings together his interests in science, history, and religion. Brecher continues to write in his free time, working on a sequel to The Lost Book of Wonders and additional projects.

Brecher is a practicing Interventional Radiologist. He lives with his wife, three small children, and large dog.

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The Lost Book of Wonders

The Lost Book of Wonders takes readers on a high-energy adventure in search of the secrets Marco Polo reportedly took to his grave. Following the travails of Ellie Griffith, a fierce, if damaged, archaeologist, and Alex Stone, an untested historian, it unravels a complex mystery, whose clues Polo had set in place centuries ago. As Ellie and Alex unravel Polo’s mystery, they quickly learn that they are not alone. Facing foes at every turn – each differently motivated – their quest becomes a race against time to find Polo’s ancient endgame, one that has the potential to change the world.

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-944193-86-7 | 474 Pages
FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
FICTION / Action & Adventure