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The breathtaking New York Times and USA Today bestseller!
Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?
David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand - a game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history.
©2010 Douglas E. Richards (P)2012 Tantor
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By Tommy Jordan on 04-13-12

Good, but not great.

I liked it, but to me the narrator made it a little less than perfect. The plot is DEFINITELY unique and the story keeps a great pace till the end, with surprise after surprise. Yes, it's definitely a medical, biotechnological, action packed thriller and yes it's definitely interesting, but the characters are almost TOO perfect. It has a potential to become a series, but it needs a little more realism and to come down a little from the clouds before I think this character will go main-stream.

Worth the credit, but not an all out purchase, if that makes sense. I'll read another of his books if he writes one just to see how the author progresses.

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By Amazon Customer on 05-23-16

great story

my only negative of this reading is the narrator tended to lower his voice for dramatic effect quite often and it was hard to catch everything he was saying clearly, thus only 4 stars for performance. Other than that a great action story with a very intriguing scientific plot line. If there is a sequel, I would definitely listen!

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By Tuomas on 01-21-18

Good story, quiet reader

The reader was too quiet at times, the whispering especially made it hard to listen. But the story itself was guaranteed quality from Richards.

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By nanoboy on 08-23-17

Not as good as his later books

A bit cliche, a bit slow and confusing in parts, but not too bad overall. His writing style really improved in his subsequent books.

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By Thesode on 05-31-17

Fun thriller.

Lots of action and well paced. last few chapters a pretty soppy but overall an enjoyable read.

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