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Publisher's Summary

A mind-blowing new thriller from the NY Times best-selling author of Wired.
Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he’s so eager to bring about? Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he's playing a treacherous game of his own.
Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad... Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that listeners will be contemplating long after they've heard the last minute.
©2014 Douglas E. Richards (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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“Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton.” (SF
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By Connor on 01-02-15


A maniacal villain is planning to cleanse the world of everyone he dislikes, which is almost all of us. The book’s hero would like to stop him. Expect action, tense moments and difficulty turning the story off when it’s time for work or bed.

The author reminds me of Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, The Lost World, etc.). The book is packed with interesting science facts and the author’s views on religion, government, taxes, torture and comic book heroes.

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By Jonathan Smith on 05-01-15

Interesting premise

Not thrilled with the writing style. The narrator intruded into the story, too much "off camera summary'" but otherwise fun and thought provoking.

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14 of 15 people found this review helpful

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By Tuomas on 04-03-17

Richards can do better

Not as good as other books by Richards. I dislike the unconvincing arguments regarding God theory, and the plot twist is totally predictable and kind of anticlimactic. The story and characters are true to the style of the author, and that I like.

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By Sparrow on 09-06-16

Too much fictional waffle

I found that this story didn't go anywhere fast. The author spent an incredible amount of time building fictional theories and explaining them in excruciating detail. He also found it necessary to use foul language on a number of occasions. I personally hate this descent into very base behaviour and it leaves me with a dim view of the authors morals. It would seem that media of all sorts are competing to become the rudest, foul mouthed orators out of their peers. When you see three and four year olds using this language you know it has gone too far. To the author.... Please edit this bad language out of your books. Don't continue to add to the moral decline.

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By nanoboy on 02-04-16

Remember the Scooby Doo cartoon?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It was an exciting read.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The guy... I forgot his name...

What about Marc Vietor’s performance did you like?

Very good narrator.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Mind blowing.

Any additional comments?

A relatively enjoyable book. Quite exciting, though somewhat unbelievable in many places. The last hour of the book was like the end of the Scooby Doo cartoon, where the author tied up the story and explained who did what and when.

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