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Origin Unknown: A Novel

3.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  5 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
True terror comes from deep within.

Dr. Lydia South, a cutting-edge neuroscientist, has perfected a lucrative, top secret technology that can map secrets of the brain. But Lydia’s past is inextricably bound with that of a brilliant but deranged sociopath, a man with the ability to blend in anywhere around the world, sow seeds of destruction, and escape unscathed—and he’ll s
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Dell (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sep 25, 2011 Kathleen rated it it was ok
“True terror comes from deep within.” So says the blurb on the front cover of Origin Unknown by Pierre Davis. Unfortunately, the flaws in this book weaken the impact of the terror.
The story is a complicated web of good and evil, with the scene shifting from a secret neuroscience lab on the west coast to auto accidents and terrorist attacks in Kosovo and then to pool sharks and drug dealers in a Portland bar called the Pot Shot. While the characters are believable and well-developed, the story ju
May 19, 2012 Jen rated it liked it
Intriguing premise, a quick beachside read. Likely this is a book that's better if you just keep reading it, rather than putting it down for several days and trying to pick it up again.

The scenes jump around so fast it makes my head spin a bit, but the author makes his points well. The lead character, Elliot Elliot, is definitely likeable. The bad guy is really bad, but we don't ever really find out why. We also don't find out whether what makes him bad will manifest itself again in the four ye
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