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Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan places cortical implants into the brains of field operatives to record data from their auditory and visual cortices. One of her subjects, an operative named Ian Westhelle, suffers a psychotic break and kills his handler before he can be recovered.

Julia tracks Ian to an asylum where the CIA warehouses insane former soldiers, scientists, and others w
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published February 11th 2011 by Balsalom Publishing
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Pat aka Tygyr
This was part of a bundle called - 7 Deadly Thrills. I have greatly enjoyed each and every one.
In this book Julia Nolan is a neurosurgeon doing breaking edge research on implants of tiny microprocessors into the brains of volunteer soldiers. Her latest 2 she feels were deployed too soon. She hadn't really completed her analyses, and what is up with the computer geek who keeps hanging out in her lab. He claims he is trying new protocols on the animals she has experimented on, uploading newer soft
Marianne Søiland
May 22, 2011 Marianne Søiland rated it really liked it
Jeg har nettopp ferdiglest Sci-Fi eboka "Implant" av den for meg totalt ukjente forfatteren Michael Wallace. Interessant hva man tilfeldigvis kommer over, må jeg virkelig si! Jeg tror jammen jeg må føye boka inn i listen over det Bokelskerinnen kaller "Flyplass-thrillere" :-)

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Nevro-kirurgen Julia Nolan jobber for CIA og installerer databrikker i hjernen til feltoperatører for å kunne registrere data både fra det de ser og det de hører når de jobber "under cover". En av hennes pasiente
Gerold Whittaker
Apr 12, 2012 Gerold Whittaker rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: South Africans.
Two operatives from the CIA are fitted with cortical implants and sent on a mission to Namibia (in South West Africa). Once there however, the implants start to behave unexpectedly causing the operatives to be compromised. Soldiers in the camp are killed as is one of the operatives.

In a bid to determine what went wrong with the implants, Neurosurgeon Julia Nolan tracks down and visits the surviving operative in a special government asylum and this begins a process where her own life is at risk -
Mar 15, 2012 Bob rated it really liked it
Another good read from the Kindle Free shelf. Government scheme to implant hardware/software in the brains of agents to record what they see and hear when on clandestine missions is used by a scheming head of the National Intelligence to insert commands to agents tasked to infiltrate a Chinese compound being built in Namibia. Their job was to discover what sort of forces the Chinese had and how the hired security force was equipped. One of the agents dies and the other is captured and the neuros ...more
Jeanne Mccartney
Aug 31, 2014 Jeanne Mccartney rated it liked it
At first I thought I would be reading a medical thriller, which I love. This was a thriller, but not as much medical as I am used to. I did get drawn into the book and needed to find out what was going to happen and the involvement of the various players.
Jul 01, 2014 Sue rated it really liked it
Although this sounds like science fiction, I wouldn't be surprised if there might be experiments being done now on something like these implants. I thought this book was exciting and interesting. I'm going to look at some other books by Anderson.
Emilie Smith
Aug 07, 2014 Emilie Smith rated it it was amazing
Believable in that this is something being researched in the real world...not to this extent, but very well written, gripping, and worth the read.
Oct 10, 2012 Renee rated it really liked it
Ian and another operative have implants placed in them by Dr. Julia, and then are sent on a mission to Namibia. Something goes wrong, and Ian ends up in secret govt. insane asylum (outside of Nephi, Utah). Julia rescues him and they are on the run. Meanwhile back in Namibia there is a coup about to happen. Julia and Ian return to Namibia, and end up in the center of everything, and back home in the US there is some stock market manipulation. A fun, fast read, lots of action, and I wish I underst ...more
Carmel McCartin
Sep 02, 2014 Carmel McCartin rated it really liked it
An unusual storyline but a truly great read!
Jan 19, 2016 Ross rated it it was amazing
That was great, enjoyed every minute of it. Very different setting to the usual.
Aug 02, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller

Wow! At first I wasn't sure how I thought about this. It seemed to start slow, and I was close to regretting my choice to read it, but somewhere along the line it dragged me in and hooked me. Great plot line, and good character chemistry. Even though some parts were predicable, it was the good kind. Thoroughly enjoyed. Makes me want to meet a South African CIA operative.
Aug 28, 2013 Betsy rated it it was ok
I was hoping this would be a medical thriller, but it ended as what I consider more of a political thriller, in which the story line was too hard for me to follow. I wanted to hear more about the implant as the beginning of the book began with, but all the description of the combat at the end, I found tiring to read bout.
Andy  Langford
Jun 18, 2013 Andy Langford rated it really liked it
This could very well be New Zealand rather than Namibia, the oil fields, the backhand government agreements, the #GCSB.

It was predictable near the end, except for one event.

Recommend reading this book
Mar 02, 2013 Eric rated it really liked it
This was a fun, light and easy read. I found it to be a real page turner! If you like a thriller but just need a bit of fluff to distract you, this is your book!
Cyd Taylor
Oct 28, 2015 Cyd Taylor rated it liked it
really enjoyed this book even though I normally avoid military types but it was good
Joe Barnett
Mar 13, 2011 Joe Barnett rated it really liked it
Great techno-medical-spy thriller, lots of great on the edge of your seat scenes. Great likable characters very worthy of reading.
Oct 20, 2011 Brian rated it it was amazing
A lot different then what I have been reading, but I enjoyed this book. Good story, kept me interested. What next now? Not sure.
Feb 10, 2013 Angel rated it liked it
The action was hot, but I would have liked more of the medical stuff. Overall I think this was pretty good. Needs editing.
Patty White
Apr 07, 2012 Patty White rated it really liked it
A good thriller wrote about a CIA agent. This book keeps you hopping and is a hard one to put down. It is a fast pace read.
Tyson Adams
Aug 08, 2011 Tyson Adams rated it it was ok
Just couldn't get into this book. Nothing wrong with it, just wasn't my cup of tea.
Linda Anders
Oct 17, 2012 Linda Anders rated it really liked it
Heroine with brains, a refreshing change! Action and plot twists kept it interesting.
Jun 15, 2012 Kiersten rated it really liked it
Good plot, fast moving. I couldn't put it down. It's a great medical thriller!
Jan 16, 2013 Irene rated it really liked it
Interesting concept.
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Jeffrey Anderson, MD PhD studied abstract mathematics and neuroscience at Northwestern University before completing residency and fellowship in neuroradiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Anderson is Director of Functional Imaging at the University of Utah, and runs the Brain Network Laboratory. He is author of 2 national bestselling science thrillers, and has unsuccessfully tried for years to e ...more
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