Brainrush (Brainrush #1)
When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autisti...more
Our hero here is not in a good way. he's dying from cancer. Being a noble hero he's not told anyone that the cancer he thought he'd beaten before had returned. Tough dude huh?
Then a nasty accident happens...and he begins to develop, "super powers"...no the ac...more
I couldn't ask for anything else.
Yes, you read that right. Brainrush had ALL of the above. It's definitely made my top 10 of the craziest books I've read, EVER.
Jake Bronson is terminally ill but he comes out of an MRI with brain powers. Instead of keeping it to himself, Jake foolishly brags about the whole thing in public and before you know it, everybody wants a piece of him, including Battista, a mastermind who's...more
Every now and then, a book comes along that you just can’t put down. I tell my students that if they find a book that takes them on a visual trip as well as an emotional rollercoaster, then they have truly found an awesome book. That pretty much describes this book. This is one of those books that once you start reading you can forget about obligations to your family because you won’t be able to put it down. It has a bit of science fiction tied into a military thriller, along with just a touch o...more
The essence is our normal guy hero has an MRI during a California earthquake. The result is he can envision things and react to things before anyone else. As word gets out (e.g., that he could catch a knife by the handle as...more
I knew nothing of the story going in.
This is what I found.
Extreme -- you have mad scientists. Terrorists. Hero's. One with real super powers, and yes! ALIENS!
That is alotta stuff in one book. If I read the blurb and it mentioned all this then I would have bought another in its stead.
I mean seriously...I would have made a big mistake. The author pulled it off brilliantly!
Hard to pin point within all these plot lines but I think it is the p...more
The most impressive element in this book was that the author was able to write an exciting, page-turner novel that didn't have the so-called requisite sex and profanity that permeates modern books today. The lack of filth, especially use of the infamous f-word, was extremely refreshing. I'm looking forward to the the excitement, adventure and experience of reading the next and 3rd books. Keep writing, for you now have a new found following from one more avid reader. Thank you!
Author: Richard Bard
Media: ebook, Kindle edition
Grade 0-100: 97 (Five Stars)
This is the first book in a series from author Richard Bard, and his second book BRAINRUSH II, The Enemy of My Enemy, is already on my Kindle. This is a fantastic read that combines action, adventure, thriller and scifi into a package that screams, "Make a movie outta me!" -- Hollywood take note, this could be a blockbuster franchise.
The story follows...more
"Brainrush" is one quick moving action-packed paranormal thriller.
I hate MRIs and I don't know what I'd do if I was in an MRI device and there was an earthquake. I am sure a change of clothing would be involved. Jake Bronson has a brain tumor and has to have an MRI and guess what happens? But in his case the benefits far exceed the terror he feels during the quake. Once he settles down, he realizes he now has paranormal powers - amazing facility...more
BRAINRUSH, a Thriller (Book one) is a mixed genre book that seemed highly plausible to me. The book contains elements of the paranormal, military, and action/adventure. By paranormal, I don't mean ghost, goblins, witches and warlocks or even vampires.
The main character, Jake, is a former Air Force Pilot who faced death on his own terms more than once. Jake has friends that care so much for him th...more
The premise deals with the idea of having untapped abilities in our minds that can be unlocked. Jake Bronson is undergoing an MRI for terminal cancer when something happens that ignites amazing new abilitie...more
Jake develops enhanced physical and mental abilities after a head trauma during an MRI malfunction. The amazing change catches the attention of Luciano Battista who is leading an experiment to intentionally awaken these heightened abilities through the science of transcranial magnetic stimulation. But Battista's secret...more
I completely loved the idea of this story and was all too excited to dive right in, completely intrigued by the idea of Jake developing superhuman abilities from a freak accident, that left him the ultimate prize for a crazy terrorist! I absolutely loved how Richard Bard managed to cross the idea of superhuman abilities wit...more
This was an amazing joy ride from page one and I almost could not put it down. I got this book to review early on and I have no idea why I took so...more
Listed in the Wall Street Journal as the number-one Bestselling Action/Adventure in their "Readers Guide to Self-Published Big Sellers" (December 9, 2011).
When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent - including Battista, one of the world's most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, J...more
Author: Richard Bard
Genre: Thriller, suspense, a little romance, a little sci-fi, and a touch of paranormal - In other words, something for everyone!
Length: Approximately 312 pages
I'm completely exhausted after reading Brainrush.
In BRAINRUSH by RICHARD BARD we meet the terminally ill ex-combat pilot Jake Bronson as he is having an MRI to determine how much time he has left. As the MRI progresses, as often happens in California, an earthquake hits. Both Jake...more
Of course for that price, you don’t mind a little plot slushiness, or meandering dialogue. And whilst there were plenty of things that did' irritate me about the book, it really didn’t disappoint.
Brainrush begins with a setup of our hero, Jake, an ex-F16 Fighter Pilot, diagnosed with a brain tumour. An MRI that malfunctions due to an earthquak...more
Shortly after his skills improve, he demonstrates his vast memory banks in a bar scene which gets youtubed and attracts the attention of a rather vindictive terrorist (Battista) who abducts Jake. Along the way he becomes attached to one of Battista'...more
Jake Bronson had just had the rug pulled out from under him before his first combat mission... lymphoma. After radiation and chemo treatments failed, he was out of options. While in the middle of an MRI at the VA Medical Center in Santa Monica, an earthquake rocked the center and caused a power surge in the machine, causing Jake to have a seizure.
Little by little, after the incident, Jake discovered that the event had changed him, opening t...more
|Writers Worth: Reggie Ridgway Interview Brainrush Author Richard Bard||1||3||Sep 20, 2012 12:20PM|
As a young Air Force pilot, Richard was diagnosed with cancer and learned that he had only a few months to live. But he beat the odds. Now he writes about second chances in the BRAINRUSH thriller series.
He earned a management degree from the University of Notre Dame and after leaving the Air Force he ran three successful companies involving advanced security products and hi-tech displays used by U...more