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Preview — Brainrush by Richard Bard
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
I couldn't ask for anything else.
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
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
What an enjoyable read! The characters are likeable, the writing engaging and the plot fast-paced.
Usually with male authors writing male protagonists, I have a hard time connecting, but that wasn't an issue at all here. In fact, I really like the main character, and even the secondary characters have enough depth to inch their way into your heart.
I was able to follow along effortlessly with the action scenes, and found them both thrilling and believable. Really superb ...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
Around the world, a jihadist scie ...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
At first I thought this book would be similar to one I had read in the past! It quickly grabbed me into the story and it turned out totally different than what I had expected. This book kept me involved and held captive until the end. It turned out to be a fast paced action thriller that didn't stop. The characters were well developed and very believable. This book takes the reader from the residential streets of Modesto to the party streets of Venice to the heavily occupied mountain ...more
This is not a one-star book because it does have a good premise and a solid beginning. It just unravels really fast into a hot mess of paranormal activities, action, gun fights, terrorists, telepathy, riddles, high-powered explo ...more
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
|Writers Worth: Reggie Ridgway Interview Brainrush Author Richard Bard||1||4||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