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Wired by Douglas E. Richards
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Jun 08, 12

Read from June 01 to 08, 2012

Douglas E. Richards, author with a master’s in molecular biology, has given us the thrill of a lifetime in his book, Wired. This thriller brings scientific entanglements for the characters that keep the reader on the edge of his (or at least, my!) seat. Richards’ talent with twisting plots and keeping his science to a level that anyone can follow (without seeming to talk to us non-scientific types as idiots) left me in awe at the never-ending possibilities of his scenes.
Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer that discovers a temporary solution to tapping the unknown regions of our brains. There are folks out there who want that tapped for their own ends, putting her in danger. In comes David Desh, former special forces operative, to save the day. His job is to corral this woman who seemingly has psychotic tendencies because people around her have been dying her whole life. But wait! There’s more!

It’s not as easy as you’d think to capture this super brain woman, Desh has to use every possible method and source at his disposal, which is considerable. When they do meet . . . well, I’ll let you figure that out when you read the book.

I will say, I’m normally able to figure out who did it about halfway through the book. This time, however, it took me until almost the end, which is saying something indeed! About 1/3 of the way through, I thought I had it, then BOING! I got a twist to the plot. I figured it out again, or so I thought, about ½ way through. Well, the author obviously likes to play with my mind because BOING! Another twist! Let’s say he knows how to hold his reader’s attention throughout.

Warning: Don’t read this book at night if you have to get up the next morning, or you’ll miss the alarm clock because you stayed up too late reading.

And just to keep us in his evil plot to make us want to know more, what did he do next? He wrote a sequel! Oh man! Now I have another book to read!

I give this a resounding 5 of 5 wows!

DISCLAIMER: I received this book from LibraryThing Member Giveaway in return for an honest review.
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