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Terminal Point

(Strykers Syndicate #2)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Blade Runner meets X-Men in this follow-up to Mind Storm where humanity faces extinction and it's up to a group of rogue psions to save society

Fans of Charles Stross and Hannu Rajaniemi will lose themselves in this adventure as Threnody Corwin and her team of rogue Strykers contend with the aftermath of the events in Mind Storm and the unlocking of a new kind of psion powe
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Powerful sequel to last year's Mind Storm, this is not your gentle discovery of psion talent (telepathy, empath, precog) found in early works of Anne McCaffrey or Andre Norton.

Nathan, the head of the Serca family, and the most powerful psion in the world, has coerced and fooled the World Court and is in the midst of his plan to take over the Ark, the escape star ship transporting the "clean" humans to Mars to start a new world. He plans to rule Mars and use the humans as his chattels. His rebell
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the first book about the radiation ravaged world where some people have mutated as "psions"- with abilities including telepathy, telekinesis, empathy, fire-starting, electrokinesis. This book starts where the other left off- Lucas Serca is leading a team of rogue psions and human scavengers in a battle against his elitist father (who is secretly a powerful psion) and the World Court of uncontaminated humans who command a force of psions forced to protect humans. In addition to s ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hack The Planet!!!

They're TRASHING our rights, man! They're TRASHING the flow of data! They're TRASHING! the earth! HACK THE PLANET!
Hack brains, computers, satellites, babies DNA. Hack it all!
A good, brutal, bloody, violent follow up to Mind Storm.
Mind Storm took a little while to get to know the players so this book was easier to follow. A little more character development would have helped. Made the deaths of main characters a little more emotional.

Information is power.
The control of informati
Jessica Strider
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Pros: lots of action, powerful characters had limitations, complex plot gets resolved

Cons: hard to believe just how much Lucas's group achieves with so little rest and time to heal from previous injuries

This is the second volume of the Stryker Syndicate duology that started with Mind Storm. The action starts directly where Mind Storm ended, with Lucas and his group heading to the Arctic while their actions in Buffalo cause problems for the Strykers, the Warhounds and the World Court. The World C
Myron Brown
Aug 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Terminal Point is the conclusion to the story that began in Mind Storm. Lucas, Threndoy and their band of Strykers are targeting the food supply that is heading to Mars ahead of the rich humans who are hoping to colonized the planet while leaving the unfortunately including the psions they bred to carry out their dirty work. The stakes become higher and a lot of the mysteries from the first book are revealed. Ruiz provides a stronger understanding of the world she created. Be warned the body cou ...more
Casey Hansen
Oct 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Terminal Point was a decent read, continues where Mindstorm left off, a lot of action, very little character development, although this time there is no back story to also fill in for the lack of character development. I found the plot sufficient and Ruiz does paint a good post apocalyptic world but the lack of a true main character, often varying between different people with different purposes. All in all a fine book for those who like sci-fi or those that enjoy a lot of action.
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
Fast paced sci-fi that serves up a solid conclusion from its predecessor and a few interesting surprises. It reads like an action movie. The pace leaves little room for characterization, however; the primary goal here is to get from point A to point B, and so we still get little background or insight into many of the characters. Sometimes you feel almost as breathless as the characters themselves who just don't seem to get a break.
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with the Strykers Syndicate novels because of the characters; characterisation certainly being one of Ruiz's strength. While the pacing was relatively good, I felt that there was too much description of the world at the beginning of chapters that disrupted the flow of the story for me. Overall, I really enjoyed reading both books in the series and look forward to more from Ruiz.
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
A disappointing wrap to the first book, with most favorite characters killed off and nothing really solved or wrapped up. Even if more books are added to this, I have no interest in pursuing the remaining characters lives. Too bad, since I really liked the first book so well!! :(
Jul 31, 2012 rated it did not like it
I just could not finish this novel, the story is too much of a stretch for me to get into it. Too many people with magical powers all doing the impossible. Characters are poorly developed and lack depth so there is no connection with any of them.
Sep 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Good completion of this book duo..neither of the pair can stand alone. I hope the author moves to new ideas and worlds...
Feb 29, 2012 marked it as to-read
Adventure and survival. Why wouldn't I want to read this?
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K. M. Ruiz lives in California with a cat or two for company and the occasional earthquake. She earned a B.A. in English and a minor in American Indian Studies from San Francisco State University. She likes her movies loud, her music louder, and when not writing, spends the rest of her time looking for her next cup of coffee.

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Strykers Syndicate (2 books)
  • Mind Storm (Strykers Syndicate, #1)