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Cracked Open

(Mindjack #5)

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Zeph always knew he was a weapon. He didn't count on being a spy.He'd made a dangerous bargain with the Director of Jacker Technologies at DARPA-he would let Wright test his mutant mindjack ability if she'd release his parents. Simple. Occasionally painful. And the screams of his victims fill his nightmares. But it will be worth it as long as she can't crack open his head ...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published July 14th 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lola If I am correct this series will have 6 books in total. The first three books are Kira's story and book 4-6 is Zeph's story. So the last three books a…moreIf I am correct this series will have 6 books in total. The first three books are Kira's story and book 4-6 is Zeph's story. So the last three books are all from Zeph's point of view.(less)
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Lola
I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed this book

Every time I pick up a Susan Kaye Quinn novel I am once again impressed with how well she writes these books. The pace moves along well, I easily get pulled into the story and I just want to keep reading. She makes me care about these characters and the side characters are great too. Cracked Open was a great read.

There's a lot going on in this book, but not so much that it gets overwhelming, it all ties together nicely. An
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Veronica of V's Reads
This is the fifth book in the MindJack series where humans have evolved the ability to broadcast their thoughts--but the new wrinkle is mindreaders who can hijack your brain. These "mindjackers" are a super powerful minority, being hunted for experimentation and extermination. And Zeph, a "locksmith" mindjacker who can lock and unlock the toughest minds, will do whatever it takes to keep himself and his family safe.

In LOCKED TIGHT, book four, Zeph allied himself with some horrifying persons in t
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Sandy S
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 15, 2017

Zeph always knew he was a weapon. He didn’t count on being a spy.
But he made a dangerous bargain with the Director of the Jacker Technologies Division of DARPA—he’d let Wright test his mutant mindjack ability if she’d release his parents. Simple. Occasionally painful. And the screams of his victims fill his nightmares. But it will be worth it as long as she can’t crack open his head and find out his sister, with her super-surge jack-ability, is s
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Bambi-Nini
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
sehr ereignisreich und spannung bis zuletzt

Achtung: 5. Band der Mindjack-Reihe. Inhaltliche Spoiler zu den Vorgängern vorhanden.

Die Ereignisse setzen kurz nach den Geschehnissen des Vorgängerbandes ein, alle begonnenen Handlungsstränge werden fortgeführt.
Die Welt der Leser und Jacker ist sehr komplex und wurde bereits von vielen Ereignissen erschüttert. Zahlreiche Figuren versuchen in der Politik oder Forschung eine Verschiebung der Machtverhältnisse zu erzielen. Zwar konnte ich mich an die grob
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Adena
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In a world where everyone can read minds, keeping secrets is a dangerous business. As a mindjacker with the unique ability to lock and unlock minds, Zeph is able to pass as a mindreader for his super paranoid jacker hating boss, while pretending to spy for the government but secretly helping the jacker resistance. After years of fighting to stay hidden and concealing his abilities, Zeph finally realizes that he needs to discover the full extend of his capabilities. He juggles his secret lives wh ...more
Samantha Sterling
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this newest installment of the Mindjack Series. The second installment told from Zeph's perspective, we watch as all of the balls he is attempting to juggle in the air manage to interconnect with each other and follow along as Zeph attempts to navigate through it all.
What I have enjoyed most about this story, and preceding installments of this series is how the world building grows with each story and the complexity of the story is enhanced the further along the reader goes. The tone o
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Smimo Do
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
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Susan (The Book Bag)
I just love this series. I am constantly amazed that this author can continue to take me back to the exciting, futuristic world of mindreaders and mindjackers where I just want more.

Zeph is a good guy but finds himself on the wrong side, agreeing to do things that he wouldn't normally do, in order to get his family back and to keep them safe. As he plays one side against the other, it's hard to tell who will win.

SKQ keeps this series alive by coming up with exciting new plots and adventures. T
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Christinaraven
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another chapter in the Mindjack series told from Zeph's point of view is out to get addicted to. Zeph has decided to "work" with the fun Dr Wright to hopefully find and rescue his parents and learn whatever he can to survive. Full of action, twists, wondering what/who's side is Zeph is in this chapter, and other outright fun, I thought it was a great read. Kept me guessing just enough that the time flew by and I was done. I was hooked from the first chapter again as had to see what twists I was ...more
Rita
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put this down. The story kept pulling me in. The dilemmas Zeph faces are truly horrible - but can absolutely see how they come about and that is scary. Have bought third and final book in series ...more
Jackie
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. What a privilege to read this superb book. This is a continuation of a series, but hopefully there'll be more to come, not the end. So intriguing. It's a definitely not to be missed book. Received an ARC, but would buy it and review anyway. ...more
Becky Clark
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The concept is scary

Excellent story telling. Scary concept. Parallels to the present day and bigotry that is effecting all of us. I'm glad I already purchased the next book...picking it up now!
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Elizabeth
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Almost impossible to put down!! I have loved all the previous books, but this one is takes twists, turns, & impossible situations to a whole new level. An absolute Must Read! I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Jessica Campbell
Riveting story!

I couldn't put it down. Another amazing story by Susan Kaye Quinn. I absolutely love this series! Can't wait for more!
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Kristie
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Captivating


I have sho loved all of these books, it has made me wish I liked to write more and had a imagination worth letting others discover
Barb
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Did ya ever want to smack someone in the head and say "grow up and pick a side"! That being said, I am addicted to this series Mindjack: Zeph! ...more
Quartknee
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really great series. I'm loving how it's evolving. ...more
Jenna
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loves these series
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The Mysterious Reader
This installment of the Mindjack series is a continuation of Zelph's story, and there's at least one more tale in this particular story arc. Delphi is a fascinating character and he - as well as the series itself - is getting increasingly layered and complex as time goes on. It's a real pleasure to follow along. The Mindjack stories have been a wonderfully thrilling ride so far, and cracked open is no exception. Great plot, wonderfully crafted (and continually evolving) lead and supporting chawr ...more
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Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French,
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Other books in the series

Mindjack (5 books)
  • Open Minds (Mindjack #1)
  • Closed Hearts (Mindjack #2; Mindjack: Kira #2)
  • Free Souls (Mindjack #3; Mindjack: Kira #3)
  • Locked Tight (Mindjack #4; Mindjack: Zeph #1)

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