The Pain Colony
Hidden deep in the desert, true believers suffer extreme pain to show their devotion to Purification.
…unaware that they will soon be victims of the most chilling medical discovery in human history.
DEA Special Agent Peter Malloy is no stranger to the devastating impact of drugs. So when six bodies turn up with surgical ports in their spines, he’s sure a potent new opioid is the culprit. But...more
Wow, a very interesting story that takes a look at gene editing inside a human body, and shows what a person can become. A very different approach by some rich scientists who use a thesis from college by a young woman interested in the uses of pain. Her thesis comes to life with her unaware, and being used as a name involved in everything when in reality she has no clue!
A fascinating adventure that is intriguing and real ...more
"Your name. It's mine now. What's your name?"
This book was so much better than I was expecting based on the synopsis. I would love to see it be made into a movie or TV show. The big twist at the end was so unexpected. 100% recommended. ...more
I just happened upon this book while perusing the Amazon Kindle book selection and decided to try my luck with it after reading the intriguing description. I am SO excited to see that Shanon Hunt is writing a follow up to this book - it seriously cannot come soon enough for me!
WARNING - this book will keep you on the edge of your seat to the point you won't want to stop reading....and then when you finish it, you will want more!
The themes of the novel were intriguing. I loved the element of science within the thriller of the book. It was intricate and incredibly thought out.
There were times where I didn't know whose perspective was who, but it got easier after a while, and I loved how Layla's memories were written in first person; felt ...more
Allison is scapegoat, has FBI watching her every move, she is trying to find out what’s going on in her company. Involvement of a cult that deals with pain, The Pain Colony. Great story lots of twists, turns and secrets. Money, greed, illegal experimentation on humans. You have got to read this page turner.
If this is a glimpse into the world of tomorrow, may I leave this earth today. A scientifically altered society, where human beings must meet the criteria of profound perfection, devised by the few, under the guise of alleviating pain and suffering. Where minds are erased and alternate memories are created. No thanks. I'll stick with imperfection. One scary look into a future that just may happen.
A pharmaceutical industry executive for 15 years inspired by Eliot’s words, Hunt has parlayed a powerful gene-editing mechanism called CRISPR with her own experience of cutting-edge medical advances into an edge-of-your-seat debut suspense thriller called The Pain Colony (Narrow Ledge Publishing).
Let’s hope it’s not her last ...more
This story had a very twisted plot that I really got into. The idea of down-regulating pain genetically was mind-blowing to me. I thought it was absolutely brilliant! Also, having injection ports left in people's backs as a tell-tale sign of addiction was a great clue, I thought. All of it was just terrific. Between the evil drug people and the evil cult you didn't know who to be afraid of, this story was great!
This is an amazing story well worth reading. There is a lot going on. My only complaint is the story is somewhat disjointed. Pay attention or you could miss something! To my complete dismay I figured out the ending not far into the book. I don't look ahead so it was not totally spoile!
This book started off with such a bang that I couldn't wait to get to the whodunit. But alas it meandered on at a snails pace until I lost all hope . Literally dragged myself to the conclusion. How could it all go so wrong? It's as if someone else took over the writing midway. Maybe a c!one!
Once you’ve started you will have trouble putting this book down. Questions are asked and events are depicted that could be in full production all across the world. Which side of the tale or reality will your human existence place you in.....admiration and excitement or abject fear.
From the look of things this is the author's first book. How do I know that? The book was so good it was impossible to put down and when I was finished I was hoping there was a sequel. This book was a great read and I highly recommend it. I really hope the author decides to continue writing more about the "Pain Colony" I would really like more on the characters and subject matter.
This is my first exposure to Erin deWard, but I've been a fan of Noah Michael Levine for a while now. Both narrators have a wonderful array of distinct voices and are phenomenal at both vocal inflections and matching their reading tempo to the tension in the scene.
While Noah is a bit better at opposite-gender voices than Erin is, she is an ...more