Thursday, 7 July 2011

WIRED - Douglas E Richards

Synopsis - Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?

David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand. A game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history. (Taken from http://www.douglaserichards.com)


Review - I won this e-book from LibraryThing Members Giveaways.  Douglas E Richards is a science fiction author who has received rave reviews for his series of works.  The author has studied molecular biology to high standard and has worked with various TV channels and magazines.


Excellent, gripping, well written, great plot, pacy, strong characters, a brilliant thriller.  What more can I say?  This book is well written with great characters both good and bad.  So many twists and turns that you did not know who would be friend or foe.  I loved the scientific concept which may seem a bit far fetched at present, but the author does make the reader realise that science is advancing rapidly and this concept could not be outside of the realm in years to come.  A pacy, page turner which I found very difficult to put down.  The reader is certainly kept on their toes.  A wonderful twist at the end which was completely unexpected.  I liked the prologue which introduced us to Kira and the epilogue rounded up the story very nicely.  The love interest was kept very low key which did not detract or feel essential to the plot until the end when all was revealed.  Highly recommended.  If you like a good, pacy thriller with a bit of the scientific, techie, geeky stuff thrown in, then this is well worth reading.  5*

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