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Book Review - The Cure - Douglas E. Richards

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I had never read any of Douglas E. Richards books before-I tend to not read Science Fiction too often, but this one had me curious. This is classified as a science fiction/technothriller and it is certainly a hold onto your hat you are going for a fast ride down a dangerous path kind of book. It really has a lot of twists and turns and kept me totally enthralled. This is one of those sci-fi books that you hope will continue being sci-fi for MANY more years to come!! Read it!!

The first chapter will have you cringing at what happens and is very graphic (or perhaps I have a vivid imagination)-but once you get past this the story unfolds-but that first chapter explains a lot of why things happen like they happen and why Erin Palmer does what she does and reacts the way she reacts--so just keep reading!


About the Book: (from Amazon)


Psychopaths cause untold misery. If you found the cure for this condition, just how far would you go to use it?

Erin Palmer had a devastating encounter with a psychopath as a child. Now a grad student and scientist, she's devoting her life to studying these monsters. When her research catches the attention of Hugh Raborn, a brilliant neuroscientist who claims to have isolated the genes responsible for psychopathic behavior, Erin realizes it may be possible to reverse the condition, restoring souls to psychopaths. But to do so, she'll not only have to operate outside the law, but violate her most cherished ethical principles.

As Erin becomes further involved with Raborn, she begins to suspect that he harbors dark secrets. Is he working for the good of society? Or is he intent on bringing humanity to its knees?

Hunted by powerful, shadowy forces, Erin teams up with another mysterious man, Kyle Hansen, to uncover the truth. The pair soon find themselves pawns in a global conspiracy--one capable of destroying everything Erin holds dear. And forever altering the course of human history . . .

At a time when society seems to be facing an epidemic of psychopathic monsters, The Cure explores this condition, and the surprisingly thorny ethical and moral dilemmas surrounding it, within an explosive, thought-provoking, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller that will have readers turning pages deep into the night.

This Book Can Be Purchased at Amazon



About the Author ( from his Amazon Author Page )


Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE (available now for pre-ordering) and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com




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29 comments :

Lexie Lane said...

This sounds really good! You really know how to write good reviews to get your audience into it because to be honest, I don't like reading science fiction. I like watching them though.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Not a big fan of sci-fi, but the plot looks interesting. :)

My Journey With Candida said...

I agree there are a lot of psychopaths out there right now... heck, each of us are probably a little psycho ourselves.

Maria Long said...

I need to broaden what I read all these books you read sound so interetsting and I stay on the chic books due to time to read:)

kristi said...

Wow. What an interesting story line! I would get into this book for sure.

Christy Maurer said...

It depends on my mood with what I read lol. This sounds really good. Like what would you do if you could cure the psychopaths? I think it would be worth the risk!

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

How great that you stepped out of your comfort zone and gave a sci-fi book a chance. I don't read a lot of science fiction myself either, but my interest can certainly be piqued.

Kristyn said...

i think my mom would really enjoy this book!

Ashley said...

Oh I like things about psychology and human behavior, this would be an interesting read I'm sure!

Corinne Schmitt said...

I love psychological thrillers and I also enjoy a good sci-fi book. This book sounds like a perfect marriage of the two! Thanks for sharing it.

mail4rosey said...

You did a great job generating interest here. I'm not a huge fan of scifi, but even I want to read it now. No joke. Thank you for the review.

Angela Addington said...

I have a friend that would absolutely love this book.
While I myself am not much into sci-fi, your review makes me want to read this one!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Sounds like a book I would not be able to put down until its finished. Great review. I am very interested. Thanks for sharing.

Becky McNeer said...

i'm such a wimp when it comes to these kind of books... but maybe i'll give it a read! great review!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

This sounds fantastic - I'm just getting into sci-fi more :) x

Melinda Dunne said...

I don't usually read Science Fiction much either. However, this sounds like an intense book that would keep me on the edge of my seat! I love book like that so I am going to have to check this out!

Alaina Bullock said...

Now this sounds like a great book! Definitely a nail-biter!

Mel Cole said...

It's interesting to read a book with characters dealing how to do impossible and supernatural things. Sounds like it has lots of thrilling chapters..

blessedchick said...

Not my type of book but your review make it sounds good.

Cynthia Landrie said...

Not sure this would be my type of book, but I know a couple of people who would like it, I will let them know.

Taylor said...

This sounds like an awesome book! Definitely my type of reading

Smash Bravo said...

How's about you send me a copy of this ebook? wink wink. It will be just between you and me. LOL. Seriously though this book sounds great, I love this exact kind. I have to note it down for sure.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I bow you Michele for your passion in reading. I can't even find the time to finish my second book, arghh,.

Jennifer Williams said...

Sounds like it would be a great book that I might want to skip the first chapter as I have a very vivid imagination and do not like gory details. Great review thank you

becca said...

this sounds like it could be interesting

Patricia Woolverton said...

I am not big into science fiction, however, I like the suspense of the book and definitely may look into this book.

Hobbies on a Budget said...

This reminds me of some Robin Cook books I used to read. Now I love to read light books that don't take much concentration.

nova hedges said...

Thrilling yet, very interesting novel.

April M. said...

I am not a science fiction fan. But i think my husband will like this.

 
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