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Book Review - Mind's Eye - Douglas E Richards

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I had previous reviewed one of Douglas E Richards novels before "The Cure" ---it was certainly a ride I will never forget!. When asked if I would read and review Mind's Eye I said yes quicker then a New York Second. Am I ever glad I did. This book caught me from the first sentence and didn't let go until the last. I certainly did not guess what the ending would be nor who the real bad guy was.

Imagine waking up in a dumpster with no memory who you are or how you got there but know somehow that someone is out to kill you. This is what happens to Nick Hall--who also discovers to his dismay and possible sanity that he can hear EVERYTHING everyone is thinking!! Or almost everyone--then realizes he is also telepathic to a select few, and can access the internet with his mind and view it as if it were in front of him.

I want you all to read the first few chapters-click below-and tell me that you are not caught up almost immediately in this cloak and dagger techno thriller (if you dare that is!) I read this in one sitting--just couldn't let go--If I could give this book greater then a 5 I would!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

The breathtaking new science-fiction/technothriller from the New York Times bestselling author of WIRED.

"Richards is a tremendous new talent." --Stephen Coonts, 17-time New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

When Nick Hall wakes up in a dumpster--bloodied, without a memory, and hearing voices in his head--he knows things are bad. But they're about to get far worse. Because he's being hunted by a team of relentless assassins. Soon Hall discovers that advanced electronics have been implanted in his brain, and he now has two astonishing abilities. He can surf the web using thoughts alone. And he can read minds. But who inserted the implants? And why? And why is someone so desperate to kill him?

As Hall races to find answers, he comes to learn that far more is at stake than just his life. Because his actions can either catapult civilization to new heights--or bring about its total collapse.

Extrapolated from actual research on thought-controlled web surfing, Mind's Eye is a smart, roller-coaster ride of a thriller. One that raises a number of intriguing, and sometimes chilling, possibilities about a future that is just around the corner.

"Recalls the best of Michael Crichton. A keep-you-up-all-night thriller. Intense action, mind-blowing concepts, & breathtaking twists. Enjoy the ride." --Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Vault, on WIRED.

"Will keep you turning the pages all night long." --Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Impact, on The Cure.

Read the first couple of chapters here-you will be hooked!!

Purchase this book at Amazon here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Douglas E. Richards is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED and numerous other novels (see list below). 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. His essays have been featured in National Geographic, 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, visit his website at, and write to him at

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Near Future Science Fiction Thrillers by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED (Wired 1)
AMPED (Wired 2)
MIND'S EYE (Nick Hall 1)
BRAINWEB (Nick Hall 2)

Kids Science Fiction Thrillers (9 and up, enjoyed by kids and adults alike)
TRAPPED (Prometheus Project 1)
CAPTURED (Prometheus Project 2)
STRANDED (Prometheus Project 3)

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at

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I received an e-book version of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. For more information please check my Disclosure Statement. Our giveaways are in no way sponsored or promoted by Facebook.


Amberlee said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out! I love suspense novels!

mail4rosey said...

I like the 'look inside' feature. For me that can make or break a book. So can reviews!! Thank you for the introduction to this one, it is new to me, as is the author. Happy Thursday to you!!

Masshole Mommy said...

I love how you get into books & get lost in them the way you do. I don't think I've ever had that happen to me.

Taty said...

Crazy crazy situation to be in! Scary to think this could happen in the future

Rebecca said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to check it out! I love suspense novels!

Ashley Wintters said...

Wow. Sounds like a really interesting book!

FabulousPerks said...

I honestly don't think I've ever read a suspense novel. This one sounds really interesting. I wonder if I would get lost in it like you did. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I have never heard the phrase - faster than a New York second. You must have really loved that first book! This is one my oldest son would love to read. I will have to check out this author's other books as my son is hard to buy for when it comes to books.

Pam said...

Oh, I think that would be awful to read everyone's minds! Sounds like it would keep me agitated. The book sounds good though.

Sarah Bailey said...

What a fantastic sounding book - I'm going to check it out on amazon and read the first chapter now thank you x

Unknown said...

This sounds like a book that would keep me reading!

Tess said...

Sounds like a great book. I need to find out more about it!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

That is a great review and looks like a wonderful novel to read

Melanie Payne said...

I read this one last week, it actaully was hard to get through a bit and then finally ( the kids went to bed) ha. I liked the book

Unknown said...

I love these type of books! They keep you guessing right up until the end.

Pam said...

I would love to be able to access the internet with my mind and not a computer. How great would that be and believe me, I think that day is coming. Sounds like a real interesting book.

Liz Mays said...

Oh I do like the suspense in this. I am dying to know what happened to get him to that point.

Ashley Gill said...

This sounds very interesting to me... I think I'll have to read it. I think my husband would like it too. Waking up in a dumpster? Thats where you had me!

Nikki said...

This sounds like quite an intriguing book! I'll check it out!

BabsProjects said...

Now this is one book which appeals to me. I am intrigued after reading your review. So I will check it out.

Amanda Love said...

Oh this does sound like a great book that I would love to read. I love these page turners that just won't let go.

Journeys of The Zoo said...

So happy to hear that you enjoyed the second book as much as the first. Out of interest, what is a "New York Second"?

Love your reviews.

Besos, Sarah

Unknown said...

So, of course, I had to read the preview and, of course, I'm hooked...LOL...I can tell this is going to be a great read! Adding it to my Amazon Wish List.

Eliz Frank said...

It sounds like a great read for anyone who loves that genre. And for the bit you shared on the author, everyone is singing his praises. :-)

Unknown said...

I like when books letg you read the first bit to make sure you can get hooked before you buy it. It is easy to do this in book stores but not online until this came about.

Unknown said...

Cool! Would love tp read this. Very scifi and interesting

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