This is the third book I have read by this author-- Mind's Eye ( see my review here ) and The Cure ( see my review here ) were books I absolutely loved and when I saw this came out-I rushed in to get it!!
If nothing else this book will make you think and possibly make you change your mind about certain topics. I believe I have written that religion has been the root of most of the evil doings in this world-and I still believe that-but what would happen if there was no religion at all--to every positive there is a negative, as this novel points out in a rather poignant way. What if belief in a higher being is an evolutionary adaptation? (I will still be wishing for PEACE ON EARTH anytime it is time for wish for something).
Scientists have made great strides and will make many many more soon--some are already in place in all probability-but have not been released to the public. However--is there an antidote if the bad guys get their hands on it, which they surely will. Mind control--it could be the salvation for some--but in the wrong hands--watch out!!!!
This is the story (fictitious I hope) of a brilliant scientist that went rogue and was planning something so atrocious it is mind boggling. He was able to implant thoughts in peoples brains-then wipe out their memory of it even happening! There was also an equally if not more brilliant female scientist whose theory it really was-how she ultimately stopped what the other guy was going to do was nothing short of brilliant.
Plenty of political intrigue--Hey-we all know politicians will say and do what is expedient at the time!
Douglas E. Richards knows his subject and there are plenty of references in the back that you can check out--I will be--I'm just hoping and praying that this particular technology is not around as of yet. He writes techno/thrillers that will definitely keep you reading at breakneck speed!!
About the Book: (from Amazom)
The breathtaking new technothriller from the New York Times bestselling author of WIRED.
What if it were possible to upload years of knowledge into your mind in hours? To become expert in multiple scientific fields, become an MD, or learn several languages -- in a single day? The benefit to humanity would be immense. But so would the danger . . .
Rachel Howard is a brilliant neuroscientist trying to make this capability a reality. But when she crosses paths with Kevin Quinn, a Secret Service agent desperately trying to kill the president, she finds herself at the epicenter of an insidious plot. A plot centered on the ultimate technological game changer. An utterly disruptive scientific breakthrough with the greatest power to transform civilization the world has ever seen.
Along with breakneck action and unexpected twists, GAME CHANGER explores the fascinating inner world of our minds, and takes a stunningly unique look at how science might someday be used to make profound alterations to the human psyche -- for better or worse.
"Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton." (SF Book.com)
"Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston)
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About the Author: (from Amazon)
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, 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.
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