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Book Review-Game Changer-Douglas E. Richards

Monday, June 20, 2016


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.

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

Liz Mays said...

Oh wow, I never thought about a scientist flipping out like that. I'm with you on hoping it's fictitious. It sure makes for a great story.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I enjoy a good mystery, and some thrillers. The ability to implant thoughts and then remove the memory of that happening reminds me of a movie I saw once.

Caitlin Elisabeth said...

i def need to look into this book :)

Jennifer Johnson said...

This sounds like a great read! I love finding authors that I love, makes it so easy to pick out the next book to read when you love their other books.

Bernadette Callahan said...

I love books like this. I love a good crazy scientist and a mystery.

Lisa Weidknecht said...

This book sounds like I might cause me some sleeplessness! I'd probably stay awake all night reading it. Thanks for a great review!

Neely said...

This sounds like a great pool read! I love books that suck you in!

Myrah Duque said...

Definitely a must read! We will be doing lots of traveling and relaxing so books will be read!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like a very interesting read indeed that I want love to read. It would also be something my sons would love to read too. This book can really make a person think. Thanks for sharing a great review.

Kate & Mark - Vagrants Of The World Travel said...

Thanks for giving me an idea for my next book to read! I'm sure I'll be caught up in the book with my eyes glued to it in no time!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love the scientific theme in this book. It adds an air of mystery to the entire plot.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think it is great that this book touches on the age old debate between religion and Science. That should certainly make for an engaging read.

Eliz Frank said...

It sounds like an interesting read. Anything that challenges our norms on science and religion brings up a lot of questions. I imagine the same applies to this novel.

Marielle Altenor said...

I didn't know of Douglas E. Richards before and is works. Going to go check him out because he writes the sort of books I love reading.

Lulu said...

Technothriller is something my husband would love to read. Thank you for the review.

Betsy Barnes said...

This sounds like a really interesting read, a world without religion. I like this kind of thriller too!

Natalie said...

I love to read books that make me think! I will have to tell my dad about this too.

Lanette Lewis said...

I like to read sometimes when I'm not busy

Lois M. said...

A new to me author - sounds interesting! :)

Rose-Marie said...

This sounds fascinating. It does cause you to wonder if new abilities like Crispr get in the hands of the bad guys..... does make for a good story!

Lisa Queen said...

This sounds great. I bet it is one you won't put down until you're finished. Thanks for the review.

Nicole Ackerman said...

good review~

Laura said...

This sounds like a great read! I'll have to add it to my to-read list. Thank you for sharing!

Crafty Zoo said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Endrizzi said...

This sounds like my kind of book! Awesome review!

rosel said...

A must read...

Kathleen Kelly said...

Interesting review! I love these kind of novels, scary that some of this stuff could happen.

katy said...

That sounds like a great book! It certainly is mind-provoking.

Sandra Caballero said...

I'm going to let my sister know about this book. She love to read.

Steph said...

Sounds like an awesome book. I like reading reviews before picking a new book so thanks for sharing!!

Wacky Weirdo said...

Book seems pretty interesting. Might have to check it out.

Wanda Bergman said...

I love technothrillers and would love to read this new book.

susan1215 said...

This sounds like a great pool read! I love thrillers.

Melissa Jones said...

Thank you for this terrific review. I definitely need to look into this book.

Pam Gurganus said...

I've been looking for a new author to read, and this book sounds like something I'd really enjoy!

Rachel Beltz said...

I hope nothing like that ever happens heh! I am definitely adding this to my bookshelf!

Norma said...

Sounds like a thrilling read!

Sandra Watts said...

I saw this book and thought it sounded good. Thanks for your review. It was great!

Ronald Gagnon said...

Wonderful review..stimulating and provocative...however I do not believe that Religion is the worst cause..though there definitely have been many horrors througjout the years...I think it is just greed,jealousy and selfishness

Jerry Marquardt said...

I would like to thank you for your continued useful reviews especially the Book Review on Game Changer by Douglas E. Richards. I look forward to following your blog in the future.

 
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