I don't know whether I want to say Yikes or Wow to this technothriller. One thing for certain--I will be thinking about this book for many years to come. The author does tell you at the end which technologies are already here-or close to it--and which are imaginary (at least for now). It delves into (if only briefly) several of humanities ageless questions. The one I have been stuck on for many years (how does a single egg cell multiply into an entire human being) is not answered in here unfortunately--we may never know. The use of hypnosis, which can actually be proved by me, is only as effective as the willingness of the the person to accept it. I was hypnotized to stop eating chocolate at one time--unbeknownst to me someone asked the hypnotist to get me to stop smoking at the same time. I stopped eating chocolate to the extent I had been---I never did stop smoking! As this book points out--the sub conscience rules more of our behavior then people realize!
Douglas E. Richards has never failed to write a book that I didn't thoroughly enjoy and that didn't get me thinking!!!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
A mind-blowing new technothriller from the NY Times bestselling author of WIRED
Omar Haddad is a brutal jihadist in Syria who appears to be invulnerable and capable of supernatural feats. But is Haddad divine, as he claims? Is he a gifted magician? Or is he making use of a stunning scientific breakthrough? And what, exactly, is keeping him from unleashing the global apocalypse he's so eager to bring about?
Brennan Craft, a quirky quantum physics genius, has the answers, and the US military is desperate to capture him. But when Craft risks everything to recruit a Black Ops researcher named Alyssa Aronson, it becomes clear he's playing a treacherous game of his own.
Hunted by both the military and Haddad, Craft and Alyssa race to find a way to keep the unstoppable jihadist in check. But there may not be any way. And Alyssa soon fears that Craft is becoming an even bigger threat to the world than Omar Haddad . . .
Quantum Lens is a smart, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller, packed with intriguing ideas that readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.
"Richards is a tremendous new talent" (Stephen Coonts) who can "keep you turning the pages all night long" (Douglas Preston)
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.
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)
QUANTUM LENS SPLIT SECOND GAME CHANGER
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)
OUT OF THIS WORLD THE DEVIL'S SWORD
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