This is the 6th book I've read by this author--and as with all the others it kept me enthralled and reading. The scenarios portrayed could be all too real and somewhat frightening. He is a master at writing science fiction thrillers-I kid you not! With all that is going on with terrorists these days and all the crooked politicians surrounding us (from both parties!!) this is one of those book scenarios that could possibly happen. If this series isn't made into a movie I will be very surprised. This can be read as a stand alone but I suggest you read book 1-there is a continuation here. I already have book 3 and will get to read it soon. I really want to know if the 6 major players are able to -------oops--can't give that away!
One other thing I would like to sat-You will never again look at the internet or the cloud in the same way again!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
When the Academy Awards become the target of a brutal terror attack, only one man can stave off massive bloodshed.
MIND'S EYE, the novel that introduced Nick Hall, was a runaway Kindle bestseller. Now Hall returns in a riveting stand-alone thriller, set in an Internet future that is just around the corner. From the New York Times bestselling author of WIRED.
Nick Hall, an unwilling recipient of brain implants, can surf the Web with his thoughts and read minds. And while this makes him one of the most formidable men on earth, he is determined to stay off the grid.
But when terrorists seize control of the Academy Awards and vow to butcher the world's most beloved stars, one by one, in front of an international television audience, Hall is forced to reveal his astonishing capabilities.
Now, power players around the world will stop at nothing to capture him. And as the secretive group working with Hall begins to unravel, he is sure of only two things: he has been betrayed by someone close to him. And the stakes he is playing for could not be any higher . . .
Based on actual research on thought-controlled Web surfing, BrainWeb is a smart thriller that raises a number of intriguing possibilities about a future that is rapidly approaching.
Be sure to look for MindWar (Nick Hall 3)
"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 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.
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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)
OUT OF THIS WORLD
THE DEVIL'S SWORD
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