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Wired (2011)

by Douglas E. Richards

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Too over the top for my liking. The charters and plot line aren't believable. The only upside is the female character is strong and intelligent. ( )
  tabicham | Jul 22, 2017 |
I rated the sample I read 4stars, as the prologue and first chapter or two held some real promise of a kickass story.

And overall, this was a decent cyber-thriller. Near the middle it started getting philosophical/theological and denying the existence of God. Lots of psychobabble about evolution forcing" survival traits on humanity.

Then in the prologue it lost it for me. Started talking about humanity "helping" god become God, or perhaps humanity becoming god.

Done with this author." ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Fast paced up until the last chapter. The plot is full of espionage, gene manipulation, and old fashion military covert actions. Richard is a good versus evil plot with Kira and Desh stuck right in the middle. Like any action series, the heroes have extraordinary skills, are good looking, and have a MacGyver way of getting out of bad situation. This fits well within formulaic techno thriller genre, but the quality is similar what you would expect in a B movie. The epilogue was a disappointment and unnecessary. ( )
  bemislibrary | Jul 3, 2016 |
If I could I'd give it 2.5 stars. It's a fun read but it starts off very slowly, has many clichés and the ending is obvious.

Nevertheless it's slow beginning does pick up quickly and is a fun read. The premise-that a genius has developed a way to enhance intelligence is very interesting.

So, I'd recommend it with the proviso that its not the best nor the worst if the genre. ( )
  dham340 | May 10, 2015 |


Intelligent, thought-provoking thriller. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  flightsafancy | Feb 2, 2014 |
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"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome." -Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher (1844-1900)
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Bill Callan extended his silenced Ruger .45 and crept soundlessly toward the woman calling herself Pamela Saeks.
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"A keep-you-up-all-night thriller. Intense action, mind-blowing concepts, & breathtaking twists. Enjoy the ride." --Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of THE VAULT.

Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?

David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand. A game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history. . .

WIRED is a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, mind-expanding science, and intriguing concepts that readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.
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"Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania? David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand. A game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history"--Page 4 of cover.… (more)

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