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Wired (original 2012; edition 2012)

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Title:Wired
Authors:Douglas E. Richards
Info:Paragon Press (2012), Paperback, 352 pages
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Wired by Douglas E. Richards (2012)

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Intelligent, thought-provoking thriller. Really enjoyed it. ( )
  flightsafancy | Feb 2, 2014 |
Fabulous adventure...highly recommended! This is a well-crafted, superbly plotted piece of science fiction. The characters are interesting and remain believable. Plenty of action, surprises, twists. No faults to detract from the reading enjoyment. Explanations are easy to follow and woven into the story. Readers will find the ending satisfying and yet have plenty to think about (and will eagerly await the sequel...). ( )
  Carrie.Kilgore | Nov 29, 2013 |
A workman-like thriller that will put you in mind of Robert Heinlein's better adult novels. Maybe one can make that a rule; yesterday's cutting-edge SF is tomorrow's thriller for the general reading public. Not my typical reading choice but my reading group thought it was perfectly respectable as an entertainment. Sorry if it sounds like I'm damning this book with faint praise, but with so many books and so little time I'm very jealous of that which I have. ( )
  Shrike58 | Nov 18, 2013 |
I really liked this book. It had a lot of action, twists and turns u never knew who to trust. ( )
  twokidsnablanket | Nov 2, 2013 |
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. ( )
  Bookstooge | Sep 26, 2013 |
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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"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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