By Marcus Sakey
The brilliants replaced everything.
Since 1980, 1% of the realm has been born with presents we'd merely dreamed of. the power to feel a person's so much intimate secrets and techniques, or are expecting the inventory industry, or circulation almost unseen. For thirty years the realm has struggled with a becoming divide among the exceptional...and the remainder of us.
Now a terrorist community led through brilliants has crippled 3 towns. grocery store cabinets stand empty. 911 calls cross unanswered. fans are burning humans alive.
Nick Cooper has continuously fought to make the realm greater for his young ones. As either a super and an consultant to the president of the USA, he's opposed to every little thing the terrorists symbolize. yet as the US slides towards a devastating civil warfare, Cooper is pressured to play a video game he dares now not lose-because his competitors have their very own imaginative and prescient of a higher world.
And to arrive it, they're keen to burn this one down.
From Marcus Sakey, "the grasp of the aware web page turner" (Gillian Flynn) and "one of our greatest storytellers" (Michael Connelly), ebook of the Brilliance Saga is a constant thrill experience that may swap how you examine your world-and the folks round you.
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Even if it was important business. High maintenance, that girl. But he had to admit the sex made it worthwhile. She’d get over it. Stillman said, “It’s been taken care of. ” “Oh? ” Jesus, talk about high maintenance. Feist. Another piece of work. But he couldn’t afford to piss him off. “Once this job’s done, you can take vacation any time you damn well please. Look at it this way: if you did your job tonight, you’re done. If not . . we’ll just have to try again. More money for you. That’s all I’m saying.
We can grow embryonic stem cells in tissue culture but they’ve blocked this too. ” Fisher seemed to be following. He said, “Interesting stuff. ” Jon laughed. “No. It’s easy to grow mice stem cells into cells that appear to be neurons, but the problem is they don’t form connections—synapses—that transfer information from cell to cell. That’s what Wayne and I’ve been working on. Just recently we solved this problem with a special mixture of hormone-like chemicals called nerve growth factors that dictate how cells grow.
Jon settled into the bed while the nurse checked his pressure, the image of Gabe’s murder still flashing through his mind. Fisher stood facing the window. Right now, Jon told himself, the most important thing was to nail the sons of bitches who killed Gabriel. Taking out his frustration and anger on Fisher would accomplish nothing. The nurse ripped loose the Velcro, folded the cuff into a bundle, stuffed it back into the wall holder. ” Jon liked the way the man said it, without a hint of accusation, as if he really did understand his anger.
A Better World (Brilliance Saga, Book 2) by Marcus Sakey