Thursday, November 3, 2016

Book Review : Mind War by Douglas E. Richards

Synopsis : 

Nick Hall returns in a riveting stand-alone thriller, set in a stunning future that is rapidly approaching.

From the NY Times bestselling author whose books have been downloaded over a million times.

Nick Hall has revolutionary electronics implanted in his brain that allow him to read minds--including thoughts, memories, and even intent. He can know the passwords, future strategies, and innermost secrets of anyone he chooses, making him the most formidable man alive. But his status as the only mind reader in the world is about to change . . .

Soon Hall is fighting for his life as he races to stop an unimaginably despicable terror plot. But his problems are only beginning. Because when a member of his inner circle betrays him, and the secret to mind reading leaks out, he is forced to wage war against a merciless mind reader of nearly unequaled brilliance. One who will stop at nothing to kill Hall, his colleagues, and the woman he loves. And one who is intent on ushering in a dramatic transformation of the human species--even at the cost of billions of lives.

Based on actual research on computer-assisted mind reading, MindWar is a roller-coaster ride of a thriller. One that raises a number of intriguing possibilities about a future that is just around the corner.

Review :

I always love to read story from Mr Richards. I know his writing. Always full of suprised and twist that none can match. But unfortunately for this book, it was quite not up to his usual standard. Nothing wrong with the story and the characters. Actually it was very good. It just looks like that he write the story in a hurry. Either the opening and middle was too long or the ending was too short.

The story itself was a little too "nightmarish" for my liking. I mean usually Mr Douglas main characters managed to defeat the enemy but on this case, it was an open ended. Don't take me wrong I love story with open ending. It just doesn't work this time. Not too mention, the open ending story could be backfired for Mr Richard Nick Hall series sequel. Anyway, I still have high confidence that his next science fiction books will be great. Really recommend this book for science fiction thriller lovers.

My ratings : 4.5 of 5


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