Amped by Douglas E. Richards

By Douglas E. Richards

The highly-anticipated sequel to the new york occasions & united states this day bestseller, stressed, which used to be additionally the number 1 bestselling Kindle ebook of 2011 in significant different types, "technothrillers" and "science fiction" (19th overall).

Kira Miller is a superb scientist who discovers how you can briefly develop human IQ to dizzying degrees. yet this transcendent intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania. decided to exploit her discovery to propel human civilization to a better airplane, regardless of this part impact, Kira and ex-special forces operative David Desh recruit a small crew of entire scientists, all of whom are correctly off the grid. Or so that they imagine . . .

Soon Kira and her crew are combating for his or her lives opposed to unknown yet strong adversaries. Worse nonetheless, whereas at the run and being relentlessly attacked from all quarters, Kira comes throughout facts of savage acts that the improved model of Desh stored hidden, even from himself. Now either she and Desh needs to query every little thing they suspect they comprehend. Can they belief one another? Can they even belief themselves?

And all of the whereas, the best chance of all could be coming from a wholly unforeseen course. A hazard that may result in devastation on a world scale. And time is instantly working out . . .

Like its predecessor, AMPED is a brilliant mystery full of breakneck motion, unforeseen twists, brilliant technology, and philosophical and moral options readers should be considering lengthy after they've learn the final web page.

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A film. Cool. A documentary? " Pellam, Sonny thought. Pellam. Pell-am. He pictured the name and spoke it over and over and over in his mind until, like the top of a column of smoke, it was there but was no longer visible. "At first," she continued, looking at the cowboy's, at Pellam's lean face, "it was like there was nothing wrong, then all of a sudden there were flames everywhere. " She carried a heavy briefcase stamped Ernst & Young in gold and with her free hand twined her short red hair nervously about her index finger.

So, arson was suspected. That would explain the speed of the fire. Ettie nodded uneasily at the men. "Mrs. " the oldest of the men asked. He was in his mid-forties. Thin shoulders and a belly that could use a little shrinking. He wore jeans and wind-breaker and Pellam noticed a very large revolver on his hip. "I'm Fire Marshal Lomax. This is my assistant—" He nodded at a huge young man, bodybuilder. " One of the cops turned to Pellam and asked him to leave. "No, no," Ettie protested, "he's my friend.

Yellow newspaper had replaced one. The other was blocked by a faded box of Post Toasties. Pellam stared at the decrepit building then checked to make sure he had the name right. He did. Send your fax. . He pushed inside. There was no waiting room, just a single large room of an apartment converted into an office. The place was jam-packed with papers, briefs, books, some bulky, antiquated office equipment—a dusty, feeble computer and a fax machine. A hundred law books, some of which were still sealed in their original, yellowing cellophane wrappers.

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