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Amped | [Douglas E. Richards]

Amped

Kira Miller is a brilliant scientist who discovers how to temporarily boost human IQ to dizzying levels. But this transcendent intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania. Determined to use her discovery to propel human civilization to a higher plane, despite this side effect, Kira and ex-special forces operative David Desh recruit a small group of accomplished scientists, all of whom are safely off the grid. Or so they think...
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Kira Miller is a brilliant scientist who discovers how to temporarily boost human IQ to dizzying levels. But this transcendent intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania. Determined to use her discovery to propel human civilization to a higher plane, despite this side effect, Kira and ex-special forces operative David Desh recruit a small group of accomplished scientists, all of whom are safely off the grid. Or so they think...

Soon Kira and her team are fighting for their lives against unknown but powerful adversaries. Worse still, while on the run and being relentlessly attacked from all quarters, Kira comes across evidence of savage acts that the enhanced version of Desh kept hidden, even from himself. Now both she and Desh must question everything they think they know. Can they trust each other? Can they even trust themselves?

And all the while, the greatest threat of all may be coming from an entirely unexpected direction. A threat that could lead to devastation on a global scale. And time is quickly running out...

Like its predecessor, Amped is a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-blowing science, and philosophical and ethical concepts listeners will be contemplating long after they've finished listening.

©2012 Douglas E. Richards (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Amped to be better than the print version?

    I liked both characters Kira Miller and David Desh. They complimented each other through out the book. There is an unusual premise, which, though hard to swallow, the author is able to get you to suspend reality fairly well, and makes the story work. It has that different bent to it that provides both a sci-fi premise and a good suspense story. I found this added greatly to the read. It led me to getting the audio book as well. I don't want to give away the author's basic thesis. Suffice it to say it's an interesting 'what if'.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David Desh and Kira Miller. Like meatballs and spaghetti. They simply worked as a couple from beginning to end.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending, but I can't give it away.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Amped works for me. But I think the first book in the series would make a better movie.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a matter of taste. If you liked the movie with Scarlett Johanson 'Lucy' then you'll like 'Wired' and 'Amped'.

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    mindseye18 02-15-15
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    Good story with good characters. I am fan of the author. He has done some good work.

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