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Publisher's Summary

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in - and betray his own kind.

From Marcus Sakey, "a modern master of suspense" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of our best storytellers" (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.

©2013 Marcus Sakey (P)2013 Brilliance Audio

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Great

I really enjoyed this book. A very interesting premise with really good character development and an excellent narration.

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Couldn't get past the narration

I probably would have kept listening to this based on the story, but the narration was so terrible that I just couldn't get past it. The voices for all the women turn them into shrieking, breathless harpies and the men (other than the protagonist) are all way too whiny.

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Solid near future Sci-Fi story...

I enjoyed the story. The characters were a little obvious, but fine. Sometimes the lead character would say things that didn't fit his character and felt juvenile. The twist i did not see coming.

The Narrator was good at reading the story. Terrible at women or kids voices(these were so bad it drove me nuts)

I will probably read the next book.

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Brilliant

Bought on sale. Had no expectation and now its one of my favorite series. The character depths is amazing. You inn for a treat!

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Definitely a different storyline

I thought this book on audible sale and honestly wasn't expecting much. A reader of Lee Child, I was intrigued by his opinion on the cover of the book. The book took me by surprise in that I was immediately engaged. It didn't seem too far fetched and the people were easy to like or hate. I recommend this book and have already bought the sequel!

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Such a powerful tale!!

I loved the narrator and how he brought an amazing story to life! There is nonstop action and enough twists and turns that you can't guess exactly how it's all going to turn out.

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Great Read!

This story will keep you wondering if the good guys are all good and if the bad guys are all bad. The reader kept it interesting and exciting. The topic of gifted humans...let's hear more!

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great!

I thought I would not like it, but it was great! can't wait to hear the next 2!

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Don t pass this up!!!

Excellent story plot and performance. I was snared from the beginning and thoroughly enjoyed and was up late nightly listening.

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Loved the book..

Loved the book, great story line, can't wait to get into the next one. Will be recommending this one as well!