- Copertina flessibile: 303 pagine
- Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (20 agosto 2011)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1463534922
- ISBN-13: 978-1463534929
- Peso di spedizione: 499 g
Brainrush (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 20 ago 2011
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As a young Air Force pilot, Richard Bard learned that he had only a few months to live. But he beat the odds. He earned a management degree from the University of Notre Dame and after leaving the Air Force he ran three successful companies involving advanced security products used by US embassies and government facilities worldwide. He was an active member of the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association and has been published with cover stories in Security magazine and ASIS Security Management magazine. Cancer killed Richard Bard’s career as a USAF pilot. But it didn’t kill him. Thirty-six years later he’s still going strong. Now he writes about second chances in the BRAINRUSH thriller series. When asked what he hopes to achieve as a writer, he said, “The dream for me is to be walking through an airport and notice someone with her head buried in the book. Many readers have said they found it impossible to put down. For me, that's the ultimate compliment.” Bard currently resides with his wonderful wife in Redondo Beach, California, where he remains in excellent health. Book Two of the series is scheduled for release in December, 2011
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I've read the other reviews just GUSHING praise for this book/author and all I can think is y'all need to get out more. There is no way this is in league with truly great authors (Steveson, Card, Lawhead or even contemporary good writers like Grisham).
The character devolpment was weak... of course all his friends would be spec ops. Of course the dizzy blonde waitress would be a Kung fu master. Of course he would be invincible. Of course the bad guy is a maniacal Muslim terrorist. I mean it was just weak characters, little devolpment and wholly predictable.
Story line was somewhat compelling but disjointed. I see how we got from point A to F but there were some serious leaps made that required the reader to suspend disbelief.
I'd like to see where the story heads but not for 3.99 a pop. This is standard Kindle Unlimited fare IMHO.
As another reviewer has said, by halfway through, we encountered sci fi, thriller, terrorists, military operations, romance, YA interest, and somehow, the blend of each of these genre fit right into the story without jarring the reader out of his or her train of thought.
It would be difficult, if not impossible, to detail the many ways in which the author pulled us along, tugging the chain of interest, without leaving a spoiler. I do not intend to do that. However, my advice is to read this book and discover for yourself that we have a new creative master on the scene: Richard Bard. He joins a select group that fills the megabites on my Kindle. Truly an author's author. Welcome, Richard.
But the story also rushes along amidst clandestine SciFi-scientific brain-enhancing experiments, a tense medieval costume ball showdown, a Bondesque Monte Carlo fundraiser, and more than enough narrow near-escapes. Yet at its still deeper level, there is a 25,000-year-old obelisk with secrets left by an advanced civilization waiting for humankind to evolve beyond its violent tendencies, with a key that only a brain resonating at higher frequencies can unlock – that Jake, with his MRI-induced anomaly, manages to release while defeating the current crop of mind-readied minions. But is that 1000-year premature release a good thing?
I'm going to enjoy reading this well-written series to find out.
"Brainrush" is Richard Bard's 1st novel. Remember his name. We are going to be hearing a lot from him.