By Marcus Sakey
The brilliants replaced everything.
Since 1980, 1% of the area has been born with presents we'd simply dreamed of. the power to feel a person's such a lot intimate secrets and techniques, or expect the inventory industry, or movement nearly unseen. For thirty years the realm has struggled with a growing to be divide among the exceptional...and the remainder of us.
Now a terrorist community led by means of brilliants has crippled 3 towns. grocery store cabinets stand empty. 911 calls pass unanswered. fans are burning humans alive.
Nick Cooper has consistently fought to make the area higher for his young children. As either a super and an consultant to the president of the USA, he's opposed to every little thing the terrorists symbolize. yet as the US slides towards a devastating civil conflict, Cooper is compelled to play a online game he dares no longer lose-because his rivals have their very own imaginative and prescient of a higher world.
And to arrive it, they're keen to burn this one down.
From Marcus Sakey, "the grasp of the conscious web page turner" (Gillian Flynn) and "one of our greatest storytellers" (Michael Connelly), publication of the Brilliance Saga is a continuing thrill journey that might swap how you examine your world-and the folks round you.
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Dazu kommt: Sie war tatsächlich bei den Jones' zu Hause. Allerdings nur einige Mal, und das ist schon eine Weile her. Es ist also nicht sehr wahrscheinlich, daß sie die Hand im Spiel hat. « »Damit hab ich schon angefangen, Alex. Ich habe mich um gehört. Die Pflegeverwaltung hält sie für Spitze. Sie bekommt stets gute Bewertungen, und es hat noch nie Beschwerden ge geben. Soweit ich sagen kann, gab es noch nie einen unge wöhnlichen Krankheitsverlauf unter ihren Patienten. « »Laß mich versuchen, mit ihr zurechtzukommen.
Tränen schössen in ihre braunen Augen und ließen sie noch größer erscheinen. Sie schämte sich, das konnte ich an ihrem Gesicht ablesen. Oder war es Schuldbewußtsein, was ich da sah? Ihre Hände schnellten hoch, um die Tränen zu verbergen. Sie weinte lautlos. Ich nahm ein Papiertaschentuch aus einem Päckchen, das auf dem Tisch lag, und wartete. 4 »Tut mir leid«, sagte sie, als sie sich wie der gefangen hatte. »Das braucht es aber nicht. « Sie nickte. »Das schlimmste ist, daß man nichts weiß — daß man nur zuschauen kann und nicht weiß, was ihr fehlt.
Und die Beziehung zu ihrem Mann? « »Nein. « Sie schüttelte den Kopf und lächelte. « »Meine Trickkiste hab ich heute zu Hause gelassen. « »Eine glückliche Familie also. « »Noch nie«, mußte ich zugeben. »Münchhausens meiden Psychologen und Psychiater wie die Pest, denn sobald sie uns sehen, wissen sie, daß niemand ihre Krankheiten ernst nimmt. Was mir schon begegnet ist, sind Leute, die von Arzt zu Arzt rennen, Eltern, die überzeugt sind, daß etwas nicht stimmt mit ihren Kindern, und die einen Spezialisten nach dem anderen aufsuchen, obwohl echte Symptome nie gefunden werden.
A Better World (Brilliance Saga, Book 2) by Marcus Sakey