Greg was a journalist in the Middle East, away from the scene for a year, living with Uncle Dave. His memory is spotty about that time period, and he never speaks. The book starts with Greg going into the other room to find Uncle Dave murdered and being pushed to leave the place with Max. Greg doesn’t really know Max, but he has nowhere else to go, as Uncle Dave’s house explodes. From there, they are on the run for pretty much the rest of the book.
Greg learns about the programs that exist to build people’s mindbending skills – hearing what other people are thinking, shifting how other people respond and think, using what we would all view as psychic powers. Now somebody is out to get the team, and Uncle Dave hid all the information inside of Greg’s head. Greg just doesn’t know how to access it. Each person has different aspects of mindbending, and Greg starts to realize what he can also do with his mind, if only very slight things.
The book is really fast paced, and I found myself unable to put it back down. The character development is fantastic, with twists and turns throughout. It almost seems to weave the reality as we know it with all the things we wonder might be possible for the human mind to be able to do. It gives a lot of pause for questioning exactly what could happen if humans were able to do the very things reported in the book. If there is any complaint I might have, it would be that I didn’t want it to end. The ending is not nicely wrapped up in a bow, and it leaves me hoping that there will in fact be a sequel or series made out of this book with the different characters.
Ted’s notes: Stay tuned, folks! Sequel news coming very soon!