By Marcus Sakey
The brilliants replaced everything.
Since 1980, 1% of the area has been born with presents we'd in simple terms dreamed of. the facility to experience a person's such a lot intimate secrets and techniques, or are expecting the inventory marketplace, or stream nearly unseen. For thirty years the realm has struggled with a turning out to be divide among the exceptional...and the remainder of us.
Now a terrorist community led through brilliants has crippled 3 towns. grocery store cabinets stand empty. 911 calls move unanswered. fans are burning humans alive.
Nick Cooper has continuously fought to make the realm larger for his little ones. As either a super and an consultant to the president of the USA, he's opposed to every thing the terrorists signify. yet as the United States slides towards a devastating civil struggle, Cooper is compelled to play a online game he dares now not lose-because his rivals have their very own imaginative and prescient of a higher world.
And to arrive it, they're prepared 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 constant thrill experience that would swap how you examine your world-and the folks round you.
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An ashen tone flooded her face. " Pellam asked. " Pellam took out a marking pen. "Anywhere? " He signed with a round scrawl. In the busy hall outside a placid electronic bell rang four times. " "No," the old woman responded. "I talked to her already. Called her this morning when I was awake. She was worried sick but I said I'm not in the great by-and-by yet. She oughta wait 'bout coming and let's see what happens with those tests. If they're gonna cut I'd rather her come then. Maybe hook her up with one of those handsome doctors.
Pellam picked up the heavy video camera and started down a long corridor, following the signs toward the B wing. The thin green line hardly moved at all. A portly Indian doctor stood beside the bed, staring up, as if trying to decide if the Hewlett-Packard monitor was broken. He glanced down at the figure in the bed, covered with sheets and blankets, and hung the metal chart on a hook. John Pellam stood in the doorway. His bleary eyes slid from the grim dawn landscape outside Manhattan Hospital back to the unmoving form of Ettie Washington.
John Pellam lifted his head, tried to place a curious smell. He couldn't. Knew only that it left him feeling unsettled, edgy. Second floor, the landing, starting up another flight. This was maybe his tenth time to the old tenement but he was still finding details that had eluded him on prior visits. Tonight what caught his eye was a stained-glass valance depicting a hummingbird hovering over a yellow flower. In a hundred-year-old tenement, in one of the roughest parts of New York City. . Why beautiful stained glass?