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Publisher Comments:

The Braintree Institute saved Maddy Grant's life by implanting her with technology designed to correct her brain injury-and turn her into a killer.

Review:

"Equal parts science fiction thriller and coming-of-consciousness tale, this page-turner lays bare the inanity of modern-day existence in grand style. After 17-year-old Madeleine 'Maddy' Grant suffers a severe brain injury, an experimental neurological treatment from the enigmatic Braintree Institute not only restores her to her former self but also advances her intelligence exponentially. When she goes home, Maddy is appalled by shallow, 'suffocating' everyday human lives and is eventually sent back to the institute for re-evaluation. Eventually, she begins to realize that the institute isn't purely benevolent, and their scientists' experiments have downright terrifying implications. Powered by an endearing heroine (whose ingenuity and resourcefulness make MacGyver look inept), pedal-to-the-metal pacing, and generous amounts of social commentary, this science fiction thrill ride is the literary equivalent of a syringe full of adrenaline. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Unconscious for fourteen months after a debilitating accident, Maddy Grant awakens at the Braintree Institute, where scientists have successfully implanted her with a radical technology designed to correct her brain injury. But Maddy is more than cured. Her intellect has been enhanced to process information faster than a computer-an ability that's sending her emotions into overdrive.

To monitor her condition, the institute sends Maddy to the nearby village of Harmony, where she will be free to interact with the community. But Braintree's scientists are not only monitoring her behavior, they're modifying it, reprogramming her personality to become someone else.

A killer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441020126
Author:
Greatshell, Walter
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.4 x 0.87 in 0.37 lb
Age Level:
18-17

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Product details 320 pages Ace Books - English 9780441020126 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Equal parts science fiction thriller and coming-of-consciousness tale, this page-turner lays bare the inanity of modern-day existence in grand style. After 17-year-old Madeleine 'Maddy' Grant suffers a severe brain injury, an experimental neurological treatment from the enigmatic Braintree Institute not only restores her to her former self but also advances her intelligence exponentially. When she goes home, Maddy is appalled by shallow, 'suffocating' everyday human lives and is eventually sent back to the institute for re-evaluation. Eventually, she begins to realize that the institute isn't purely benevolent, and their scientists' experiments have downright terrifying implications. Powered by an endearing heroine (whose ingenuity and resourcefulness make MacGyver look inept), pedal-to-the-metal pacing, and generous amounts of social commentary, this science fiction thrill ride is the literary equivalent of a syringe full of adrenaline. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Unconscious for fourteen months after a debilitating accident, Maddy Grant awakens at the Braintree Institute, where scientists have successfully implanted her with a radical technology designed to correct her brain injury. But Maddy is more than cured. Her intellect has been enhanced to process information faster than a computer-an ability that's sending her emotions into overdrive.

To monitor her condition, the institute sends Maddy to the nearby village of Harmony, where she will be free to interact with the community. But Braintree's scientists are not only monitoring her behavior, they're modifying it, reprogramming her personality to become someone else.

A killer.

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