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A Better World (The Brilliance Saga Book 2) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Marcus Sakey
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Présentation de l'éditeur

The highly-anticipated sequel to the Edgar nominated Brilliance

The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we’d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person’s most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls go unanswered. Fanatics are burning people alive.

Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, he’s against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose—because his opponents have their own vision of a better world.

And to reach it, they’re willing to burn this one down.

From Marcus Sakey, “the master of the mindful page turner” (Gillian Flynn) and “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly), Book Two of the Brilliance Saga is a relentless thrill ride that will change the way you look at your world—and the people around you.

Biographie de l'auteur

Marcus Sakey’s novels have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, including the Edgar and two ITW Thriller Awards. His book Good People was adapted as a feature film starring James Franco and Kate Hudson. Three of his other novels have been optioned for film, including Brilliance.

To research his work, Marcus has shadowed gang cops, trained with snipers, toured the morgue, flown planes, rappelled with SWAT teams, hung out with spies, and learned to pick a deadbolt. He is the host and writer of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on Travel Channel, for which he is routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs.

Marcus lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

His website is MarcusSakey.com, or follow him on Facebook (Facebook.com/MarcusSakey) or Twitter, where he posts under the clever handle @MarcusSakey.


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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 390 pages
  • Editeur : Thomas & Mercer (17 juin 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00IA7N7C8
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent 9 juillet 2014
Par Housicker
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Livre très divertissant sur un sujet qui sort un peu de l'ordinaire. Même si l'utilité première de ce livre est de vous procurer un moment agréable de lecture avec des personnages sympathiques et un peu de suspense il ne manque de soulever des interrogations sur le traitement de groupes minoritaires au sein d'une société. J'attends avec impatience le troisième opus de la série.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 You will not be able to get A BETTER WORLD out of your head once you start or finish it. 23 juin 2014
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Marcus Sakey surprised a few people --- actually, a whole army of readers --- in 2013 when he published BRILLIANCE, a science-fiction thriller that was promised to be part of a series. He previously had earned his author bones by publishing a number of stand-alone works that together could be loosely classified under the crime fiction umbrella but were very different from each other. Sakey adroitly turned from one genre to another, seemingly without effort, but utilizing the same tools in the skill set that made his previous efforts so memorable: those would be his perfect storytelling pacing and his uncanny ability to keep the reader guessing as to what will happen next.

A BETTER WORLD, the second installment in the Brilliance series, continues with the themes that its predecessor initiated while progressing the story line in frightening and unexpected ways. Sakey’s brilliant storytelling abilities are on full display here; within the first 16 pages, not only does he grab readers by the throat and drag them into the story, he also provides a quick yet vital summary of what has gone before.

The premise of Sakey’s world --- very much like our own --- is that a small but significant minority known as “brilliants” within the population possess skill sets of different types and degrees. After the existence of the brilliants is detected in the early 1980s, a screening examination is administered by fiat at eight years of age when a child is thought or suspected to be a brilliant. Those children who are found to be brilliants are shunted off to “academies” --- glorified institutions --- for the stated purpose of more fully developing their talents. The logic behind this is that the people so identified have the potential to be dangerous far in excess of their numbers. Every action has a reaction, of course, with the result being that a small group of extreme brilliants decide that 1) they should be running things, and 2) terrorist actions are the way to demonstrate their potential power.

A brilliant named Nick Cooper, who possesses the uncanny ability to read a person’s mannerisms and body language and anticipate their actions, was introduced in BRILLIANCE as the top operator in a clandestine government agency tasked with taking violent brilliants off the board. As A BETTER WORLD begins, Cooper finds himself in a new position as an adviser to the President of the United States. A new group of radical brilliants known as the Children of Darwin have a plan for a better world, as they say, and to implement it, they must bring the United States government to its knees. In order to do so, they first interrupt the food supply to three major cities, and then take those metropolitan areas off the power grid.

The narrative shifts its point of view frequently --- among Cooper, a family in Cleveland (one of the affected cities), and the nominal head of the brilliants, among others. This ratchets the already stratospheric level of suspense ever upward, as Cooper finds that his advice to the President as to how to proceed is frequently overruled or outright ignored by the other advisers who have the President’s ear. Things get worse, of course, and then…they get even worse. By the end of the book, it is anything but that.

A BETTER WORLD ends on a cliffhanging, though not to say unsatisfying or downbeat, note. There is more, much more to come, but the sequel is an integral part of the journey you will not want to miss. A major reason for this is that Sakey is a masterful scribe, no matter in what genre he chooses to write. His story moves quickly, without sacrificing depth or characterization, and one is never quite sure which side to take, a feeling not unlike that experienced by fans of a certain other popular series dealing with a contest of chairs, if you will.

You will not be able to get A BETTER WORLD out of your head once you start or finish it, and conjecture as to what will happen next undoubtedly will continue to ride high until the next installment of the series.

Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 To Be Continued 1 juillet 2014
Par UncaLawwy - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed "Brilliance" and was pleased to find out that it's in production as a movie. I was even more pleased when this second installment was published... right up to the point where the book ended abruptly without a single completed story arc. I'm surprised the author didn't just end mid-sentence. I will probably download book three if the price is cheap enough, just to find out what happened but I'll do it reluctantly. (For the record, I'm a sucker for serial novels from Mildred Dunnit to Elizabeth George to Arthur Conan Doyle but I want a whole story told with each installment.)
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Book Two perfect follow up! 6 août 2014
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Brilliance Saga is wonderful sci-fi, great human stories with futuristic good guys and one main great guy Nick Cooper who struggles with his past as a government agent and an abnorm himself. The country is turning against abnorms, stripping them of their rights, incarcerating abnorm children, changing their names and isolating them from their families while the academies treat them cruelly and coldly for their own purposes depending on their specific ability. Brilliant and rich Erik Epstein has created a region in Montana he owns and is filled with abnorms, advanced technology and a fortress where people have flocked to be with their own abnorms, live in peace and without fear. The technology is advanced and utilized to run the cities in the compound.
Are they sitting ducks if Sec. Leahy gets his way to take power from the new President he thinks is weak and inept.
Nick learns people lie, people trick and those who he believed in are monsters. Now he wants to fix the mess he made. He ultimately trusted the wrong person, unleashed a damning video and feels he needs to right his wrong. Worst of all he was manipulated and that fuels his action. Anarchy in the streets, cities attacked by a terrorist group. Who funded them, who trained them and why? And, Nick is after John Smith who he knows manipulated him to unleashing something that has changed the course of history and may have doomed the country! Cities in turmoil, cut off from food supplies and the government is not helping.
There are so many stories within the story and all compelling and drawing yo in and close to the characters. Some you root for and others are pure self serving evil.....ok, I NEED book three!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! 14 juin 2014
Par the GreatReads! - Publié sur Amazon.com
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A Better World by Marcus Sakey is the second book in the Brilliance Saga, which is both gripping and entertaining. Many of the characters from the first book are back, and those who read it will very well remember the Epstein brothers, Cooper and Shannon – irreplaceable characters each distinctive in their own way. Sakey has added zing to this second installment by introducing several memorable characters. The most notable among them is Ethan Park, a scientist by profession, and a doting father to a young baby and a compassionate husband.

The story is wonderfully paced, and those who are coming late into the series need not worry as it can be read as a standalone. While it may be debatable whether this second or the earlier first installment was better, it may be pointed out that the answer will solely depend on the taste of each individual reader. Personally, this second installment is as good as the first, if not better. For the sake of appraisal, new readers may like to try out the first book.

What is most remarkable about A Better World is the build up to the explosive climax, geared toward which, the author takes readers on a thrill ride from start to finish. With edge of the seat plot twists and turns, and the brilliance of Sakey’s writing, A Better World is one you wouldn’t want to miss.

#Received an uncorrected proof advance reader’s copy of the book for honest review.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 This is an unfinished book. It is intentionally incomplete. THAT stinks. 20 juillet 2014
Par C. Pearson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Marcus Sakey is a great writer.

But he completely left out the conclusion of this book... so he could sell us his next book. Aargh.

This was a good book. Right up until it ended without warning and without any resolution to any of the key story arcs. It appears to be a rather transparent ploy to force us to buy the next book.

Marcus Sakey wrote a great first and second act in "A Better World". He got us all involved in the many gripping problems... he's a good writer! But then he ENDED THE BOOK. No third act. No resolution. "To be continued..."

He leaves readers completely unfulfilled.

I recommend you don't bother to start reading this book until the next book is out. Because you won't be able to finish this one. That material is supposedly coming in a future book.
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