BRAIN WEB – Book Review

Dear scifi fantasy lovers,

In addition to being a writer, I’m also a reader. In fact I love to read. I read many different genres of books by numerous authors.

My latest read; BRAIN WEB by author, Douglas E. Richards is a NY Times Bestseller.

The novel begins as a terrorist group is planning an attack in the new, Los Angeles, California Cosmopolitan Theater—only thirteen months old and state of the art. The most secure theater ever built.

Brain WebWe meet General Justin Girgler as he’s working out. And Robert Snyder, Secretary of Homeland Security as they discuss a possible terror threat in LA.

Is Nick Hall, the marine biologist alive? Apparently Yes! And hiding. He has the ability to read minds due to four electronic implants in his brain in precise locations; the implants are supercomputers that transmit to the Web. They work like a cell phone inside Nick’s head transmitting what his mind reads. The implants were performed unwillingly on twenty-seven scientists and crew at Fresno California; by Kelvin Grey, CEO of Theia Labs. Twenty-six died from the implants leaving Nick Hall as The lottery winner. He can surf the web with his thoughts and read minds—perfectly; surface thoughts, memories, and experiences.

Megan Emerson responds to Nick telepathically. “Do your thing, Nick,” she thought.

To protect Nick and Megan Emerson, General Girgler faked their deaths. Later in a secret facility in Palm Springs, Hall’s mind-reading ability was studied.

Soon, Nick and Megan are on route to LA by chopper to stop the attack. Re-enforcements are on route as well.

The terrorists had rehearsed their plan many times without being noticed. Abdul Hakim’s two-man teams entered the Cosmopolitan theater in LA through a tunnel. The seven terrorists entered through a closet with trap door. Rolled gas canisters into rooms and closed the doors; afterword’s killing the people inside.

While wearing a classic black tuxedo, Hakim walked to the podium at the Academy Awards. “To director Sebastian Cole, and those of you filming and broadcasting these proceedings,” continued Hakim, “I’ll need you to continue to do so. All of our lives depend on it.” His colleagues in black tuxes rushed onto the stage with their KH2002 machine guns. Hakim and his terrorists seized the theatre on live television. “If the live feed stops, we will blow the theatre.”

Hakim delivers his message of vengeance to President Cochran. “The evil that you and your murderous military have visited upon our children has come home to roost. All of your men and jets and bombs are powerless to stop us.”

Gridler reveals to President Cochran and the Secretary of Defense that Nick Hall’s alive and he has a plan to stop the terrorists.

To stop Hakim and his evil group of terrorists, Nick Hall is forced to use his incredible but unwanted gifts; in doing so, his life is put in mortal danger; more than it already is.

I found BRAIN WEB by author, Douglas E. Richards to be an easy book to speed-read through.

I felt sorry for Nick Hall. All he went through; the capture, the brain surgeries, the trauma, the Madness, etc. He didn’t ask for any of it. Didn’t want it. To not be in control of one’s own mind; how terrifying?

BRAIN WEB is a futuristic fantasy that’s entertaining and fun.

Thanks for stopping by.

J.A. Ireland.

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