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WIRED [Kindle Edition]

Douglas E. Richards
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,591 customer reviews)

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A New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, and Amazon's #1 bestselling novel for an entire year in two major categories--technothrillers and science fiction--an unprecedented achievement.

"Richards is a tremendous new talent." --Stephen Coonts, 17-time New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

"A keep-you-up-all-night thriller. Intense action, mind-blowing concepts, & breathtaking twists. Enjoy the ride." --Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Vault.

KIRA MILLER IS A brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily achieve savant-like capabilities in all areas of thought and creativity. But what if this transcendent level of intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania?

David Desh left the special forces after his team was brutally butchered in Iran. Now he has been reactivated for one last mission: find Kira Miller, the enigmatic genius behind a bioterror plot that threatens millions. But when Desh learns that the bioterror plot is just the tip of the iceberg, he is thrust into a byzantine maze of deception and intrigue, and he becomes a key player in a deadly game he can't begin to understand. A game that is certain to have a dramatic impact on the future course of human history. . .

WIRED is a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-expanding science, and intriguing concepts readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.

"A twisty plot, big ideas, and nonstop action & intrigue. It'll have you guessing right up to the very end." --Ernest Lilley, founder, SFRevu, Sr. Editor, TechRevu.      

Be sure to read the WIRED sequel, AMPED, and Richards's newest novel, MIND'S EYE.


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About the Author

Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, MIND'S EYE, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com

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  • File Size: 1481 KB
  • Print Length: 358 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007EWJBIE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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373 of 425 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing - You Must Read this Book July 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I was blown away by the quality of the writing, the sophistication of the storyline, the depth of the characters, and the break-neck pace of the book. It is once of the best books I have read this summer. With WIRED, I believe that Mr. Richards will give the masters of this genre (mystery/thriller) a run for their money. The book has a little bit for everyone - cutting edge science/science fiction, a bit of philosophy about good vs evil, action galore, and even a little romance. To say the least WIRED is a thriller but it is so much more. If you love mystery/thrillers you must read this book - it is a masterpiece.

Kira, a brillant scientist, has come up with a mechanism to enhance brain functioning and also a mechanism to make immortality a possibility. However, Kira has left a trail of death and destruction in her wake (including parents, teachers, brother, and others). David Desh, formerly in Special Forces, is asked by his former Colonel to find Kira and bring her to justice. In doing so he hires Matt a top notch computer hacker. Before Desh and Matt can get to far, Kira kidnaps them to try to convince them she is innocent and that there is a conspiracy in place to get to her discoveries. Who is telling the truth and who are the good guys/bad guys-you need to read the book to find out.
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106 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wired got me wired! October 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I arrived in Rome for our first visit having downloaded Wired to read in the hotel room. The premise sounded intriguing and the reviews encouraged me to buy it + the price was so right it was a no brainer. Anyway after dinner, we went back to the hotel, full from a good meanl and very tired from a long day. At around 9pm I started to read and at 5am finished it being unable to put it down. So I spend my first night in Rome reading a book and am so tired the next day that I'm barely able to enjoy any of the amazing sights. Was it worth it? Yes, absolutely. I couldn't put it down and loved every word of it. Great story, great concept, great writing and unputdownable. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Michael Rocharde, Toulouse, France
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283 of 331 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Value vs quality? August 31, 2011
By Nic
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Firstly, at 99c this is magnificent value for money. However, comparisons to Koontz are pushing it a bit. Parts of the plot are a bit thin, character development is non-existent, and there's a certain lazy "but then I woke up and it was all a dream" feeling about the way it all ties together. It also drives me a bit bonkers that the males are all referred to by their surnames, but the (only) female character always requires her silly first name. For me, it brought to mind the 'UNACO' novels which were sketched out by Alistair MacLean but completed by less talented writers - excellent bones, but not quite there. That said, it's fun, fast-paced, action-packed, and very readable - if desperately in need of a thorough proofreading.
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63 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a ride! July 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The ultimate thriller! This is an excellent book. It has more twists and turns than a mountainous road in a third world country! Mr. Richards succeeded in surprising me several times during the book. I had a hard time putting it down. While every bit a thriller, it also had a hopeful view of humanity. I disagree with the author's conclusions, but that didn't take one iota away from my enjoyment of the book. I find myself hoping for another book from him in the same vein.
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99 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First review ever, FANTASTIC book!!! September 16, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book. The cover art sucks, but don't let that fool you. This is was a very, very well written sci-fi book set in present day, my favorite kind of science fiction. Read it, you won't regret it.

I've never written a book review before, though I've literally read thousands of books in my lifetime, and a few hundred Amazon books. That's how good this book is.
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46 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! And I've read a LOT of sci-fi October 2, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed Wired. A good story, well told. I found it enjoyable and engrossing, with good characterization and writing.

And some mind-blowing concepts. I haven't enjoyed a sci-fi book this much for years (and I've read a lot of them).

Will definitely look for more by this author.
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61 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Read August 23, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just my two cents but I strongly recommend this book. Conceptually it is rather intriguing. I would have liked additional science on the topic included but that is a personal preference. Character development is first rate. The histories of the primary characters are tightly written with little extraneous triviality. The plot is kept advancing forward. I will definitely be looking forward to any sequel or other books by Douglas Richards. My primary complaint is that it was too short. But this novel should be able to be easily adapted to a screenplay.
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46 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars five stars! July 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
A non-stop thrill ride, this book will keep you turning the pages right to the end! Intelligently written, reminicient of Michael Crichtons scientific, thought-provoking approach to story-telling, you will not be disappointed. There is something for everyone in this fast-paced thriller, just be sure to clear your schedule, as you won't be able to put it down! I'll sure be looking for the movie version in the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best have read in a while
Absolutely loved this book. I am now reading AMPED and it starts with a bang like Wired. Highly recommend these two books if you like action, suspense and a great read. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by Sandy M
5.0 out of 5 stars SO GLAD I READ THIS BOOK
Usually I shy away from science fiction, finding it too heavy for me. Not this book. I found it thrilling Thank you Mr. Richards for the best book I have read this year. Read more
Published 18 hours ago by Sharon Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and fast paced
Well written and paced. I was surprised how fast paced it felt despite a lot of lengthy sections where we are told about prior events and the science behind the fiction is laid... Read more
Published 23 hours ago by Robert Backofen
4.0 out of 5 stars WIRED gets you thinking about thinking!
It's a really good read, combines politics, deceit, terrorism, with biomedical ethics and possibilities.
I like the characters. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Verbosopher
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Once you start, it's hard to put down!
There's no doubt about why this book is a New York Times bestseller. It's a fast-paced, page turning, roller coaster ride! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Bert Rivera
4.0 out of 5 stars Wired
An intense thriller with many twists and turns. I look forward to reading the next sequel Amped and I hope it will fill in the gaps.
Published 2 days ago by lorraine waters
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling
I give it 4 stars instead of five because I don't think it has an enduring literary value. what it does have is a great story line - plus a blend of suspense, romance and... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Judy R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to be wired
This was a great book, and the first I have read from author Doublas E. Richards but it won't be the last. Read more
Published 2 days ago by justin estep
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 stars but maybe deserves 4
The book was pretty interesting especially when I am not a reader of this type of story. So it held my attention and there were enough surprises to interest me...
Published 2 days ago by hugh mcpeck
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
The idea behind this book which is intelligence enhancement stretches credulity I still enjoyed the read. It did stretch things out a bit but wasn't bad at all.
Published 3 days ago by William W.
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Douglas E. Richards has been widely praised for his ability to weave action, suspense, and science into riveting novels that brilliantly straddle the thriller and science fiction genres. He is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of WIRED, its sequel, AMPED, THE CURE, and six critically acclaimed middle-grade adventures enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

A former biotech executive, Richards earned a BS in microbiology from the Ohio State University, a master's degree in genetic engineering from the University of Wisconsin (where he engineered mutant viruses now named after him), and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In recognition of his work, Richards was selected to be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee and Ray Bradbury. He has written numerous feature articles for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS -- some having appeared in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries -- as well as essays for the BBC, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Earth & Sky, Today's Parent, and many others.

The author currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

You can friend Richards on Facebook at Douglas E. Richards Author, and write to him at doug@san.rr.com

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