Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review: Wired by Douglas Richards

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 fast paced thriller from start to finish.  It's got a bit of science fiction thrown in with the genetic manipulation creating super intelligence.  Sure wish it wasn't fiction, I could use something like that!

The characters were ok.  Desh and Kira were likeable, though maybe not 100% believable as real people.  Kira seemed a little too good at the action stuff for a scientist.  Desh did have a soft side to counteract his tough soldier qualities.

The story was written well and paced just right.  It kept my attention throughout, and I think it will keep yours.

*Disclaimer:  I received this book for review from the author through LibraryThing.  I was not required to write a positive review.

I give this book 4 Bookworms.

Ebook:  506 kb, 302 pages
Publisher:  Paragon Press (July 12, 2011)


  1. When you review sci fi, I almost am tempted to break my no sci fi rule. Maybe I will ...

  2. I did not like the book. The author used it is a platform to preach atheism and humanism. I could have used the straight story without all the philosophy.