by Alan Glynn
This is a stunning international thriller and a wild, compulsive ride into the greedy vortex of modern life.
Imagine a drug that made your brain function to its full potential.
A drug that allowed you pick up a foreign language in a single day.
A drug that helped you process information so fast you could see patterns in the stock market.
Just as his life is fading into mediocrity, Eddie Spinola comes across such a pill: MDT-48 - a sort of Viagra for the brain.
But while its benefits materialise quickly, so do certain unwelcome side-effects. And when Eddie decides to track down other users, he soon discovers that they're all dying, or already dead...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 01/03/2011
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780571273348
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Review by jbrubacher
Eddie is a freelance writer, a bit of a slob, with a few regrets. He runs into his ex-brother in law and ends up on a drug that unlocks the full potential of his brain (apparently.) From there everything changes, but like most drugs there are just a few side effects, and they might get him killed.I read this because I'd seen the film and thought it must have made a much better book. It did. The writing is strong and the story is compelling. Unfortunately, since the movie followed the book very closely I already knew what would happen. I don't feel like I can adequately judge the book, except to say that I've recommended it to people who haven't seen the film, and I'll certainly read more by this author.