August Meeting - Brilliance (Marcus Sakey)

From Goodreads: In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in - and betray his own kind.

From Marcus Sakey, "a modern master of suspense" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of our best storytellers" (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.

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  • Chad P.

    Thanks for coming everybody! I was very pleased how the table kept the conversations going way past eight. Everyone seemed to have a good time and I appreciate all the diversity of opinions on the book. Thanks again for coming!

    1 · August 15

  • janet

    Great meeting, Chad!

    1 · August 15

  • Charlene

    Read it is less than three days because I couldn't put it down! Much better writing than last month's...and a catchier story line too!

    1 · August 2

    • Joey G.

      The sequel just came out recently, if you want to check it out.

      August 2

    • Charlene

      I wasn't really excited about the sequel until I heard y'all talk about it. I'm going to try to find a copy now.

      August 15

  • Charlene

    I will probably be about 15 minutes late traffic is pretty nasty out here.

    August 14

  • Angela D.

    I loved reading this book. Sorry to miss the Meetup. Can't wait to meet up next time.

    August 14

  • Joey G.

    I am really loving this book so far!

    2 · July 25

    • Dennis T.

      I am almost to the 1/2 way point..this is a good book.

      August 2

  • Joey G.

    Some more info:
    NPR interview: goo.gl/iIHmi8
    Screenrant interview that references the upcoming movie by Legendary Pictures (Dark Knight): http://screenrant.com/brilliance-novel-marcus-sakey-interview/: goo.gl/PlvQpC

    I think the movie will be amazing.

    July 26

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