Kira Miller is a brilliant scientist who discovers how to temporarily boost human IQ to dizzying levels. But this transcendent intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania. Determined to use her discovery to propel human civilization to a higher plane, despite this side effect, Kira and ex-special forces operative David Desh recruit a small group of accomplished scientists, all of whom are safely off the grid. Or so they think . . .
Soon Kira and her team are in a desperate battle for their lives. And to make matters even worse, while on the run and being relentlessly attacked from all quarters, Kira comes across evidence of savage acts that the enhanced version of Desh kept hidden, even from himself. Now both she and Desh must question everything they think they know. Can they trust each other? Can they even trust themselves?
And all the while, the greatest threat of all may be coming from an entirely unexpected direction. A threat that could lead to devastation on a global scale. And time is quickly running out . . .
Like its predecessor, AMPED is a smart thriller crammed with
breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-blowing science, and philosophical and
ethical concepts readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last
Douglas E. Richards is the author of WIRED, a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, and the #1 bestselling Kindle book for all of 2011 in two major categories: technothriller and science fiction. In addition, Douglas has written five books for kids, including THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT series: fast-paced science fiction thrillers praised by kids, parents, educators, and science fiction enthusiasts alike. He has also written extensively for the award-winning magazine, National Geographic KIDS, with several of his articles appearing in a dozen languages in as many as sixteen countries.
While today's kids have plenty of fantasy to choose from, there is very little hard science fiction available for young readers. Douglas is trying to do his part to remedy this situation. While kids report being glued to the pages of his books (boys, girls, reluctant and advanced readers alike), numerous adults have reported enjoying them almost as much as their kids.
Finally, Douglas is the author of the middle grade/young adult fencing thriller THE DEVIL'S SWORD, and his latest, ETHAN PRITCHER, BODY SWITCHER.
NEW! For ages 8 and up.
Ethan Pritcher is a normal kid who just happens to switch bodies with other people every once in a while. After trading identities with a muscle-bound movie star, Ethan finds himself in a big trouble. When he learns that a hired killer is after him, just staying alive will be a big challenge. But his sister, Madison, may have the toughest job of all. She'll have to find a way to keep the movie star, now inhabiting Ethan's body, from getting her brother kicked out of sixth grade. . .
Kira Miller and David Desh return in AMPED, the
long-awaited sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller,
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In recognition of his work, Douglas was selected in 2010 to
be a "special guest" at San Diego Comic-Con International along with Stan Lee,
Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. Click HERE
to see the recent Comic-Con Magazine: The Writer's Issue. Douglas is
on the cover (name only) and on page 32 (what he's reading), 35 (advice to
aspiring writers), and 44 (photo and bio).
Below are photos of Douglas at the Con. Click HERE to see additional photos.