By Matt Richtel
HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780061999697, 433pp.
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Smart, captivating, sophisticated; I can t say enough about this deftly told story. Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor's Tomb
A brilliant thriller that defies genre and scope; a twisted blend of Michael Crichton and Alfred Hitchcock. James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Altar of Eden
A Pulitzer Prize winner for Journalism in 2010, New York Times science reporter Matt Richtel delivers a phenomenal neuro-tech thriller about a dark and insidious plot to reengineer the human brain. Devil's Plaything is smart, fast, and terrifyingly plausible a page-turner of the first order from the critically acclaimed author of Hooked, whom author David Liss (The Devil's Company) calls, The absolute master of crafting amazing fiction around cutting edge science.
“This thriller pushes the envelope to the edge and beyond in exciting and unique ways. Talk about a buddy story: How about a seasoned investigator and his octogenarian grandmother rushing against a ticking clock? Smart, captivating, sophisticated, I can’t say enough about this deftly-told story.”
“With Devil’s Plaything, Matt Richtel confirms what his first novel suggested: that he’s the absolute master of crafting amazing fiction around cutting edge science. Richtel’s singular gift is his ability to convey the human components of technological change. This is an utterly absorbing read -- gripping, exciting, touching and terrifying. ”