A Better World

A Better World Cover

A Better World

By Marcus Sakey

Thomas & Mercer, Paperback, 9781477823941, 380pp.

Publication Date: June 17, 2014

Description

The highly-anticipated sequel to the Edgar nominated "Brilliance"

The brilliants changed everything.

Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional and the rest of us.

Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls go unanswered. Fanatics are burning people alive.

Nick Cooper has always fought to make the world better for his children. As both a brilliant and an advisor to the president of the United States, he's against everything the terrorists represent. But as America slides toward a devastating civil war, Cooper is forced to play a game he dares not lose because his opponents have their own vision of a better world.

And to reach it, they re willing to burn this one down.

From Marcus Sakey, the master of the mindful page turner (Gillian Flynn) and one of our best storytellers (Michael Connelly), Book Two of The Brilliance Trilogy is a relentless thrill ride that will change the way you look at your world and the people around you.



About the Author
Marcus Sakey is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Blade Itself. He has shadowed homicide detectives, toured the morgue, interviewed soldiers, ridden with gang cops, and learned to pick a dead bolt in sixty seconds. Born in Flint, Michigan, he now lives in Chicago with his wife. Visit him online at MarcusSakey.com for contests, behind-the-scenes info, and excerpts of his work in progress.