The Dark Fields
By Alan Glynn
(Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781582342245, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 2002
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A pharmaceutical Faust-a journey through the darker side of ambition.
Imagine a drug that makes your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your most fundamental resources of intelligence and drive. Imagine a drug that could make you learn a foreign language in a day and seduce a room-full of strangers in a matter of minutes. Imagine a drug that could make you process information so fast you could see patterns in the stock market.
Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's called MDT-48. It's Viagra for the brain-a designer drug that's redesigning his life.
Eddie's not the only one addicted to MDT, but now that his dealer is dead, he's the only one with a supply. While the drug is helping Eddie make the kind of money he's only dreamed about, he's also beginning to suffer the side effects: Blinding headaches. Violent outbursts. Ominous blackouts. And when Eddie tries to trace the other users, he discovers the terrifying truth. . .
The Dark Fields is a feverish reading experience that lingers in your mind long after the final page.
Alan Glynn lived in New York for four years. He now lives and works in Dublin. This is his first novel.