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Tom's life is not what it once was. His marriage to the beautiful Nora is on the rocks and he now sees his two young children only on her say-so. His best friend Neil has moved to California to teach neurology. He has one success - a book on human psychology. Tom wiles away the time trying to teach bored grad students. But that all changes when Neil comes back into his life. For it seems that Tom's best friend was working for the National Security Agency, cracking the minds of suspected terrorists. Now it is ...
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Tom's life is not what it once was. His marriage to the beautiful Nora is on the rocks and he now sees his two young children only on her say-so. His best friend Neil has moved to California to teach neurology. He has one success - a book on human psychology. Tom wiles away the time trying to teach bored grad students. But that all changes when Neil comes back into his life. For it seems that Tom's best friend was working for the National Security Agency, cracking the minds of suspected terrorists. Now it is Neil himself who has cracked and gone AWOL - what's more, he has left behind evidence that he has been employing his unique skills on civilians - obsessed with the idea that he can control the human brain.  Thus begins a terrifying sequence of events as Neil starts to kidnap and mutilate people with a connection to Tom. He damages their brains and then releases them - often leaving them mad. But only when he gets near his ultimate target does he reveal the full horror of his plan . . . 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429953993
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 365,581
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


R. SCOTT BAKKER is the author of The Darkness That Came Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Ten Thousdandfold Thought. He lives in London, Ontario Canada.


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  • Posted November 14, 2009

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    Neuronauts and the journey into inner psace

    A book that literally gets inside your head. Welcome to the era of neuronauts and the journey of inner space that is the mind - or should I say: neuroanatomy. The plot is frantic and leaves Stephen King and Michael Crichton in the dust. But this is a bleak novel that is {science} fiction - but is even more edgy because if reflects biotechnological advancements intertwined with philosophical debates of - "just who are we after all?" This is a grey book about our gray matter -and do not look for some grand statement with a cotton-candy ending; the finality of the book is much like our selves - heart-wrenching in the fog of existence.

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    extremely dark taut thriller

    Psychologist Tom Bible still misses Nora and their two children following her divorcing him and he loathes his teaching position lecturing bored grad students. He muses about his best friend Neil Cassidy who teaches in California to bored grad students; and recalls the "Argument" re free will or lack of as his friend firmly believed everyone's brain is pre-wired forcing an individual to choose a pre-determined selection.

    Neil visits Tom out of the blue to discuss the Argument in person; proclaiming he has done work for the NSA on destroying the minds of terrorists. Soon after showing up Neil vanishes. The Feds follow him to interrogate and then enlist Tom in their quest to find Neil, who they claim has lost his mind as they show the video of a woman whose brain was rewired; a skill only Neil has. FBI agent Samantha "Sam" Logan insists Tom's best friend has switched from rewiring known terrorists to average American citizens with his target apparently those inside of Tom's inner circle.

    NEUROPATH is an exhilarating frightening modernization of Dr. Frankenstein using modern science to change the brain, which causes conflict as R. Scott Bakker makes a strong case that naturing is much more powerful than nurturing. The story line is fast-paced even when the lead character debates with himself over what he knows about Neil. Although some subplots seem stretched, fans will appreciate this extremely dark taut thriller filled with shocking twists that looks deep into the Argument of free will vs. pre-determinism; in a modern context of chemical syntax making the choices instead of rational minds. No one who reads Mr. Bakker's tale will simply accept the words I love you in the same way.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

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    A new twist on the serial-killer thriller! I'm a sucker for a g

    A new twist on the serial-killer thriller!

    I'm a sucker for a good serial-killer yarn, and this one grabbed me (get your hands off me!) and wouldn't let go.

    Most stories like this are about villains with split-personalities, bad childhoods, or just plain wackos, this story is different. I don't know how good the science is, but it feels real enough to really freak me out. The cold-bloodedness of the murders, all to prove a point, remind me of my favorite serial killer movie: Seven. I can respect cleverness wherever I find it, and both the hero and bad guy have it in spades. Toss in a bunch of plot twists I can't see coming and you have a book I can't stop reading, but the squeamish should stay away, you read it - you can't unread it!

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  • Posted February 24, 2011

    Excellent!

    This book is a great read. It is exciting, interesting and makes you really think about the inner workings of the mind. Nothing at all like Bakker's 'Prince of Nothing' series, one of the best fantasy reads ever, but still highly recommended.

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    Intense and Incredibly Interesting!

    I literally had trouble reading it at night because it got me so excited I couldn't sleep, I had to keep reading. Bakker does and excellent job of adding truthful and realistic facts and details and incorporating them in his novel. Anyone interested in religion or psychology cannot miss this novel.

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