The God Wave: A Novel

The God Wave: A Novel

by Patrick Hemstreet

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The God Wave: A Novel by Patrick Hemstreet

“Patrick Hemstreet’s debut, THE GOD WAVE, is a bombshell of a thriller full of everything I love: complicated characters, dynamic plotting, all set against a backdrop of a fantastic scientific premise.  Here is a novel that demands to be read in one sitting, while leaving a lasting impact afterward.  And with more of this world to come, I can’t wait to read what happens next.” —James Rollins, #1 New York Times bestseller of The Bone Labyrinth

The God Wave is a mind-twisting ‘what if?’ story with some crazy cool science and true-to-life characters you can't help but root for. It feels like those vivid dreams where everything is normal except you can do this one thing other people can't. A fun and disturbingly believable foray into the paranormal. Don't mess with the Zetas!” —Sylvain Neuvel, author of Sleeping Giants

A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction—Limitless meets James Rollins—that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind-blowing fashion.

For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain. Now, neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough. He has discovered the key—the crucial combination of practice and conditioning—to access the incredible power dormant in ninety percent of our brains. Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly “godlike” levels.

These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability. But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential power brokers are determined to control Brenton’s new superbeings for their own manipulative ends—and their motives may be far from peaceful.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062419507
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/17/2016
Series: God Wave Trilogy , #1
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Patrick Hemstreet is a neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, special-warfare-trained Navy medic, stand-up comic, actor, and the author of The God Wave. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Abby, and sons, Gideon and Ezra.

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The God Wave: A Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TimothyCWard More than 1 year ago
When I read the back cover about the genetic advancements in telepathy and how that could change our world, I thought this book is exactly what I want to read. Checking out the author’s background made me even more excited because the book to come would have authentic scientific reasoning behind the advancements. The first third of the book reinforced these hopeful predictions. The gamma waves, zeta waves, and how each experimental lab rat developed their powers was fascinating science. I loved the idea of how they could build a company with this advancement, and which industries they’d serve first. While I enjoyed the book from there to the end, there’s something about the direction that left me disappointed. It started to feel like too much science, and as we passed the halfway point and well into the second half and still more discussions of the technology, I began to lose interest. The action at the end was very cool, but I don’t think there’s really a character in here that I left feeling emotionally impacted by. This was disappointing because the technology and potential for how that would shape society is really exciting story fodder, it just turned out that the story might have taken too much time on the technology development and not enough exploration for my expectations. I listened to the audiobook, produced by HarperAudio and Nick Podehl, and thought the narrator did an excellent job. Very professional delivery that did everything possible to enhance to experience. I’m already a fan of his from his work on the Apocalypse Z series, so it was great to hear him again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstsnding read! Was a bit slow in the beginning, but the second half of the book was terrific! Look forward to the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Solid read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First I have to disclose I was given this book by Harper Voyager to review. This was fan-freaking-tastic! Haven't said that about a book in a while. I probably would have read this thing in two days, but alas, life she gets in the way. I really enjoyed this book. (you can tell, can't you?) His writing is smooth, easy to understand, YET - it's smart, intelligent and YET - if you are not too bright you could still probably read this book. If you like Neil Stephenson or even Michael Crichton, you will probably like this book. No, he does not write on the same level as either of those guys (but who does?) but this is pure science fiction. And he keeps you on your toes from page one. The story is great, the characters are not bad, likable, not-likable, funny, weak, strong - good rounded players. The concept of the book (brain waves, telekinesis, Neuro-stuff) is really a fascinating idea and not new in science fiction, but I like what he does with it. I'm not sure how accurate his details are as I'm not an expert on the brain, but the book is so damn entertaining, I'm not sure it matters. Worst part - you have to wait for the second book to know what happens. Hanging around, waiting for the next book, killing me. Just go read it. Will be a perfect summer read. Perfect!
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Excellent debut for the author and the series.... The God Wave The God Wave Trilogy #1 By Patrick Hemstreet It started as a study of the human brain. An exercise to study EEG's and stimulate the brain during different activities. But where it took them was something no one could have anticipated. Chuck Brenton has always been fascinated by the inner workings of the human mind - now he's about to help bring it to the next level. And the next level is unbelievable - the ability to manipulate the world around us with the mind. Is this merely a result of Chuck's experimentation or is it the next stage that our minds were waiting to enter with the proper stimuli? Chuck and his team (an assortment of people with a wide ranging area of expertise - scientists, coders, artists, engineers) are going to explore this breakthrough and offer it to the world. There is just one problem—someone has taken an interest in their accomplishment and they are willing to do whatever it takes to control it. But how do you control the greatest discovery ever when it resides within the human mind? But when you discover something that could change the world as we know it, who do trust with your discovery? Answering this question could very well determine the fate of the world... if they have the time to get to the truth. The God Wave is an exciting and intriguing book that will take you on a journey that won't be ending anytime soon. Suspenseful doesn't begin to describe what you are about to experience when you open the cover of this book. A powerful mix of conspiracy, manipulation, and scientific discovery will lead to an explosive conclusion in this, the first book of Patrick Hemstreet's trilogy. I was provided a copy of this book through PUYB in exchange for my honest review.