Born to Darkness

Born to Darkness

eBook - 2012
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Random House, Inc.
In the near future, as America endures its second Great Depression, former Navy SEAL Shane Laughlin finds work as a test subject at the Obermeyer Institute, only to be plunged into a strange world where mild-mannered scientists can kick his highly skilled ass. These “Greater-Thans” undergo rigorous training to master unique abilities—including telekinesis, super strength, and reversal of the aging process—by accessing untapped regions of the brain. But for the rich and reckless, there’s a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that can make anyone a Greater-Than—for a lethal price.
Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie is determined to end the scourge of Destiny. As one of OI’s crack operatives, she’s learned to wield her powers responsibly. But she’s knocked for a loop when she meets the new test subject: Shane, the same smoldering stranger who just rocked her world in a one-night stand. Mac’s got reasons to keep her distance from him—and reasons that are just as strong to want him close. She’s used to risking her life, but now, in the midst of the ultimate war on drugs, she must face sacrificing her heart.

BONUS: This edition includes Suzanne Brockmann's short story Shane's Last Stand.

Baker & Taylor
Though Mac--a super-human "Greater Than"--is used to doing things her own way, she is forced to cooperate with a former NAVY Seal (with whom she has a sizzling sexual connection) to save a kidnapped girl who also has the potential to be a "Greater Than." By the New York Times best-selling author of Hot Pursuit. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780345521293
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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meloprza May 05, 2014

I think this is the worst Brockmann book I have read. Very dissapointed.

(Staff) Kyla Zerbes Aug 13, 2012

OMG! This was a fantastic if dark vision of what the US (and world) could become.
And kudos for the understated sex scene between 2 men!!

happygirl15 Jul 08, 2012

Recommend for 17+. Brockmann delivers again. Strong characters, suspense and love relationships - yes, I want them all. I've followed Suz through her Seal Team 16/Troubleshooters Inc books and enjoyed them all...although the series seemed a little slow at first. This is the first book in a new series with a pretty strong start. Enjoyable read.

Jul 02, 2012

This is the first novel of a new series by Suzanne Brockmann. Once again, it stars a navy seal, however it is set in the future and features paranormal powers that can be accessed by training the brain to use more of its power and capacity. As usual, her writing is brilliant and compelling with strong female characters and features a committed gay male relationship.

May 30, 2012

All I can say is WOW. This is the first book of Suzannes that I have read too and if they are all like this I can't wait to read the rest of them.

May 07, 2012

This is my first book from Suzanne Brockmann and I could not put it down until I finished. I like the fact that there are more than one story running in parallell. I am happy for the outcome of the main characters but would like to know what happens with Bach and others.

May 03, 2012

I like most of Suzanne Brockmann's older books, but find her newer ones not to be as good. Too many relationships so the characters aren't as well-developed; also the whole Destiny/Greater-Than elements of the plot aren't developed very well. Or maybe I should say they don't feel well-integrated with the characters and plot. All of a sudden something will happen that seems to come out of the blue that is convenient for moving the plot forward but not quite "right".

Apr 11, 2012

I love all of Suzanne Brockmann's books and this one does not disappoint.

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