Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1) by Marcus Sakey
Brilliance? Now there’s a clever author…
I love it when I enjoy a book more than I expect to.
It’s a little bit science fiction, a little bit X-Men, a little bit cop story, a little but social commentary, and a lot bit non-stop excitement.
In this alternative 2013, Brilliants mysteriously started being born around 1980. Think X-Men with brain powers instead of super powers. They’ve made the world more technologically advanced, improved medical care, become super athletes…and showed all the rest of us how unfortunately-normal we are.
Excellent writing, smooth dialogue, interesting characters, cool “powers,” fun alternatives to history (President Dukakis?), and lots of action.
There’s a sex scene and some PG-13 language, so probably best to not share this one with your favorite teenagers. But discerning adults looking for a fun twist on a one-man-cop-takes-on-the-world thriller should read with confidence.