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Summary

The author of The Eternal World seamlessly combines history, biotechnology, action and adventure in this high-concept thriller.

John Smith has a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, their most private traumas and fears, the painful memories they can't let go of. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but Smith fled the agency and now works as a private consultant, trying to keep the dark potentials of his gift in check - and himself out of trouble.

But now Smith is unexpectedly plunged into dangerous waters when his latest client, billionaire software genius Everett Sloan, hires him to investigate a former employee - a tech whiz kid named Eli Preston - and search his thoughts for some very valuable intellectual property he's stolen. Before John can probe Preston's mind, his identity is compromised, and he's on a run for his life with Sloan's young associate, Kelsey.

Hunted by shadowy enemies with deep resources and unknown motives, John and Kelsey must go off the grid. John knows their only hope for survival is using his powers to their fullest - even if it means putting his own sanity at risk.

©2016 Christopher Farnsworth (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

"[A] flip, unusually compelling hero... Farnsworth, author of the fantastical Nathaniel Cade series, stands to expand his following with this clever, offbeat thriller." ( Kirkus)

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Loved it

I had this in my wish list for a couple of weeks, finally got a credit, wow it was worth it.
Nicely written and well paced. Narration was spot on. Off to hunt for more of the authors works.
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It seems a book you won’t want to like, but it’s great. The narrator really brings it to life very well.

Shame there’s only 2 in the series so far as I’m hooked!

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  • 13-03-19

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Bloody Brilliant!

Huge fan of Flanagan’s Nathaniel Cade series, so I thought I would try peeking in on what John Smith was up to.

Both books will leave you wanting more, sitting on the edge of your seat, and agreeing with chagrin how annoying us ‘normals’ are.

More than that, the two books (This, and Hunt You Down/Killfile) together will give you a terrifying insight into how vulnerable modern technology has made us, and how easily it can be weaponised against us.

Best praise I can offer about this text and narrator combination: as soon as I finished, I immediately began listening again.