Amped

Amped

The highly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times & USA Today bestseller, WIRED.

Note: WIRED was the #1 bestselling Kindle book of 2011 in two major categories: science
fiction and technothrillers (and 19th overall).

Kira Miller is a brilliant scientist who discovers how to temporarily boost human IQ to dizzying levels. But this transcendent intelligence brings with it a ruthless megalomania. Determined to use her discovery to propel human civilization to a higher plane, despite this side effect, Kira and ex-special forces operative David Desh recruit a small group of accomplished scientists, all of whom are safely off the grid. Or so they think . . .

Soon Kira and her team are fighting for their lives against unknown but powerful adversaries. Worse still, while on the run and being relentlessly attacked from all quarters, Kira comes across evidence of savage acts that the enhanced version of Desh kept hidden, even from himself. Now both she and Desh must question everything they think they know. Can they trust each other? Can they even trust themselves?

And all the while, the greatest threat of all may be coming from an entirely unexpected direction. A threat that could lead to devastation on a global scale. And time is quickly running out . . .

Like its predecessor, AMPED is a smart thriller crammed with breakneck action, unexpected twists, mind-blowing science, and philosophical and ethical concepts readers will be contemplating long after they've read the last page.

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    Amped Reviews

  • Douglas Richards

    Just wanted to let anyone with interest know that the WIRED sequel, AMPED, is now available on Amazon (and B&N later today or tomorrow). This really isn't a review (and apologies for giving myself 5 s...

  • ?Susan?

    Pretty good futuristic twist on mind expansion. An interesting premise on how intelligence would bring world peace....

  • Vishal

    My wife and I became huge fans of Richards when we fell in love with 'Wired', having read it last year. We waited eagerly for the sequel to come out, and now, after having just finished reading it, I ...

  • H3dakota

    I was really torn on what to rate this one at, to be honest. The author's writing has definitely matured from the first book, which I'm very happy about (the exclamation points are kept to a minimum, ...

  • J.F. Penn

    I LOVED Wired, the first in the series - awesome book. But this one was way too far fetched for me. I liked the philosophy of the first book and this carries it on but it just wasn't in the realms of ...

  • Debra Martin

    When I started reading this sequel, I was curious where the author would take the story. After all, what do you do with these "enhanced IQs"? Kira Miller, the brilliant geneticist who created the gelc...

  • Tina Hsu

    AMPED picks up just a short time after WIRED ends. If you thought everything was settled at the end of WIRED and the future looked rosy, think again! Now the stakes for humanity and the future are eve...

  • Daisy Langford

    Even worse than the first book, Wired. Pretentious is a great word to describe the book as is self delusional, poorly written, two dimensional, haughty, cartoonish, ridiculous, need I go on? Well, I w...

  • Tom Gregorio

    I had low expectations for this book and they were amply met. Written for young adults, I found it pompous and pretentious. I'm only giving a second star because I finished it, driven by a sense of mo...

  • Chris

    Ridiculous, what book are these 5 star reviews reading?Another reviewer said it already, this is beyond ridiculous. Of all the things that are hinted at being able to do with a high IQ, uniting the wo...