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Born To Darkness - Suzanne Brockmann
Born To Darkness
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As the New York Times bestselling author of the Troubleshooters series and a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today), Suzanne Brockmann has an acclaimed history of taking readers’ breath away with her novels of hot passion and high adventure. Now she takes her talent for sexy, action-packed... show more
As the New York Times bestselling author of the Troubleshooters series and a “superstar of romantic suspense” (USA Today), Suzanne Brockmann has an acclaimed history of taking readers’ breath away with her novels of hot passion and high adventure. Now she takes her talent for sexy, action-packed storytelling in a thrilling new direction: forward—into a future, both fantastic and frightening, that only the brilliant Brockmann could envision.   Dishonorably discharged, former Navy SEAL Shane Laughlin is down to his last ten bucks when he finally finds work as a test subject at the Obermeyer Institute, a little-known and believed-to-be-fringe scientific research facility. When he enters the OI compound, he is plunged into a strange world where seemingly mild-mannered scientists—including women half his size—can kick his highly skilled ass.   Shane soon discovers that there are certain individuals who possess the unique ability to access untapped regions of the brain with extraordinary results—including telekinesis, super strength, and reversal of the aging process. Known as “Greater-Thans,” this rare breed is recruited by OI, where they are rigorously trained using ancient techniques to cultivate their powers and wield them responsibly.   But in the depths of America’s second Great Depression, where the divide between the haves and the have-nots has grown even wider, those who are rich—and reckless—enough have a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that can make anyone a Greater-Than, with the power of eternal youth. The sinister cartel known as The Organization has begun mass-producing Destiny, and the demand is epidemic. But few realize the drug’s true danger, and fewer still know the dirty secret of Destiny’s crucial ingredient.   Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie knows the ugly truth. And as one of the Obermeyer Institute’s crack team of operatives, she’s determined to end the scourge of Destiny. But her kick-ass attitude gets knocked for a loop when she finds that one of the new test subjects is none other than Shane, the same smoldering stranger who just rocked her world in a one-night stand. Although Shane isn’t a Greater-Than like Mac, as an ex-SEAL, he’s got talents of his own. But Mac’s got powerful 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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345521279 (0345521277)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 513
Edition language: English
Series: Fighting Destiny (#1)
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Elena Likes Books
Elena Likes Books rated it
4.0 Born to Darkness
I was pleasantly surprised by this book's relative unformulaicness. Most romance novels are totally predictable, but this one wasn't at all. It was also really disturbing--this book is not for the faint of heart. It's sort of a superhero thriller romance. And you get three romances for the price of ...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Born to Darkness
I did enjoy this story. Set in a near future where things are worse than they are now and you need money to get anywhere. Shane Laughlin is an ex-naval SEAL, dishonourably discharged and looking to do something, preferably honest. He's offered a chance to take part in a project and finds himself ...
Kyahgirl
Kyahgirl rated it
2.5/5; 3 stars; C+I listened to this book a couple of weeks ago. I liked it but didn't love it. I think the premise was interesting but there were too many characters and not enough depth to any of them. This is a pretty long book. It was 16 discs on audio. There wasn't 16 discs worth of story....
Feminista
Feminista rated it
5.0 Born to Darkness
Rating: 5 out of 5.Whoa... I am really happily surprised. The last time I gave a five was more than a month ago. And that is saying something as I usually read a book a day.I picked this book up because it looked like something I might enjoy. Yeah, I judged the book by its cover. :) And now I am rea...
CarlAlves
CarlAlves rated it
1.0 Born To Darkness
When I saw the jacket cover to Born to Darkness and saw that it was a futuristic novel featuring "greater thans" that can use a greater portion of their mind, which in essence gives them super powers, I thought well that's a cool idea. Unfortunately, that was the only redeemable aspect of this novel...
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