Receptor

Receptor

Alan Glynn

Fiction / Crime / Thriller

"[Receptor], Alan Glynn's sequel to The Dark Fields (the inspiration for the film Limitless starring Bradley Cooper), grippingly imagines the origins of MDT-48—the series' infamous 'smart drug,' which realizes remarkable human potential."—Entertainment Weekly (New & Notable) Named a Best Book of the Year by The Irish Times (Crime Fiction) and the Irish Independent (Thrillers) On a Friday evening in 1953, Madison Avenue ad executive Ned Sweeney enjoys a cocktail in the apartment of a strange and charismatic man he met hours earlier. Ned doesn't know it, but he has just become a participant in Project MK-Ultra, a covert, CIA-run study of mind-control techniques. The experience transforms Ned, pulling him away from his wife and young son and into the inner circles of the richest and most powerful people of his day. In a matter of months, he is dead. It is a tragedy Ned's...
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Under the Night

Under the Night

Alan Glynn

Fiction / Crime / Thriller

In 1950s Manhattan, the CIA carry out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. When they dose ad man Ned Sweeney with MDT-48, he finds his horizons dramatically expand as he is hurtled through the corridors of the rich and powerful, all the way to the government's nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.But what of Ned's colleague who was also dosed that night - last seen running half-naked and screaming into the Broadway traffic - and for how long can Ned maintain the extraordinary pace and trajectory of his new life?Over sixty years later, the only fact Ray Sweeney knows about his grandfather's life is that it ended when he jumped out of a hotel window in Manhattan, an event which scarred his family thereafter. But then Ray meets a retired government official, ninety-two-year-old Clay Proctor, who claims he can illuminate not only Ned's life and death, but also the truth behind the mysterious drug. Both a sequel and prequel to Alan Glynn's classic debut, The Dark...
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The Dark Fields aka Limitless

The Dark Fields aka Limitless

Alan Glynn

Fiction / Crime / Thriller

Imagine a drug that makes your brain function in a fantastically efficient way, tapping in to your fundamental resources of intelligence and drive. Imagine a drug that could make you read and remember entire books in a matter of hours, or learn a foreign language in a day. Imagine a drug that could make you process information so fast you can see the patterns on the stock market. Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's a pill called MDT-48. It's a Viagra for the brain, a designer drug that's redesigning his life. Eddie's not the only one doing MDT, but with his dealer shot dead and Eddie escaping with a large stash, he's the only one with a supply. And while the drug is helping Eddie make the sort of money he's only dreamed about, he's also beginning to suffer its side-effects. The Dark Fields is a high-concept, highly original thriller, a pharmaceutical Faust that is page-turning and thought-provoking in equal measure.
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Winterland

Winterland

Alan Glynn

Fiction / Crime / Thriller

'WINTERLAND sets a dramatically high benchmark for emerald noir ... A resonant, memorable and uncomfortable read.' Val McDermid --Val McDermid'A terrific read ... completely involving.' George Pelecanos --George Pelecanos'A dark and powerful slice of Dublin noir. I loved it!' R.J. Ellory --R.J. Ellory‘Both a crime novel and a portrait of contemporary Ireland caught at a moment of profound change . . . Timely, topical, and thrilling, this is Ireland as it truly is.’ - John Connolly “This is the colossus of Irish crime fiction. What MYSTIC RIVER did for Dennis Lehane, WINTERLAND should do for Alan Glynn. It is a noir masterpiece, the bar against which all future works will be judged.” – Ken Bruen Book Description Can one woman uncover the truth...? The dark, gripping thriller set in the Dublin underworld of hitmen, big business and government corruption. The worlds of business, politics and crime collide in contemporary Dublin when two men with the same name, from the same family, die on the same night - one death is a gangland murder, the other, apparently, a road accident. Was it a coincidence? That's the official version of events. But when a family member, Gina Rafferty, starts asking questions, this notion quickly unravels. Devastated by her loss, Gina's grief is tempered, and increasingly fuelled, by anger - because the more she hears that it was all a coincidence, that gangland violence is commonplace, that people die on our roads every day of the week, the less she's prepared to accept it. Told repeatedly that she should stop asking questions, Gina becomes more determined than ever to find out the truth, to establish a connection between the two deaths - but in doing so she embarks on a path that will push certain powerful people to their limits...
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Paradime

Paradime

Alan Glynn

Fiction / Crime / Thriller

After a stint as a private contractor in Afghanistan, Danny Lynch is back in New York. But nothing's easy. Work is hard to find and his girlfriend owes more than $30,000 in student loans. Danny is also haunted by something he witnessed at the base - a fact that could ultimately destroy him. Then he spots Teddy Trager, tech visionary and billionaire. These two men couldn't be more different - except for one thing: in appearance, they're identical.Danny becomes obsessed with Trager, and before long this member of the ninety-nine per cent is passing undetected into the gilded realm of the one per cent. But what does Danny find there? Who does he become? And is there a route home?From the prize winning author of Limitless, Paradime is a novel for fans of the great '70s conspiracy thrillers, rebooted for today's ever-globalising world.
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