Killfile (Hardcover)

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Lots of high tech details, action and adventure await the reader of Killfile. John Smith has a special gift where he can read people’s thoughts. Maybe this is a curse, not a blessing, since he can hear those pesky songs that go through your head and relive your most painful memories. A former valuable CIA agent, John now works freelance as a private consultant. His latest client is rich software genius Everett Sloan who hires John to check out a former employee for possible intellectual property theft. John’s identity becomes compromised and he finds himself on the run from unknown enemies. He, along with Sloan’s associate Kelsey Foster, goes off the grid where he can hopefully use his special skills to save himself and Kelsey, and also solve the mystery of the data that may or may not be stolen. For fans of the Preston and Child stories with Pendergast as well as James Rollins supernatural adventures.—Linda

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The author of The Eternal World seamlessly combines history, biotechnology, action, and adventure in this high-concept thriller in the spirit of James Rollins, Brad Thor, and Douglas Preston.

John Smith possesses a special gift that seems more like a curse: he can access other people's thoughts. He hears the songs stuck in their heads, knows their most private traumas and fears, and relives the painful memories they can't let go of. The CIA honed his skills until he was one of their most powerful operatives, but John 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.

Unfortunately, John 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 Sloan is convinced he's stolen. But before John can probe Preston's mind, his identity is compromised and he's on the run for his life, along with Sloane's young associate, Kelsey Foster.

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062416407
ISBN-10: 0062416405
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English