From Alan Glynn--the author of Limitless--comes Receptor, an irresistable thriller that reveals the origins of MDT-48 and the consequences of unlocking the human mind.
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 family struggles to understand, then tries to forget . . . but some skeletons refuse to stay buried. More than sixty years later, Ned's grandson Ray is introduced to a retired government official who claims to know the details of Ned's life and death. Ray is prepared to dismiss the encounter, until he discovers that the now-elderly man once worked for the CIA. Ray digs deeper, and begins to question everything as he uncovers rumors of a mysterious "smart drug"—a fabled black-market cognitive enhancer called MDT-48.
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" this book was kind of slow to start with but it picked up very very well tied up a lot of loose ends. I loved the movie Limitless this book explains so much about that and it was also very believable with the climate of the CIA after World War II. This book made me wish there was something like this available to me when I was younger even so to the point that it was easy to put yourself in the book as you read it. Overall this book is a very compelling read but I found too many gaps between ideas which made the book same to stop and start too many times. Definitely worth your time that's definitely a pretty good read"
Richard (4 out of 5 stars)