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On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin's bullet strikes U.S. President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life. At the same hospital, Canadian researcher Dr. Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories. Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience--but the memories that flash through Jerrison's mind are not his memories.

It quickly becomes clear that the electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Dr. Singh's equipment, allowing a random group of people to access one another's minds. And now one of those people has access to the president's memories--including classified information regarding an upcoming military mission, which, if revealed, could cost countless lives. But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one, particularly when some of the people involved have reasons to lie ...
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, c2012.
ISBN: 9780670065769
Characteristics: viii, 342 p. ;,24 cm.


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mytwin Jan 20, 2014

This is a fast moving easy read with an upbeat message at the end.I enjoyed the "Canadian " references in the story.It is intriguing to follow a former student from Northview Hts.S.S. become a world class writer.

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Oct 30, 2012

I recommend this as a good read. This book had an interesteing concept and was fairly fast paced. It was not my favorite book by Robert J Sawyer (I prefer Hominids or Illegal Alien). The last part of the book was a little preachy and anticlimactic.

Oct 24, 2012

Sawyer is awesome. Visionary

Aug 01, 2012

To start with this was a great action, "who's the mystery bad guy" book with a bit of sci-fi thrown in, but in the last few chapters the sci-fi took over and it became more an existential, "peace on earth and goodwill towards all men" kind of book, which I didn't like. In the last 2 or 3 chapters the tone of the book completely changed and the author seemed to be trying to tell us something about what he believes is the only way create "peace on earth and goodwill towards all men." I didn't think the last chapters fit with the rest of the book at all, they seemed to almost be written by two different authors. I would still recommend this to fans of Sawyer (since finishing the book I have learned that Robert J. Sawyer is a famous and frequently awarded sci-fi writer) as most of the book is really fast paced and full of action and mystery.

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