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A Better World (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 2) by [Sakey, Marcus]
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“Holds the reader in thrall until the final crack of an unthinkable doom—then offers more. Cooper's fight demonstrates the importance of decency, principle, and love in a world where politicians' promises of ‘protection’ lead to the bitterest enslavement.” —Publishers Weekly

“A decidedly adult, disturbingly feasible spin to the dystopian future trend overtaking literature.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“An allegory of America devouring its own…A first-rate actioner forever pulsing forward, told in vivid, even poetic prose.” —Booklist

“Triumphant...Reads like a more gut-punching X-Men story told from a different perspective...Full of moments that will leave you gasping.” —Examiner.com

“Sakey is an absolute master of the suspense novel...The book moves with the speed of a cheetah on cocaine...One of the best books I have read this year.” —Crimespree Magazine

“A Better World shines.” —Toledo Blade

About the Author

Marcus Sakey’s novels have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, including the Edgar and two ITW Thriller Awards. His book Good People was adapted as a feature film starring James Franco and Kate Hudson. Three of his other novels have been optioned for film, including Brilliance.

To research his work, Marcus has shadowed gang cops, trained with snipers, toured the morgue, flown planes, rappelled with SWAT teams, hung out with spies, and learned to pick a deadbolt. He is the host and writer of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on Travel Channel, for which he is routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs.

Marcus lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

His website is MarcusSakey.com, or follow him on Facebook (Facebook.com/MarcusSakey) or Twitter, where he posts under the clever handle @MarcusSakey.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6407 KB
  • Print Length: 391 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477823948
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (17 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IA7N7C8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 193 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Charles Green TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jun. 2014
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My review of 'Brilliance', part 1 of Marcus Sakey's Brilliance series, described it as 'original' but also 'predictably plotted'. The alternative reality the author had created was both believable and fresh (I'd dismiss the comparisons with X-Men; Sakey's Brilliants are not mutants and are not superhuman in the traditional comic book sense. There are no psychics or telekinetics on display here). However, the book was let down by a plot that felt derivative and pedestrian.

There was enough promise though, to make me pick up part 2 to see where Sakey took the wider story next and whether he managed to iron out the kinks present in part 1. The answer to the first question is that he takes the story somewhere I really hadn't seen it going and the answer to the second is yes, plot & predictability-wise this is a great improvement on its predecessor.

Like most opening chapters in an ongoing series, Brilliance had relied on a relatively straight forward, narrow, linear plot to establish the world in which it was set; in its particular case the all-too-familiar 'cop goes undercover to catch bad-guys and discovers hidden conspiracy' trope. In this respect it wasn't too different to the likes of Star Wars: A New Hope (a simple rescue the princess from the dark fortress plot) or The Hunger Games (basically 'girl must compete in fight to the death').

As with both the Star Wars and Hunger Games series, with the world successfully established in part 1 and the readership invested in the setting and characters, 'A Better World' allows Sakey the opportunities to broaden that world and offer up a more complex plot. They are ones that he takes.
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Wow! I am so pleased I stumbled across this book one when looking for a thriller to sink my teeth into. The premise doesn't sound that original but don't let that fool you - it's utterly gripping and at the same time very thought provoking. Marcus Sakey is a brilliant writer who has crafted engaging characters and a very clever plot.
I actually read the book one and book two in three days! I just couldn't stop myself. Cannot wait until Book 3!

Book 2 takes right up where Book 1 left off and things get very dark... I won't spoil it for anyone but you won't have any nails left by the time you read the last page. Loved it!
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As good as the first book was as bad is this. What happened?(besides to write a sequel as fast as possible)Nothing of the good writing is there anymore. the character that was strange and mysterious and interesting has changed to predictable and boring new ones. And the good protagonist has become sentimental and silly. Far from brilliant. Do yourself a favor if you liked, as I did, the first book and stay away from this. I drags down the whole saga...
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First things first: as a writer, Markus Sakey definitely has balls.

It never ceases to amaze me in this series how far Sakey is able to escalate the situations he creates. Every time a crisis reaches breaking point (and at exactly the point where most writers would back off and have someone save the day) Sakey somehow pushes things even further. This lends the Brilliance books a level of tension so few novels manage since you really never know what's going to happen next. Every time you think, okay, this is the breaking point, this is the limit...Sakey snaps right through it and takes the situation to a whole new level. It makes for an absolutely exhilarating read.

It also helps that Sakey writes well. These novels are as fast paced as anything I've read and while there are some cheesy moments, I think that's exactly what this sort of book requires to keep it from either becoming a numbing succession of action sequences or ruining the mood with out of place personal dramas. The dialogues are sparky and generally to the point and the characters are fleshed out quickly with the reader easily able to supply details and form opinions based on their actions.

I'm not at all surprised these books have been optioned for movie releases and I hope they get the big budget treatment as I could see them becoming huge successes if done right.
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Great Trilogy of books, didn't know it was 3 books until I bought the first. First 2 great can't put it down kind of books and so of course with the 3rd you have to know how it is all wrapped up. A tidy finish but a little bit "they all lived happily ever after" except for one developing problem spot.
Well worth the time taken to read, action, romance and sex, plausible sci fi, philosophy, and a whole host of life elements including family affects on decisions made. Having just read the first few pages of one of this authors early works the step forward with these is tremendous and he is definitely an author to watch.
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I have to say it took me a while to get into this novel, which was surprising having flown through the first one and enjoyed every minute.
This second book in the series is a little slower to get going and when it does it all quickly builds to a rather epic climax. However, it is fair to say that although enjoyable it is very guilty of being a middle book of a trilogy and it is soon very clear not all the plot threads will be resolved in this book.
That aside, the book is well written and the characters are believable with solid character development.
I hope the final books lives up to my expectations.
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