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Not sure about the humans, but definitely a Rat++
29 August 2017
Prepare to suspend disbelief because Mike Cohen is a venture capitalist with a heart. Here, he's allowing one of his venture investments to test cutting edge nanotechnology on his mother in the hope it will reverse her dementia. It all starts to go wrong when she is kidnapped.
As ripping yarns go, this is readable enough and gallops along at a decent pace. Unfortunately, the characters didn't quite ring true for me; Mike seems more of a precocious teenager than a sharp businessman. Ada, the object of his desire, is a vanilla version of Lisbeth Salander who starts promisingly but ultimately has little to do. The abilities conferred by brainocytes consist mostly of having a smart phone in ones head and texting without the need for thumbs - I remained unconvinced about supposed superhuman abilities. There is a lot of telepathic gushing between him and his friends while the adorable rat, the mercenaries and the hired hacker do the real work. Spock the rat though.... what a guy!