The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn

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A pharmaceutical Faust-a journey through the darker side of ambition.

Imagine a drug that makes your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your most fundamental resources of intelligence and drive. Imagine a drug that could make you learn a foreign language in a day and seduce a room-full of strangers in a matter of minutes. Imagine a drug that could make you process information so fast you could see patterns in the stock market.

Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's called MDT-48. It's Viagra for the brain-a designer drug that's redesigning his life.

Eddie's not the only one addicted to MDT, but now that his dealer is dead, he's the only one with a supply. While the drug is helping Eddie make the kind of money he's only dreamed about, he's also beginning to suffer the side effects: Blinding headaches. Violent outbursts. Ominous blackouts. And when Eddie tries to trace the other users, he discovers the terrifying truth. . .

The Dark Fields is a feverish reading experience that lingers in your mind long after the final page.
 

About Alan Glynn

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Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. His first novel, "The Dark Fields", was released as the movie "Limitless" in 2011. His other novels include "Bloodland", "Winterland", and "Graveland". He is married and lives in Ireland.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Little Brown & Co. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Fiction

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It enters hack writer Eddie Spinola’s life through an encounter in New York with his ex-brother-in-law, who after listening to Eddie ramble about his inability to proceed on a book he’s writing, leaves him with a pill that will change his life.

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Fine secondary characters like shady Russian loan shark Gennady and Eddie's ex-wife Melissa appear in many scenes, but the reader remains riveted to Eddie's fate in this impeccably imagined and executed debut.

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