Written in Fire (The Brilliance Trilogy)

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9781511320856: Written in Fire (The Brilliance Trilogy)

The explosive conclusion to the bestselling Brilliance Trilogy

For thirty years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the one percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For thirty years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war.

We failed.

The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle.

Nick Cooper has spent his life fighting for his children and his country. Now, as the world staggers on the edge of ruin, he must risk everything he loves to face his oldest enemy—a brilliant terrorist so driven by his ideals that he will sacrifice humanity’s future to achieve them.

From “one of our best storytellers” (Michael Connelly) comes the blistering conclusion to the acclaimed series that is a “forget-to-pick-up-milk, forget-to-water-the-plants, forget-to-eat total immersion experience” (Gillian Flynn).

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About the Author:

Marcus Sakey’s thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards. They’ve been named New York Times Editors’ Choice picks and have been selected among Esquire’s top five books of the year. His novel Good People was made into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, and Brilliance is currently in development with Legendary Pictures. Sakey lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

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“Beginning with Brilliance and A Better World, and culminating in the pitch-perfect trilogy-finisher, Written in Fire, Marcus Sakey has created an astonishing achievement—a portrait of our world five minutes into the future. It’s a world exploding with technology and innovation, but imploding with the same fear and paranoia that threatens to destroy our world: fear of those who are different. What message could be more profound? These books are all thriller, with a perfect dusting of science fiction and social commentary, all underpinned with Sakey’s trademark gorgeous prose. For my money, this trilogy is one of the great works of commercial fiction ever put to page. Epic, compulsively readable, and thought-provoking to the very last sentence.” —Blake Crouch, bestselling author of the Wayward Pines Series

“The searing conclusion to Sakey’s Brilliance trilogy...raises important questions about such matters as patriotism, self-sacrifice, conflicting loyalties, and parental devotion.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Sakey brings his cinematic series to a ferocious close, capping off a three-book experiment in futuristic violence, societal catastrophe, and hyperkinetic storytelling...A bombastic final entry that combines larger-than-life futurism with convincing ultraviolence to deliver a satisfying, open-ended finale.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Sakey can flat-out write.” —Don Winslow

“Sakey transcends the spoon-fed dystopia of young adult epics such as The Hunger Games with thoughtful allusions to such contemporary issues as the mistreatment of minorities, global warming, government corruption and genetic engineering—and just the right undercurrent of satire.” —Chicago Tribune

Written in Fire is so wildly imaginative in evoking its own new world order that I feel like those lucky few critics who received advance copies of The Lord of the Rings back in the 1950s. Terrifying in its treatment and relentless in exploring the dark underbelly of society, this is reading entertainment that borders on the classic.” —Providence Journal

“Sakey proves himself as a master, once again. This time taking his skills as a mystery writer and weaving them together with themes of evolution and societal tension, creating something all together unique and impossible to put down. When the battle is done, Sakey leaves you satisfied, but still wanting more in the world of the Brilliance trilogy. If that’s not the sign of a perfect trio of books, I don’t know what is.” —Crimespree Magazine

“One of the most satisfying conclusions to a thriller that I’ve read in quite some time.” —Toledo Blade

“With the three volumes comprising his outstanding series The Brilliance Trilogy, author Marcus Sakey has established himself as a gifted and original storyteller, and a truly exceptionally action/adventure novelist.” —Midwest Book Review

Praise for Marcus Sakey’s The Brilliance Trilogy

“At once mystery, thriller, family saga, and romance...The plot takes many unpredictable twists, the characters are multidimensional, the world quite believable and the social/political commentary pointed and often chilling.” —Chicago Tribune

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

“An astoundingly good writer.” —San Jose Mercury News

“It's depth and intelligence and passion and emotion that sets Sakey apart.” —Lee Child

“A tightly plotted thriller with classic questions beating in its geeky heart.” —NPR

An Amazon.com Best Books of the Month: Science Fiction & Fantasy Pick

“Sakey paints a near future too close for comfort.” —Publishers Weekly

“Utterly compelling.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“Brilliant.” —Chicago Sun-Times

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