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The Cure

The Cure

A Novel

Douglas E. Richards

Tor Books

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Psychopaths cause untold misery. If you found the cure for this condition, just how far would you go to use it?

Erin Palmer had a devastating encounter with a psychopath as a child. Now a grad student and scientist, she's devoting her life to studying these monsters. When her research catches the attention of Hugh Raborn, a brilliant neuroscientist who claims to have isolated the genes responsible for psychopathic behavior, Erin realizes it may be possible to reverse the condition, restoring souls to psychopaths. But to do so, she'll not only have to operate outside the law, but violate her most cherished ethical principles.

As Erin becomes further involved with Raborn, she begins to suspect that he harbors dark secrets. Is he working for the good of society? Or is he intent on bringing humanity to its knees?

Hunted by powerful, shadowy forces, Erin teams up with another mysterious man, Kyle Hansen, to uncover the truth. The pair find themselves pawns in a global conspiracy—one capable of destroying everything Erin holds dear and forever altering the course of human history . . .

American society in the early twenty-first century seems to be experiencing a growing epidemic of psychopathic monsters. Douglas E Richards's The Cure explores this condition, and the surprisingly thorny ethical and moral dilemmas surrounding it, within an explosive, thought-provoking, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller that will have readers turning pages deep into the night.

"The Cure will keep you turning the pages all night long."—Douglas Preston, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Impact

"Richards is a tremendous new talent. The Cure is an extraordinarily good novel that will keep you riveted . . . and thinking."—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

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ERIN PALMER PARKED her fifteen-year-old Dodge Intrepid, which continued to be more reliable than it had any right to be, especially given the time it spent in the relentless desert sun, and checked herself in the rearview...

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“[A] clever science-fiction thriller . . . well-written and fast-paced, with main characters who are easy to root for.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Cure will keep you turning the pages all night long.” —Douglas Preston, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Impact

“Richards is a tremendous new talent. The Cure is an extraordinarily good novel that will keep you riveted . . . and thinking.” —Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

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Douglas E. Richards

DOUGLAS E. RICHARDS is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wired and its sequel, Amped. In 2010, in recognition of his work, he was selected to be a special guest at San Diego Comic Con International, along with such icons as Stan Lee, Ray Bradbury, and Rick Riordan. Douglas has a master's degree in molecular biology (a.k.a."genetic engineering"), and was a biotechnology executive for many years. Douglas currently lives in San Diego, California, with his wife, two children, and two dogs.

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