The Dark Fields

The Dark Fields

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Addicted to MDT, a drug that gives the brain extraordinary power, Eddie Spinola begins to experience the devastating side effects, forcing him to go in search of other MDT users as he stumbles upon the truth of this miracle drug.

McMillan Palgrave
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.


Holtzbrinck
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.


Blackwell North Amer
Imagine a drug that made your brain function with perfect efficiency, tapping into your deepest resources of creativity and drive, releasing all the passive knowledge you'd ever accumulated. Imagine a drug that focused you so intensely you could read a stack of books in just a few hours and remember every word, learn a foreign language in the space of a quiet evening at home. Imagine a drug that allowed you to process information so quickly you could see patterns in the stock market, a drug that made you so charming you could seduce a room full of strangers in a matter of minutes, or land any job you wanted.
Eddie Spinola is on such a drug. It's called MDT-48, and it's success in a bottle - a designer drug that's re-designing his life.
MDT is helping Eddie to become the kind of man he's always dreamed of being, but as he morphs into the picture of intellectual and financial success on the outside, he starts falling apart on the inside - headaches, blackouts, violent outbursts. But now it's too late to go back; he's hooked, and the supply that once seemed limitless is starting to dwindle. As Eddie tries to trace the other users, uncovering MDT's shady origins and the mystery behind his dealer's death, the drug that once seemed like a dream come true is looking more and more like his worst nightmare.

Baker
& Taylor

Addicted to MDT, a drug that gives the brain extraordinary power, from learning a foreign language in a day to conquering the stock market, Eddie Spinola begins to experience the devastating side effects of this drug, forcing him to go in search of other MDT users as he stumbles upon the horrifying truth of this miracle drug. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2002
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781582342245
1582342245
Branch Call Number: FICTION GLYNN
Characteristics: p. cm

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StarGladiator
Jan 19, 2013

Fantastic read, although all of Alan Glynn's books are outstanding. The pacing is brilliantly done, and the unfolding of the story is just right (for SF fans, Ted Chiang's short story in a similar vein, but with a strong SF angle, is a tremendous read). Glynn has an excellent grasp of modern day global corruption at all levels and societies.

mrzipan22 Mar 06, 2012

suspension of disbelief is facilitated by pacing

NYYankees Dec 27, 2011

i can read this book in 1 1/2 days. I have seen the movie. Trust me you would want to see the movie first.

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TheSponge
Jun 03, 2011

Sort of like a literary candy bar...I read this book in two days flat!
I could not put it down. I am looking forward to seeing the movie. I wonder if it will be as good as the book?

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