The Minders

The Minders

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In this electrifying near-future thriller, five strangers guard government secrets, but only four can be trusted.

In the 21st century, information is king. But computers can be hacked and files can be broken into - so a unique government initiative has been born. Five ordinary people have been selected to become Minders - the latest weapon in thwarting cyberterrorism. Transformed by a revolutionary medical procedure, the country's most classified information has been taken offline and turned into genetic code implanted inside their heads.

Together, the five know every secret - the truth behind every government lie, conspiracy theory and cover up. In return, they're given the chance to leave their problems behind and a blank slate to start their lives anew.

But not everyone should be trusted, especially when they each have secrets of their own they'll do anything to protect...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 22mm | 312g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0593334728
  • 9780593334720
  • 1,043,263

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Marrs excels at thrilling readers by creating a real sense of tension and delivering a believeable, harsh criticism of modern society.--LA Times

"This page-turner never sacrifices the characters' humanity for the sake of plot. Marrs has definitely upped his game."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Additional Praise for John Marrs and The Passengers

"I absolutely loved it. It sucked me right in and kept me gripped right until the end. With some real jaw-dropping moments, it was an edge-of-your-seat read."--Claire Allan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Name Was Rose

An irresistible combination of high-concept scenario, technofear, conspiracy thriller, social satire and lurid personal tales...Full of twists, vividly drawn characters you'll love or love to loathe and pacy action."--SFX Magazine

"Virtually every plot beat seems plausible and imminent...Marrs laces his fast-paced tale with delectably mordant satire."--The Washington Post

"Marrs's engrossing, believable thriller raises intriguing questions about our science-tinged future."--Booklist

"Marrs is brilliant at twists and for the addicts of adrenaline-fuelled twisty ride."--Peter James, international bestselling author of Dead If You Don't
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About John Marrs

Until recently, John Marrs worked for twenty-five years as a freelance journalist based in London, England, where he interviewed celebrities from the world of television, film, and music for national newspapers and magazines. He has written for publications including Guardian's Guide and Guardian Online, Total Film, the Huffington Post, Empire, Q, GT, the Independent, S Magazine, and Company. He is the author of When You Disappeared, Welcome to Wherever You Are, The Good Samaritan, Her Last Move, The Passengers, What Lies Between Us, and The One, soon to be a Netflix series.
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Rating details

4,699 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,239)
4 39% (1,823)
3 27% (1,270)
2 6% (301)
1 1% (66)
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