Devil's Plaything: A Mystery for Idle Minds
Poisoned Pen, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
ur memories are succumbing to old age. Or are they? Acute memory loss is doubling every fifteen years. Shipments of computer memory loss are doubling every two years. A connection?
ane Idle has a secret that could affect the world profoundly. Unfortunately, she can't remember what that important secret is. She is in her 80s and suffers severe dementia.
er thirty year-old grandson, Nat Idle, is an investigative medical journalist trying to drag that lost secret from his grandmother's mind before a certain conspiracy goes bad.
at is a little rough around the edges and has a sense of humor that can aggravate others. However, Lane enjoys his witticisms. She herself is a hoot. Even though I had sympathy for her plight, I enjoyed her shenanigans.
, a medical thriller that might give us a window on the future, connects neurotech and high technology. Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and novelist. His first novel,
, first of three in the Nat Idle series, was a national best seller.
is a good read.
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