Born to Darkness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Suzanne Brockmann

Narrated By: Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: March 2012

Duration: 18 hours 43 minutes

Summary:

Dishonorably discharged, former Navy SEAL Shane Laughlin is down to his last ten bucks when he finally finds work as a test subject at the Obermeyer Institute, a little-known and believed-to-be-fringe scientific research facility. When he enters the OI compound, he is plunged into a strange world where seemingly mild-mannered scientists-including women half his size-can kick his highly skilled ass. Shane soon discovers that there are certain individuals who possess the unique ability to access untapped regions of the brain with extraordinary results-including telekinesis, super strength, and reversal of the aging process. Known as "Greater-Thans," this rare breed is recruited by OI, where they are rigorously trained using ancient techniques to cultivate their powers and wield them responsibly. But in the depths of America's second Great Depression, where the divide between the haves and the have-nots has grown even wider, those who are rich-and reckless-enough have a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that can make anyone a Greater-Than, with the power of eternal youth. The sinister cartel known as The Organization has begun mass-producing Destiny, and the demand is epidemic. But few realize the drug's true danger, and fewer still know the dirty secret of Destiny's crucial ingredient. Michelle "Mac" Mackenzie knows the ugly truth. And as one of the Obermeyer Institute's crack team of operatives, she's determined to end the scourge of Destiny. But her kick-ass attitude gets knocked for a loop when she finds that one of the new test subjects is none other than Shane, the same smoldering stranger who just rocked her world in a one-night stand. Although Shane isn't a Greater-Than like Mac, as an ex-SEAL, he's got talents of his own. But Mac's got powerful reasons to keep her distance from him-and reasons that are just as strong to want him close. She's used to risking her life, but now, in the midst of the ultimate war on drugs, she must face sacrificing her heart.

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  • tina tuttle

    This was a real turn for Brockmann, but it doesn't disappoint. She weaves the stories of several characters together and even has the chance to work thru some of tthe issues of our own time in a different future. But what was so enjoyable wasn't just the lead two characters, but the supporting cast. I am waiting with bated breath for the next installments of this series.

  • ruthe bourke

    You are correct there is no resolution I am going to check out the hard copy of the book because this just stops it isnt finished . so i dont recommend listening to 10 hours with no ending too frustrating .

  • Judy Stone

    The book would be great. I don't know if it's just me but it feels like it just stopped in the middle of the book.