Be sure to also read Richards's newest technothriller, Mind's Eye.
"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
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 soon find themselves pawns in a global conspiracy--one capable of destroying everything Erin holds dear. And forever altering the course of human history . . .
At a time when society seems to be facing an epidemic of psychopathic monsters, 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.
"Recalls the best of Michael Crichton." -- Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Loch Ness Legacy, on Richards's New York Times bestselling technothriller, WIRED