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The Minders by John Marrs

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Book Summary

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…


Condition: New

Paperback, Published February 16, 2021 by Berkley Books

ISBN: 0593334728

2 reviews for The Minders by John Marrs

  1. Chandra

    John Marrs is one of my all time favorite authors. It’s so rare that I’ve now read 6 of his books and every single one of them has been 5 stars. What can I say, I’m fascinated with his mind. He is a genius and noone can tell me different. With The Minders, he brings yet another scary situation where some very special people get classified governmental information implanted into their minds. SAY WHAT.
    One thing that I absolutely love is when an author references his other books. There’s that FEELING you get when recognize these and in The Minders, he definitely gives a nod to his other books – mostly with The One and Passengers and I couldn’t have been happier to see that! But fear not, you can read this just fine without having read those, though I highly recommend you go back because they’re freaking amazing.

    I’m not going to bore you with the endless things I loved about this read. I’ll just say that you’ll want to read this. Chock full of twisty little moments and (some) characters I hope to see again, this is a full on win and the best way to end my February reads.

    Mr. Marrs – you have a fan in me and I can’t wait to see what else you bring to the table. I would love to pick your mind someday.

    Readers – if you haven’t read any of his work, I implore you to do so now.
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  2. KC

    Please learn from my mistake and do not read this before reading Passengers or The One unless you want some serious spoilers for those!

    I go into most of my thrillers blind, I requested this one based on reading What Lies Between Us (my first John Marrs) last year and loving it! This was a time going in blind burnt me. Because, had I read about this one, I would have known it contained spoilers on his other books I have, but still haven’t read.

    This ended up being a bit out of my comfort zone. If you aren’t someone who enjoys keeping up with various characters I wouldn’t recommend this to you. I had a hard time keeping up with the five main characters, and then with the side characters as well. I found myself really wanting to DNF this one around 40%, but I stuck through it. I just wasn’t that into the story at that point, but I am happy I didn’t quit. I liked the female characters in this book, but felt the male characters to be forgettable. I like the way this book wrapped up at the end. It made sense and was something I felt like I could have guessed, but didn’t. If you are into sci-fi thrillers that take place in the future, you will love this one!

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