Given just months to live, Jake Bronson never dreamed that a freak accident would draw him into a whirlwind of terror, self-sacrifice and love.
Jake was prepared to die; he just didn’t want to do it today, trapped in an MRI scanner during an earthquake. Instead, the accident increases Jake’s brainpower ten-fold, attracting the attention of a terrorist group working to perfect cerebral implants to enhance the abilities of its Jihadist spies. Convinced that an exam of Jake’s brain will catapult their research, they kidnap him.
Held captive in Venice, Italy, Jake bonds with a psychologist, Francesca, and two kidnapped autistic-savant children—the next subjects in the terrorists’ deadly experiments. Jake vows to save them, even if it means trading his life for theirs.
Meanwhile, Jake’s friends have tracked him to Venice. But their attempt to free him in a guns-blazing raid backfires when the terrorist leader uses Francesca and the children as hostages, fleeing with them to his Afghan mountain stronghold. Jake and his friends gather a specialized ops-team for a daring rescue mission, where Jake discovers that his new-found talents carry a hidden price tag that even all of mankind may be unable to pay.
An original weave of present-day circumstances bound by colorful locations and cutting-edge technology, BRAINRUSH appeals to thriller fans that enjoy action-packed stories with unexpected twists.