My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Brain Trust is like reading two thrillers at once. You have the technical side with Dr. Wheeler who is running for his life after questioning the ethics of a secret project he was assigned to. And you have the emotional side with Maggie who is trying to protect her young son by investigating eerie happenings at his school. The two stories are skillfully interwoven, and the back-and-forth action increases the tension. In the end, the plotlines combine in a white-knuckled climax that will stick with you for days. Brain Trust is a good book for thriller readers and would make a nice gift.