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  • ISBN 0553762281
  • ISBN13 978-0553762280
  • Language English
  • Author Richard Steinberg
  • Publisher Bantam (February 2, 1999)
  • Pages 396
  • Formats lrf doc mbr mobi
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Thrillers and Suspense
  • Size ePub 1347 kb
  • Size Fb2 1480 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 251

He was trained to be our deadliest weapon.  Now he's our worst nightmare.... A noted expert on counterterrorism and international security, Richard Steinberg has used his firsthand knowledge of covert military strategies to craft the year's most daring tale of espionage and political intrigue. Dazzling and unforgettable, this power-packed tour de force is one part Robert Ludlum, two parts Thomas Harris--and 100% pure terror....Code-named Gemini, he is conditioned to do just two things: breathe and kill. His deadliest mission brought the Soviet Union to its knees. His reward: six years in a freezing Russian gulag--drugged, tortured, and abandoned. Now a brilliant psychiatrist is charged with unlocking his sinister secrets. She will peer into the most fascinating and malevolent mind she has ever encountered.And she will discover what Gemini already knows--that the most unstoppable enemies are the ones we create ourselves....From the Paperback edition.

The Gemini Man: A Novel Paperback – February 2, 1999. A noted expert on counterterrorism and international security, Richard Steinberg has used his firsthand knowledge of covert military strategies to craft the year's most daring tale of espionage and political intrigue

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The Gemini Man is among us. At the end of a century of exponential growth, horrifying destruction, and accelerated evolution, only the fittest will survive his arrival.

His genesis was inevitable. The Gemini Man is among us.

Richard Steinberg lectures on counterterrorism, international security, and the history of assassinations in America. He is the author of The Gemini Man, currently being developed for film by producer Steven Haft, and Nobody's Safe. Библиографические данные. The 4 Phase Man: A Novel.

A noted expert on counterterrorism and international security, Richard Steinberg has used his firsthand knowledge of covert military strategies to craft the year’s most daring tale of espionage and political intrigue

By Richard Steinberg. By Richard Steinberg. A noted expert on counterterrorism and international security, Richard Steinberg has used his firsthand knowledge of covert military strategies to craft the year’s most daring tale of espionage and political intrigue. Dazzling and unforgettable, this power-packed tour de force is one part Robert Ludlum, two parts Thomas Harris–and 100% pure terro. .

He was trained to be our deadliest weapon.

The Gemini Man. A Novel.

FYI: Steinberg's novel The Gemini Man is being developed for film by producer Steven Haft. What saves the novel from terminal one-dimensionality is Xenos' father, a pacifist rabbi who abhors his son's life as a hired killer

FYI: Steinberg's novel The Gemini Man is being developed for film by producer Steven Haft. A "4 Phase Man" is a spy adept at all four key aspects of the business: intelligence gathering, counterintelligence, electronic warfare, and assassination. What saves the novel from terminal one-dimensionality is Xenos' father, a pacifist rabbi who abhors his son's life as a hired killer. This is a fast-moving thriller of the paranoid-political subgenre with an unexpected but welcome sheen of theological insight.

A masterful device, worthy of this finely crafted novel. His intelligence is beyond our comprehension. His agenda is unknown. Steinberg does an excellent job of setting up a "straw man" protagonist (the female psychologist), then switching reader identification in an unexpected direction. A masterful device, worthy of this finely crafted novel. The unabridged audiotape version is particularly well done.

Richard Steinberg worked his way through college by age twenty. The Gemini Man is his first novel. He founded his own international high-risk security firm at twenty-four. After recovering from a gunshot wound incurred in the line of duty, he now lectures on issues that include counterterrorism, international security matters, and the history of assassinations in America. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Talk about The Gemini Man: A Novel


Shan
Having just read a set of biological thrillers, I came into this novel with a different perspective from the other reviewers. I was expecting more of a discussion of the science, and less focus on the events and actions.
From my perspective, it was a thoroughly enjoyable novel, because it did some different things from a standard novel.
It was scientific enough to stand as a novel in that genre, yet there was enough action to make it a thriller in its own right - a bit of a dull one, admittedly. Having read about another of the author's works on the back cover, I discovered I should have been reading it as a action novel, not a scientific one. That I could make that mistake all through the novel should say something about the quality of thought that went into it.
It would have been all to easy to write a story of how Newman escaped and ran amuck until he was tracked down by a team of brilliant forensic psychologists (something like _Red Dragon_). The author chose to write another story, and in doing so, made it more interesting.
The thing that interested me the most was the sliding viewpoint. We are introduced to what appear to be the central characters in the beginning of the novel, yet when all is said and done, some of the central characters are repudiated.
This alone makes the book a step away from the formula, and as such, fairly interesting.
Walking halfway between scientific thriller and action, yet with some thought and a lack of formula, this book is worth picking up and reading. Not just because it will make you wonder if our government would really do something like that (they probably would), but because it will make you wonder why more authors can't break away from formula to write novels that are this original - in certain senses.
Akirg
A great story!
Tiv
Very well written. Very subtle with the violence and character building. I have read this book twice over the years. Definitely a good read.
Auau
this book is an old favorite, well written & I like the story line, wished it was on audiible
HelloBoB:D
The central plot of "The Gemini Man" can be summed up like this: a U.S. covert operative (i.e., a spy/saboteur) with an IQ of 186 and no apparent moral conscience to speak of has just spent six and a half years in a horrible Russian prison. He had been caught after sabotaging a Russian nuclear power plant, causing it to explode and killing thousands of people. Now he is being released to the United States. But the U.S. wants to see if he belongs in society, so it puts in (involuntarily) into a psychiatric ward in Europe, where he is observed by a group of psychologists. He, of course, wants out; after all, he escaped twice from the Russian prison before being recaptured.
You might expect that with this set-up, the novel would be a slam-bang action thriller about his escape and revenge against those he perceives as having wronged him. And yet, that isn't really the direction that Richard Steinberg seemed interested in writing about. Instead, much of the novel covers a sort of a psychological chess match between the operative (Newman) and his captors/observers.
Along the way, the psychologists tasked with figuring Newman out come up with different theories to explain his seemingly lack of moral empathy, a condition generally described as sociopathic -- which doesn't apply to him because he doesn't have sociopathic tendencies. One psychologist in particular believes that Newman is the next evolutionary step -- a human who is able to act and think without the hinderance of morality, excessive emotionalism, and so on. A sort of Mr. Spock. Or, as you can see from the name, a "New man."
Curiously, Newman is not a particularly interesting character, although the psychologists are. One reason for this is that Steinberg writes in a third person omniscient narration, so that the reader is privy to the thoughts of the characters, but he hides much more of Newman's thoughts from us than those of other characters. Thus, we get less of a sense of what Newman is thinking, and hence understand him less.
The psychological aspect of this novel reminded me somewhat of Philip Kerr's excellent "A Philosophical Investigation," while the evolutionary debate was reminiscent of Frank Robinson's "Waiting."
Snowseeker
Richard Steinberg managed to grab my attention in the first few pages with this well-written and crafty novel. I enjoyed the plot line and Steinberg's ability to only feed the reader as much information as was needed to keep the story flowing. There was never really a point in the novel where I knew EXACTLY where Steinberg was leading me.

I liked the fact that this book demonstrated the ability for humans to be formed by instruction and/or manipulation, which can lead to unbelievable changes and amazing behavior. The American espionage agent Brian Newman makes for a great character. But it was even more interesting to read about how the people around him reacted to his reputation when they came in his presence. He is a man to be feared, respected, and quite possibly killed for the safety of mankind (or at least the people who have to be around him).

This is a novel that delves deep into the recesses of government plots and the human mind; and does both very well. This is a hard book to stop reading, and with a few small failures - corny lines like Newman saying, after six years of captivity, "I must say, I approve of the direction skirt lengths are going." or the fact that the guards pulled back the hammer on their weapons, when in all likelihood the guards would have had hammerless weapons. None of this takes away from the overall really awesome writing style of Richard Steinberg. As soon as I finish writing this review, I am going to see what else this author has written. I hope there's more out there!

If you looking for a captivating read, you've found it! Buy a copy, new or used, and if you can't find that, check it out at the library. It is a good read!

See ya next review.