Pierre Jnr has a mind more powerful than any the world has encountered before. He can make you forget, he can control you and he is only eight years old. Three months after his birth he escaped. An hour later he was lost to surveillance. No one knows where he has been for the last eight years ... Now Pierre Jnr is about to return.
THE HUNT FOR PIERRE JNR follows the activities of an elite group dedicated to tracking down the eight-year-old boy who is currently the greatest threat humanity has ever known.
What would happen if someone could reach into your mind, make you believe things, so much so that you find it hard to distinguish between what is real and what isn't?
Pierre remains a enigmatic and unknown 'person' for the duration of the novel and it is never really revealed to what extent he can manipulate people, although there are many hints as to his potential.
The book has some interesting ideas about running a democracy in a world where everyone is connected to the "weave" (web) e.g. how a world government can be changed in 24-hours based on the "Will" of the people. I thought that this was a really interesting concept and had me really curious about it.
The ending wasn't a good one, feels like there is a chapter or two missing. Of course this could mean a sequel is in the works but it still could have been done better. This wasn't too bad a book and I might read a sequel (if one is ever released).
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