Meet 14-year-old Sean Malone. He has an IQ above 200, a full-ride scholarship to one of the country’s top universities, and more than one million dollars from his winning streak on Jeopardy. However, Sean wishes he could just be normal.
But his life is anything but normal. The US government manipulates him, using him as a codebreaker in pursuit of a drug lord and killing innocent people along the way.
For reasons related to his personal security, Sean finds himself in Rome, building a new life under a new name, abandoning academics, and hiding his genius from everyone. When he’s 18 he falls in love. The thrills begin again when he learns that his girlfriend is critically ill and it’s up to him to use his intellect to find a cure, a battle pitting him against a multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical company and the demons of his past.
Elixir is a story about identity, secrets, and above all, love.
**A COPY OF THIS BOOK WAS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR, TED GALDI, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW**
Elixir is Ted Galdi's first novel, and he did an excellent job! I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, exciting, well written, action packed, and had a little bit of everything.
Sean is a genius, but being the smartest person is not all it's cracked up to be. His brain ends up getting him in trouble, so, with the help of the FBI, him and his aunt, Mary, fake their own death and start new lives in Italy. Sean enjoys not being known for his intelligence, so he keeps it hidden from his new friends in Italy. He has fun being a normal teenager. It is not until his girlfriend, Natasha, whom he loves very much becomes ill that he must bring back the old Sean to find a cure for her illness.
If you like thrillers and the young adult genre, you will definitely like this book! I look forward to reading more of Ted Galdi's work in the future.
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