Triggers by Robert J SawyerTriggers by Robert J Sawyer


byRobert J Sawyer

Paperback | March 26, 2013

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On the eve of a secret military operation, an assassin’s bullet strikes President Seth Jerrison. He is rushed to the hospital, where surgeons struggle to save his life.

At the same hospital, Professor Ranjip Singh is experimenting with a device that can erase traumatic memories.

Then a terrorist bomb detonates. In the operating room, the president suffers cardiac arrest. He has a near-death experience, but the memories that flash through Jerrison’s mind are not his own.

It quickly becomes clear that the electromagnetic pulse generated by the bomb amplified and scrambled Professor Singh’s equipment, allowed a random group of people to access one another’s minds.

And now one of those people can retrieve President Jerrison’s memories – including classified information regarding the upcoming military mission, which, if revealed, could cost countless lives. But the task of determining who has switched memories with whom is a daunting one – particularly when some of the people involved have reason to lie…

Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in  Mississauga with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink. He has won  both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. The ABC TV  series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.
Title:TriggersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:460 pages, 7.5 × 4.2 × 0.96 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 4.2 × 0.96 inPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014318010X

ISBN - 13:9780143180104


Editorial Reviews

“A turbo-charged techno-thriller…. Sawyer offers an escape from the recent run of near-future dystopias in a combination of classic and contemporary science fiction.” - Publishers Weekly“One surprise after another…. Triggers is constantly gripping on the surface and seriously provocative deep down.” - The Wall Street Journal“The Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Calculating God and the WWW Trilogy delivers a tense, race-against-the-clock adventure with a surprise ending. It should appeal to mainstream thriller readers as well as its target market.” - Library Journal“Triggers has the hard-core military/political insights of Robert A. Heinlein, and the compassion of Theodore Sturgeon.” - Jonathan Vos Post