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Change Agent By Daniel Suarez Change Agent New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself

  • Title: Change Agent
  • Author: Daniel Suarez
  • ISBN: 9781101984666
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Change Agent By Daniel Suarez New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself.On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle and his transformation begins In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol s most efNew York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself.On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle and his transformation begins In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol s most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform vanity edits on human embryos for a price These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution preying on human trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol agents discover that one figure looms behind it all Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a powerful and sophisticated cartel known as the Huli jing But the Huli jing have identified Durand, too After being forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to find he s been genetically transformed into someone else his most wanted suspect Wyckes Now a fugitive, pursued through the genetic underworld by his former colleagues and the police, Durand is determined to restore his original DNA by locating the source of the mysterious and highly valuable change agent But Durand hasn t anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be With
    Change Agent By Daniel Suarez

    What is a Change Agent definition, types and skills The change agent challenge McKinsey The best change agents for the line are usually the best people from the line charismatic individuals with extensive experience in the company s processes and technologies Often it is effective to include outsiders with deep lean expertise in the change agent population as well, but our experience suggests that this should be done with care. Change Agents The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How The Change Agent role is essential for a successful implementation of any project whether it is a minor procedural or a major transformational change Making certain you have the right number of Change Agents, with the necessary skills, in the proper places, is a critical component of Organizational Change Management and required for value realization for your project Tweet This. Change Agent Meaning and Role Organisation Aug , Change agent is the person who initiates change in the organisation to increase organisational effectiveness Planned change may be change in people, structure or technology Any resistance in introducing change is overcome by the change agent who motivates the employees to accept the change.

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    1. Stephan on said:

      I was looking foward to this techno thriller and it turned out boring and predictable scifi What made Suarez s books fun and special was his take on what our current technology can look like just a few years into the future Daemon Freedom were a terrific take on AI, Kill Decision a okay take on drones and Influx was a cool idea and just fun So basically he had a tremendous start and it was downhill from then on for me I have to say, I ve removed him from my favorite authors If he writes a new bo [...]

    2. Kemper on said:

      I received a free advance copy of this for review from NetGalley.In 2045 the world has shifted to an economy based on synthetic biology rather than electronics, and the United States is now a third world backwater because of its stubborn clinging to the past and refusal to recognize and adapt to a changing reality Yep, that math checks out.Genetic modifications are all the rage, but while it s OK to prevent a disease in an embryo it s illegal to tinker with the DNA to turn your kid into a hybrid [...]

    3. Bradley on said:

      I have no problems raving about this book It has everything I d ever want in a rip roaring Hard SF Thriller a huge amount of genetic modifications and therapies gone wild and under the power of gangsters and the law, alike.Ah But this isn t just another cat and mouse hunt for wrongdoers This is Daniel Suarez.That means a lot of great tech and implications of tech and what s even greater Great locations to get lost in, from Singapore to Thailand to Burmese jungles and even .Biotech has taken off [...]

    4. Alex Givant on said:

      Excellent book about our close future If you think that genetic modification is still the sci fi, please check Correction of a pathogenic gene mutation in human embryos published couple days ago.

    5. Kaitlin on said:

      So I enjoyed the concepts in this book than I enjoyed the actual story, but it has left me wanting to know a whole lot about CRISPR and gene editing so thats a plus I would classify this as a near future sci fi thriller, it s definitely heavily researched in terms of science, but it also certainly plays with the reality of what could happen and pushes things to the extreme in order to make a crazy story This is a story about a man called Ken who works for Interpol His job is hunting out gene [...]

    6. Faith on said:

      Kenneth Durand works for Interpol tracking down illegal genetic labs Millions of migrants are fleeing crop failures, there are civil wars and rising ocean levels The gene revolution has bypassed America because of its backward anti science ways and so Singapore has become the center of the new technology The author is a little heavy handed with his social commentary Genetic engineering is restricted, but an unscrupulous company has devised a way to completely replace the DNA of an adult human Th [...]

    7. Quirkyreader on said:

      I received this as an ARC from Penguin Am I glad I ever did It takes Science Fiction to a whole new level After reading this book you will never see DNA and gene therapy in the same way.Get ready for your mind to be blown.

    8. Michael Hicks on said:

      My original Change Agent audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Change Agent, by Daniel Suarez, is a frustrating pop sci thriller, focused on whiz bang tech than telling an original story At its core, this Crichton esque soft serve is a generic lone hero on the run chase book, set in the near future where the threats of illicit genetic modification are rearing its ugly head and Interpol is working on cracking down on underground biohackers After shutting down an ill [...]

    9. Brandon Forsyth on said:

      CHANGE AGENT s rough DNA the heaving lungs of a Dan Brown thriller, FACE OFF s brain such as it is , and MINORITY REPORT s soul There s a lot to like here, but it s hard to love.

    10. Rob on said:

      Executive Summary Despite a bit of a bumpy start, I think this is my favorite book by Mr Suarez since Daemon.Audiobook Jeff Gurner continues to be a good fit for Daniel Suarez books He reads well, and does a few voices to add that little extra something to the audiobook These are exactly the kind of books I think are well suited to doing in audio.Full ReviewI picked up Daemon a few years back on the recommendation of a co worker It was kind of remarkable that I hadn t found it on my own earlier [...]

    11. Sam (Clues and Reviews) on said:

      In the year 2045, Kenneth Durand, an Interpol agent who leads a team against genetic crime, feels the sting of a needle and his transformation begins Durand finds himself identified by a cartel in charge of some of the most exclusive black market genetic labs and wakes up in the hospital, completely transformed as Interpol s most wanted suspect Now a fugitive, Durand must go deep into the underground world and evade police capture to try and retain his own DNA I wasn t really sure what to expect [...]

    12. Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows) on said:

      It s 2045 and Interpol s Kevin Durand is shutting down bioengineering hot beds that are changing the DNA of embryos in order to make children to order While some are doing this for the pure sense of not having their child be born with an illness or deformity as he s guilty of with his own child , others are manufacturing kids in a immoral way and he s out to stop as many as possible Because he s good at his job, one of the most notorious international criminals, Marcus Wyckers, is out for his h [...]

    13. Cynthia on said:

      I love the science fiction genre but I often feel let down by such books because some authors put a lot of effort on world building and not enough in creating strong characters Suarez doesn t have this problem because his Change Agent characters are well drawn and their dilemmas are real as well The action in this book revolve around genetics Suarez begins with our current manipulation of DNA and imagines a world where parents can alter their children in utero are beautiful and intelligent The a [...]

    14. Tom Tabasco on said:

      A near future thriller about everything that can go wrong with genetic manipulation Interesting South East Asia locations, mainly Singapore, which in this fictional future has become the new technological hub of the world.I liked his previous A.I thrillers better, but this was also good Great fun and stimulating speculative fiction in parts, too slow and boring in other parts I would have edited out a good 1 3 of the book, if not Overall, I would give it 3 and 1 2 stars.

    15. Brian Sletten on said:

      Identity is a tricky thing We are who we are through complex combinations of genetics and upbringing This has been a tricky space for humanity even as a given, but the concept of being able to modify our genetic sequences upends our notions of self, religious beliefs, legal consequences and how we conceive of humanity In Change Agent , Daniel Suarez once again engagingly thrusts some uncomfortable truths that are presently just off the horizon into our present so that we might deliberate them be [...]

    16. Brian's Book Blog on said:

      A terrifying look into our futureI really enjoyed Daemon by Daniel Suarez so when I saw that Change Agent was coming out, I had to get it I pre ordered it from Audible something I rarely do and the day that it arrived I was lucky that I was just about to finish the last book I started.Change Agent is a story about Kenneth Durand an Interpol agent who is mysteriously changed into someone that he is not Not just a small change either, but a full change So much so that he quickly realizes that he i [...]

    17. جادی میرمیرانی on said:

      Suarez is able to shock you with his bright ideas about the future times and times in this book If you are into technologoy, if you are interested in security and if you follow hckrnews, this book might be a good choice for you.

    18. Trike on said:

      The ideas and their presentation here are great, but the story is formulaic in the extreme I found myself wanting to read an article theorizing potential uses and misuses of an epigenetic change agent rather than the actual book itself Which is not to say the story is bad, not at all It just has a been there done that feel to it.The main character, Kenneth Durand, is an Interpol analyst who tracks down illegal genetic engineering labs which offer to edit embryos, tailoring children to the exact [...]

    19. Enzo on said:

      I am a huge fan of Daniel Suarez His first two books were exhilarating and he seems to have found his niche Yes, I ll happily compare him to Crichton But lets go back to the book Change Agent deals with genetics and it might be a little overwhelming for most include me here but Suarez makes you feel at home even then The story revolves around Kenneth Durand an agent for Interpol He deals with Genetic crime in the future and believe me we will need someone policing that even if people think this [...]

    20. Ryan Lackey on said:

      This is a very good book 9 10, exploring issues of genetics, human enhancement, refugees, and transnational crime Suarez is one of my favorite authors, and this is another good book from him It wasn t quite up to Daemon Freedom level for me, but beat Kill Decision, and was far better than Influx.He really missed out on a chance to make the book great, like the best PK Dick books, when he made explicit the plot twist ambiguity in the first few chapters, in a fairly artificial introduction of the [...]

    21. David on said:

      This book could have been amazing but it is NOT Its possible I went in with high expectations but I quickly realized my hopes would not be met The idea is great, and the last 15% of the book was very good capturing the essence of Daemon Freedom To get to this point is painful though on so many levelsThe world and technology itself feels like a mash up of daemon kill decision influx, giving this book a lost identity to start with The Michael Crichton esque data dump happens early on, but feels so [...]

    22. Kathy Martin on said:

      This near future science fiction story talks about a future world that has changed immensely because of developments in biology and genetic engineering In this world genes can be edited to create the baby you want Kenneth Durand works with Interpol to shut down illegal labs that are custom designing babies He has been too successful He has drawn the attention of the cartel who controls this illegal genetic engineering.Ken is injected with a change agent which rewrites his DNA and makes him genet [...]

    23. Casey on said:

      My thanks to Dutton Books and NetGalley for a free advance copy in exchange for review Sci fi thriller fans, listen up This new novel is like Michael Crichton meets Minority Report with a dash of genetic engineering.In the stupor of science suppression in the US, Silicon Valley has given way to a new innovation center in Singapore where bioengineering reigns Our hero, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand, works to regulate crime organizations exploiting the strong temptation of epigenetics Durand is so [...]

    24. Jason Cox on said:

      Yet another fast and furious novel by Daniel Suarez This guy definitely has the knack for writing novels which start up quickly and move fast the whole way through He generally takes an idea from some sort of technological advancement and crafts a story around how that can either go wrong, or be taken too far In that sense, he s somewhat similar to Michael Crichton and I suspect that if you ve enjoyed Crichton s stuff, you ll enjoy Suarez works as well.In this novel, the scene is set in the not [...]

    25. Frank Mcgeough on said:

      I m a sucker for techno thrillers and Daniel Suarez does a great job of delivering novels where technology is pushed to some barely foreseeable degree This time its genetic modifications Fast moving as always and story driven by tech If you enjoyed Michael Crichton novels then you ll most likely enjoy Daniel Suarez s work.

    26. Daniel on said:

      Interesting story about a possible time when DNA is as changeable as computer code At times though I wanted the hero to fail because so found his moral outrage insufferable.

    27. Gendou on said:

      This is an action packed story that doesn t disappoint with lots of creative fictional uses for biotechnology If you know Suarez you know the kind of gritty world he likes to create This one is set in our not too distant future We follow the goody two shoes protagonist through an arc where he both literally and figuratively struggles with becoming the bad guy view spoiler There are evil men doing evil things with genetically engineered slaves They get killed There are humans made from chiral mac [...]

    28. Karel Baloun on said:

      The ending keeps an opening for a sequel, which I certainly will not read Substandard technical explanations and privacy soapbox digressions were laborious I had much higher hopes, repeatedly dashed Attempts at humor fell regrettably flat.Suarez had decided his plot, requiring a change agent , so he just willed it into existence, regardless how implausible He didn t include Ramez Naam s speculative viral vectors for specific body wide gene edits, which are much plausible, and predate this novel [...]

    29. erforscherin on said:

      Disappointing I picked up this book because I d heard Daniel Suarez billed as the next best thing in science fiction since Michael Crichton, and at least in some parts it is a decent thriller but unfortunately with none of the thoughtfulness that made Crichton s novels stand apart This is a book that desperately wants to be a big budget Hollywood movie.Credit where it s due The worldbuilding is great, though the glimpses we get of climate refugees and AI driven advertising and skyscraper greenho [...]

    30. Nancy on said:

      Genetic Engineering and Human Trafficking Converge in this ThrillerIn 2045, it s possible to do discrete gene edits to change characteristic you don t like Gene manipulation is possible for not only embryos, but also adults Kenneth Durand works for an Interpol unit concerned about the abuses of gene manipulation particularly when experimentation is being done of human trafficking victims Ken has discovered that an international crime figure, Marcus Demang Wyckers, leader of th Huli Jing, is behi [...]

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