Memory Maze (The Hypnotists #2)

 
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Memory Maze (The Hypnotists #2)
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August 01, 2014
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9780545503297
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Jax Opus knows he's not like other kids. And it isn't his skill on the basketball court or his test scores that set him apart. No, Jax is different because he can hypnotize people. In fact, he might be the best hypnotist the world has seen in a very long time. You would think Jax would be happy about this. But really? It's ruining his life. He and his family are hiding from a master hypnotist who wants Jax out of the picture . . . forever. And the FBI is also starting to ask questions about Jax and his abilities. Jax thinks life might be getting a little better when a very rich, very powerful man asks him to help out with something. The reward will be great. And the price -- well, the price is that Jax starts taking on the man's memories. And some of them are pretty deadly.

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Traveling into someone else's time
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Jax and his family have moved 77 miles away from NYC so that they can be safe from Mako. His parents are underemployed and Axel Braintree is living with them in order to keep Jax safe. He can’t play basketball but is doing well at chess, and is able to make one friend, next door neighbor, Felicity. He even gets offered a job by 96-year-old Avery Quackenbush, who wants Jax to hypnotize him so that he can manage to stay alive long enough for treatment to reverse some of his problems. Jax does this well, but finds himself being drawn in to the old man’s memories. Some of these, like being involved in D-Day or rescuing Avery’s brother Oscar, are disturbing. At the same time, Axel is concerned about the disappearance of members of the Sandman organization. He and Jax fall for a trap that flunkies of Mako set up, but manage to escape. In his work with Quackenbush, Jax begins to realize that he also had a brother, Liam, and worries that Liam might be under Mako’s control. Is the thing to do to hunt Mako down? Jax is on the run from the FBI, too, over the events of the first book, so things should get interesting in book three.

This is a good action and adventure book that doesn’t seem too much like fantasy; more magical realism, which is more popular. And, it’s Gordon Korman. Awesome plot lines, intriguing charaters, and funny lines.
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