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Under the Night

Alan Glynn
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‘A masterpiece.’ Stav Sherez, author of The Intrusions

‘A thrilling ride.’ Irish Times

1950s Manhattan: the CIA carries out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. Ad man Ned Sweeney is dosed with MDT-48, and finds his horizons dramatically expand. . .

Sixty years later, all that Ray Sweeney knows of his grandfather’s life is that he committed suicide. But then Ray meets a retired government official, who claims he can illuminate the truth behind Ned’s death.

Both a sequel and a prequel to The Dark Fields, which was adapted into the hit movie Limitless, Under the Night explores the seductive power and dangers of unlocking the human mind.

Critic Reviews

A masterpiece . . . The best crime novel I’ve read this year.

Stav Sherez, author of The Intrusions
Critic Reviews

A thrilling ride through the darker pages of recent American history.

Irish Times 'Best Crime Fiction of the Year'
Critic Reviews

Grippingly imagines the origins of MDT-48 – the series’ infamous “smart drug”, which realizes remarkable human potential.

Entertainment Weekly

Alan Glynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where he studied English Literature, and has worked in magazine publishing in New York and as an EFL teacher in Italy. His debut novel, The Dark Fields, was released in 2011 as the hit movie Limitless, which went to #1 on both sides of the Atlantic, and became a hit CBS…

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