By Jack O'Connell
A narcotics detective wages warfare opposed to a dangerous new stimulant
The drug is termed Lingo, and it’s the main strong narcotic Lenore has ever obvious. This affordably synthetic tablet races immediately for the brain’s language heart, supercharging it in order that even a dimwitted individual can converse and browse at 1,500 phrases in step with minute. It induces giddiness, self belief, and sexual euphoria—with a facet impression of murderous rage. The drug has come to Quinsigamond, a fading commercial heart within the middle of Massachusetts, and it’s going to rip this city apart. Lenore believes she will cease that from taking place. A narcotics detective with a couple of addictions of her own—amphetamines and heavy steel, to call a couple—she loves not anything greater than her gun, until eventually she meets Dr. Frederick Woo, the linguist helping her at the case. jointly they could cease the drug—if it doesn’t grasp them first.
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