“An earthquake during an MRI causes Jake to receive an electrical stock and his life is changed forever. His new-found mental abilities come to the attention of the Institute for Advanced Brain Studies in Venice, Italy and its founder, Signore Battista. His institute is conducting ground-breaking research into autism and believe Jake's new abilities are the key to finding the cure.
But Battista is doing far more than just autism research and he's much more than he seems. If his plan succeeds, he will unleash a jihad in America.
...but again, there's even more behind this man's agenda. It has to do with a mysterious object hidden in the Afghani mountains, almost as old as man itself, with glyphs inscribed on it that no one has been able to transcribe...until Jake. When Jake unlocks the obelisk, life on earth suddenly has more to fear than Battista's jihad.
I would have finished off this review by saying it’s wide open for a sequel, but guess what? Bard already wrote one! I have a few other books in queue, but the sequel is already in that queue and should be read and review within a month or two.