The Rule of Thoughts

From James Dashner, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series, comes the paperback of The Rule of Thoughts, the second book in the Mortality Doctrine series and the exciting companion toThe Eye of Minds and The Game of Lives. Look for The Maze Runner movie in stores now! And get ready for the movie adaptation of book two in the bestselling series,The Scorch Trials, which will hit theaters on September 18, 2015! Michael completed the Path, and the truth he discovered about Kaine is more complex—and more terrifying—than anyone at VirtNet Security could have anticipated. Kaine is a Tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael’s completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine’s master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality. The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring Tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a Tangent intelligence in control of their body. The VNS would rather pretend the world is perfectly safe, but Michael and his friends know that the takeover has already begun. And if they don’t stop Kaine soon, it will be game over for humanity. Praise for the Mortality Doctrine series “An exhilarating adventure story with touches of Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider books and Orson Scott Card’sEnder’s Game.” —Booklist “An adrenaline rush.” —School Library Journal “A gripping page-turner, Dashner’s latest is sure to please.” —BookPage “Full of action [and] a rather surprising twist that will leave you flipping pages.” — “High on concept, this is an intriguing read for the digital generation.” —Kirkus Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection A YALSA Teen Top Ten Pick