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Containment : A Thriller
by Hank Parker


Overview - From a former US government advisor on agroterrorism comes a ripped-from-the-headlines debut thriller about a global plot to release a deadly virus and the elite response team who must try to stop it.

When a gruesome new tick-borne virus breaks out near a major US city and the outbreak is traced to an extremist group in Southeast Asia, the race to stop a global bioterrorism conspiracy is on.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From a former US government advisor on agroterrorism comes a ripped-from-the-headlines debut thriller about a global plot to release a deadly virus and the elite response team who must try to stop it.

When a gruesome new tick-borne virus breaks out near a major US city and the outbreak is traced to an extremist group in Southeast Asia, the race to stop a global bioterrorism conspiracy is on. Government epidemiologist Mariah Rossi must leave the safety of her lab to help fellow scientist and covert CIA agent Curt Kennedy track the disease back to its source. Their worldwide net leads them to an underground lab in the jungles of the Philippines, then to a deadly and climactic battle in coral reefs near Malaysian Borneo, and finally to London and back to America, where the virus must be contained. For fans of Michael Crichton and Richard Preston, this chilling, realistic thriller is a terrifying reminder of how vulnerable humans are to biological threats--and in this instance, just one tick bite away from catastrophe.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781501136443
  • ISBN-10: 1501136445
  • Publisher: Touchstone Books
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

A mad scientist threatening the human race by releasing a horrific bioweapon? Check. A plucky, attractive female scientist pressed into field work to thwart him? Check. At least one damsel in distress scenario for her? Check. A budding attraction between the scientist and a hunky, secretive man with whom shes partnered? Check. Parker leaves few genre clichés unused in his predictable debut, which fails to capitalize on his background as the former acting director of Homeland Security for the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. A megalomaniac who calls himself Doctor Vector has been breeding ticks to carry the deadly Kandahar virus. When the disease begins to kill off residents of Pennsylvania, veterinary epidemiologist Mariah Rossi and agent Curt Kennedy, of the Bio Investigative Service, join forces to prevent further casualties. The romance that develops between them is, at best, a distraction from the severity of the Kandahar threat. Not naming the secondary characters who fall victim to the virus also creates emotional distance in this disappointing thriller. Agent: Lauren Sharp, Kuhn Projects. (Jan.)

 
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