Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush returns in an electrifying new arctic adventure "sure to wow fans of Michael Crichton and James Rollins" (Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect ). Read more...
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Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush returns in an electrifying new arctic adventure "sure to wow fans of Michael Crichton and James Rollins" (Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Full Force and Effect).
When authorities in Alaska receive a disturbing call from a teenage girl, their investigation leads them to discover an entire family of researchers dead. Joe Rush is called to help examine the bodies. On the surface, it looks like a brutal murder/suicide. But the situation is nowhere near that simple nor is it over.
Upon closer investigation, Rush discovers the terrifying truth. The research team has fallen victim to something that seems impossible at first, yet the evidence looks undeniable in the lab. Now the danger may threaten thousands more.
Unfortunately, he s not the only one with knowledge of the looming disaster. The army has cordoned off part of Alaska, and Rush soon finds himself the target of trained killers. Someone suspects Rush of betraying his country. To save countless lives starting with his own Rush must uncover the answers hidden in the Arctic. The question is will he find them in time?"
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-29
- Reviewer: Staff
Clive Cussler fans will relish the pseudonymous Abel’s sequel to White Plague. On a bluff overlooking the Arctic Ocean, Col. Joe Rush, a Marine doctor, is studying whether polar bears are dying from a new germ when he receives a call from North Slope police chief Merlin Toovik. Merlin reports that he received a disturbing phone call from 15-year-old Kelley Harmon, who considers Joe her adoptive uncle. Kelley was hysterical, screaming about a sickness, when Merlin heard a shotgun blast just before the call went dead. Merlin also heard some strange background grunting noises. Though under orders not to get involved in local affairs, Joe goes to the isolated Harmon cabin, where he finds Kelley, her parents, and her cousin all shot to death. The full transcript of Kelley’s last call, including references to funny-tasting water and extreme light sensitivity, gives Joe some clues as to what happened. Abel nicely blends action and science in the service of a plausible, but terrifying, plot, peopled with well-developed characters. Agent: Esther Newberg, ICM. (Aug.)