New from the Author of White Plague
Marine doctor and bioterror expert Joe Rush returns in an electrifying new arctic adventure in which an apocalyptic plague threatens all of humanity....
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?
©2015 James Abel (P)2015 Penguin Audio
I quickly became a Joe Rush fan with "White Plague".. This one, however, was twice as well written and read and I am now officially obsessed.. The mix of drama, intrigue, emotion all brought to life by the absolute GREATEST narrator in the world, Ray Porter... In my honest opinion, there wasn't anything about this book that I would change... Well, there is ONE thing but I'll read further reviews after mine to see if anyone else agrees... I can only hope and pray that James Abel continues to write this series! Either way it has been an awesome journey!
Ray Porter! What more can I say but that RP's laconic delivery, amazing dialects and pacing are a true delight and make the listening experience something to look forward to daily.
That said, the character, and the creativity of Abel are equally refreshing and worth while.
The epilogue is both justified and juicy!
Yes, as many as I can, and it is stunning EVERYTIME. He owns Joe Rush, and is a remarkable narrator. This offering qualifies as one of his very best.
Laugh yes, as Rush's attitude is frequently worth a LOL or 3.
This is not a book for the squeamish or someone who prefers non-violence in their books. It does require some leaps of faith as it regards to US government conspiracies and coverups as well. On balance, it is very very listenable and definitely worth the credit.
I loved the entire plot. Who EVER would have thunk?
Unfortunately, the scene in the hospital at the end.
Don't make this book into a movie. Movies are never as good.
I'm going to have to actively go out and see when Book 3 will be released. I hope it's soon.
Yes they were able to contain the mystery throughout the book without allowing boredom to take over the story line.
The author always made me think?..Really can that really happen? No way that cannot happen! What? Why? How did that happen? This goes on thought the book... There are plenty of suspects and liars in the book and you never know who to trust.
I can only say I enjoyed the book, I only wish the ending had been expanded a little more, but maybe there will be another book that will spin off this title.
Love the characters, the setting in Alaska and the people there.
MUST keep him as narrator on future books.
I would have loved to give this book four, even five stars, but I almost stopped listening and returned it before listening to the whole thing. The subject matter was great, the narration was good, but the book was overdrawn and the ending kind of a letdown.
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
Good second book, kept me coming back, phenomenal Narrating by Ray Porter, I can't wait to listen to book 3 I don't know if there is a book 3 yet but I plan on finding out. Gripping story, with twists and turns you don't expect .
Audible books are the perfect companion for my 4 mile morning walk!
This book is not an improvement on White Plague. Simply another quick sequel. It's not a bad book to listen to, but it adds little to the initial experience of White Plague.
Blind listener reading everything, especially mystery/thrillers and sf&f. Restricted to audio so picky where credits spent. #BooksRule
A lot to like about this novel... The medicine and science was fascinating... The martial aspect and government/political themes were a nice mix w/ the medicine and science... The glimpse into the native mindset and history of the area was thoughtful and educational... Good characters, tricky plot, and evocatively described setting... The pace and understated action kept my attention - devoured it in a day... Some might see the dialogue and character byplay as stilted or forced, but I believe that to be a more a function of the narration rather than the quality of writing... The narrator didn't speak all that naturally, or w/ any decent flow... I had to listen to it at 1.5x, and that really made the narration fluid, even improving the accenting of the local figures... If I hadn't benn able to speed it up it wouldn't have been anywhere near as enjoyable... The climax/ending could have been a tad tighter, but no doubt a very good read from front to back... Worth a credit...
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