The die is cast. Their lives will cross in Jurjevics's engrossing debut thriller, brilliant and terrifying in its medical and historical accuracy. Hanley's inquiry and Admiral Rudenko's quest bring them up against hazards much bigger than microbes: scientific megalomania, lingering cold war tensions, world-threatening environmental toxins, all unfolding in the unforgiving extremes of the Arctic. A thriller that superbly depicts the precarious, volatile area where science and global politics can clash with disastrous results, The Trudeau Vector is reminiscent of the classic suspense of Frederick Forsyth¿s The Day of the Jackal and the terrifying realism of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. With its disquieting and revelatory authenticity, readers cannot help but fall under its spell and ask themselves, "Could this really happen?"
©2005 Juris Jurjevics; (P)2005 Penguin Audiobooks
"Heart-racing to the very end, The Trudeau Vector has all the right twists. Enriched tremendously by the meticulously researched scientific and medical details, Juris Jurjevic's debut thriller weaves together timely topics into a powerfully delivered story of suspense and intrigue." (Nelson DeMille)
I haven't yet finished listening to this audiobook (I've gone through the first half in just a couple days), but I'm fascinated with the high level of scientific and technical details, amazing for a writer with no scientific background, which makes me think he had to research the topics very thoroughly. It reminds me of the style of two of my favorite authors, Michael Crichton and Robin Cook. I can't wait until I get to the end of this nailbiting thriller. Highly recommended.
I spent more time trying to figure out the characters and plot than being entertained. I don't want to have to think so hard that I'm afraid to miss on sentence that I need to keep rewinding so I don't get totally lost. I felt as though I had to work to listen to this book, however this may be someone's cup of tea, but it is not mine.
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