Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly is racing to save his city from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed underground.
When a lightbulb falls in a subway tunnel, it releases a pathogen that could kill millions. While the mayor postures, people begin to die, especially on the city’s grim West Side. Hospitals become morgues. L trains are converted into rolling hearses. Finally, the government acts, sealing off entire sections of the city—but are they keeping people out or in? Meanwhile, Michael Kelly’s hunt for the people who poisoned his city takes him into the tangled underworld of Chicago’s West Side gangs and the even more frightening world of black biology—an elite discipline emerging from the nation’s premier labs, where scientists play God and will stop at nothing to preserve their secrecy.
It’s a brave new world . . . and the most audacious page-turner yet from an emerging modern master.
©2011 Michael Harvey (P)2011 Random House
“Harvey shows how a thrilled focused on bioterrorism should be done in his outstanding fourth novel. . . . The complexity of the plot never overwhelms the narrative flow in this utterly persuasive view of a present-day apocalyptic nightmare.” (Publishers Weekly)
It should have been two books. It's almost film noire with the drugs and dealers, the hero trying to sound like a '50's detective without success.
Plot about drugs and dealers does not interact well with biological and governmental crisis. The book is just two confusing, and neither plot, jumping back and forth, was interesting enough to make you finish the book. The female protagonist was enough to turn you off at any rate. Don't they make polite women anymore? Nothing but ball busting and obnoxious remarks -- you certainly can't tell from her speech that she is supposed to have a Ph.D.
narrator's voice was fine.
This is a great book for all Michael Harvey fans. Make sure you read The Third Rail first since this is more of a part 2 than a stand alone novel. Still, his books are amazing. He gives you all the ingredients you need, and then starts cooking a complex and intense mystery. You think you know where the story is going and it veers off into an alley filled with danger and deceit. You won't want to put this book down.
The main character, Michael Kelly, reminds me of old time dectectives. He hunts down the answer no matter how his life is affected.
He is easy to listen to and to me sounds like Michael Harvey should.
A deadly pathogen release isn't the most dangerous issue in Michael Kelly's Chicago. Will he have time to find out what is?
I recommend you read the Michael Kelly mysteries in order, and when you do you will be eager to read We All Fall Down.
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