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Don't miss this thrilling book in the series based on the Emmy Award-winning television show The X-Files!

When a disease-ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally funded DyMar genetic research lab, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, manmade plague is on the loose. As the FBI agents investigating the X-Files - cases the bureau has deemed unsolvable - Mulder and Scully pursue the truth wherever it leads, even into the labyrinthine corridors of the FBI...and beyond.

Racing to contain the lethal virus before it can spread, Mulder and Scully make a chilling discovery. Before his death, Dr. David Kennessy, a hotshot cancer researcher at DyMar, had been experimenting with a promising but highly dangerous technology: microscopic biomachines that can cure any disease and heal any wound. In theory this research could be a miracle cure, perhaps even a doorway to immortality. It was also the only way Dr. Kennessy could save his leukemia-stricken son.

But when a second corpse turns up, savagely mutilated from within, it's anything but theoretical. Could machines created to cure have learned to kill? Scrambling for answers, Mulder and Scully are opposed at every step by faceless enemies with all the resources of the government - even perhaps of their own agency - at their command. These enemies will stop at nothing to ensure that the secret of immortality falls into the right hands - their hands.

As sinister forces close in, Scully fights to save the life of an innocent boy while Mulder comes face to face with a crazed and desperate man - a man whose slightest touch brings agonizing death and perhaps a resurrection more horrible still.

©2015 Kevin J. Anderson (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Painful

Unbearably repetitive and forced. don't waste your time. the author has dumbed down the text so much and it feels like trading through a pre teen drama.

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Conditional praise!

This audiobook flows most like an x-files episode. Unfortunately, it is an average story dealing with themes and ideas dome better in other actual episodes. The characterizations are pretty spot on, but falls flat with narration rather than full cast.

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Narrator destroyed it

The Reader either hates the X-files, never watched the show, or the producers had about $5 for a reader. I was taking risks since they have a return policy but I couldn't return this worthless garbage that, since I listen on my phone while I drive and it is illegal to touch the thing, I was seriously considering shoving my drawing pencils into my eardrums to MAKE IT STOP

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By far the best of the series!

Additive! I loved the minor characters and the story in general! The references to past episodes and Scully's cancer made it really fit into the cadence of the show.

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Engrossing and Creepy

Enjoyed the book, but wonder how close we truly are to this technology. The story's possibilities may become reality some day, both hopeful and scary.