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Kate Bennett - a bright hospital pathologist with a loving husband and a solid future. Until one day her world turns dark. A strange, puzzling illness has killed two women. Now it endangers Kate's closest friend. Soon it will threaten Kate's marriage. Her sanity. Her life.

Kate has uncovered a horrifying secret. Important people will stop at nothing to protect it. It is a terrifying medical discovery. And its roots lie in one of the greatest evils in the history of humankind.

©1991 Michael Palmer (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Wow

Gripping, believable. I couldn't wait to get into the car and hear the rest of it every evening!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Not that good...

The idea for this book could have been developed better i think. i like the idea of a misused biological discovery. A lot of the cool biological terror stuff was not explored and overshadowed by the shallow plot of a personal account of the main character. Most of the characters were ones you care about while reading, but they should have discovered more in depth evil plots and stuff. Their adventure should have taken them overseas or something...they really needed to discover a dark secret...

I think the narration would have better fit the book if it had been a male voice.

Not really worth the money.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • k.
  • eugene, OR, United States
  • 08-11-10

roseanne sings the national anthem

i shouldn't review this book as i haven't been able to get past the first hour. the narrator is so oddly distracting that i actually replayed the opening five minutes three times to try to figure out what she was saying...if this sounds harsh, listen long enough to hear her SING the national anthem...in a nazi accent. excruciating enough that i bought a new book to listen to...

13 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Good thriller

loved it! slow start but once it took off didn't want it to stop. need more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good story

This was really good. After the first chapter I thought it was not going to be my type of book. But it was just building the foundation. Good story that kept moving and held my interest. This is the first book that I have read by Michael Palmer, but it won't be my last.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • janis
  • san diego, CA, United States
  • 10-21-10

Oh it is hard to listen to

Absolutely agree with you about the national anthem - oh dear (that isn't what I really want to say!!). I came back on here to see if I had possibly downloaded the wrong book. She is very hard to listen to. But I did pay $14-something for this book since the first one I downloaded is worse. Sad. I will finish it I suppose!!!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • H
  • Scottsdale, AZ, United States
  • 09-08-10

narrator is awful

It's funny how book to book the narrator can and does make a difference. I just listened to a lengthly book narrated by Will Patton for James Lee Burke, and it was most enjoyable. The narrator on this book is most boring, and only because I listen to it while working out will I continue with it, it is that big a struggle to listen to her narration.I don't think I would buy another book that is narrated by Ms Dawes.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

like it but...

the story is quite captivating; i am not finished yet but I can't wait to turn it on every time i drive to work. I do not think I will order again from this narrator though... her voice and accents are distracting. Amusing, but distracting.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Pretty good

I like Michael Palmer and he didn't disappoint. The narrator helped keep things interesting.

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  • BG
  • 06-14-15

enjoyable.- a bit too long

enjoyable. listen at 1.5 speed. :)
interesting characters
story a bit far fetched. for me