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The Amazon rain forest spawns a new terror that will bring the world to its knees in this new Joe Rush biothriller....

Joe Rush is at an Amazon gold rush to study new forms of malaria when his best friend and partner, Eddie Nakamura, disappears. Learning that many of the sick miners have also vanished, Rush begins a search for Eddie that takes him into the heart of darkness - where he must battle for his life and where he discovers a secret that may change the world.

Thousands of miles away, floods of sick people are starting to appear in US hospitals. When the White House admits that it has received terrorist threats, cities across the Northeast begin to shut down. Rush and his team must journey from one of the most remote spots on Earth to one of the busiest as the clock ticks toward a kind of annihilation not thought possible. They have even less time than they think to solve the mystery, for the danger - as bad as it is - is about to get even worse.

©2017 James Abel (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Great Story as Always and Narration Perfection

I stopped what I was doing Tuesday morning when the 4th Joe Rush novel was released on Audible. I loved the first three novels.
James Abel is actually Joe Reiss and has written over 20 novels. I don't know why he chose to change his name for the Joe Rush novels, but the writing in these novels show that he's not new to the game.
Vector, as well as the rest of the Joe Rush novels, is smart and surprising and has fun twists that keep you interested until the last word.
Joe Rush is a reluctant hero who is forever getting in trouble with the establishment. He knows and speaks of his limits. He's just flawed enough to make him real and interesting and likable.
The bad guy in the story was believable and easy to hate. All of the character development was great.
The story and pace of action was fun. The ending drove right up to the last minutes of the book. I loved the ending.
Ray Porter as a narrator is so talented. I know these stories are better with him vs reading them as a traditional book.
I highly recommend Vector and all of the Joe Rush Novels.

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  • tony
  • Springfield, SD
  • 07-31-17

Beware! this book is hard to put down.

Well written and perfectly executed I finished the book in one night. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book.

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  • Kim
  • BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States
  • 11-03-17

I really enjoy Joe Rush

I love the stories, I love the characters. I love the relationships. I REALLY REALLY love listening to Ray Porter narrate to me. Maybe mostly that. I'm already looking forward to the next book.

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Another Joe Rush adventure

Narration as you would expect. Story as you would expect. Solid audio entertainment. I think you would once again be happy with this purchase.

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Outstanding plot and drama

Outstanding performance by the narrator and story by the author. Surprised often and never knowing what is going to happen next. Looking forward to the next book in the continuing adventures of Dr. Joe Rush.

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Good but not great

This Joe Rush book was good but not as good as his last two books. If you have a free credit and you want to try it go ahead if not you'd be fine either way.

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I won't be buying another book by this author

What disappointed you about Vector?

Repeatedly taking Jesus's name in vain. It amazes me that authors will do this, when it adds nothing to the story, and only ends up costing them future customers. From the article: "Poll shows foul language curbs movie revenue"
"The Harris poll, the Hollywood Reporter said, found that using “Jesus Christ” to swear is the biggest offense, with 33 percent of the general public saying they would be less likely to see a movie if they knew it contained that language. “God d—” was second at 32 percent and the f-word was third with 31 percent."

What could James Abel have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Clean up the language and stop taking Jesus's name in vain. If the author hates Christians, that's his choice. But it's my choice not to spend my money listening to that which is offensive to me.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

All of it. Excellent, as always.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was an interesting story line.

2 of 12 people found this review helpful