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By Michael Palmer
He manhattan instances bestselling writer and grasp of suspense offers one other novel on the crossroads of politics and medication during this shocker of a thriller
On the evening of the country of the Union deal with, President James Allaire expects to provide the speech of his profession. yet nobody anticipates the terrifying flip of occasions that forces him to quarantine every person within the Capitol construction. A terrorist crew calling itself "Genesis" has unleashed WRX3883, a perilous, hugely contagious virus, into the construction. nobody totally is familiar with the lethal impression of the germ aside from the workforce liable for its development—a staff headed through Allaire, himself. the single one that could possibly assistance is virologist Griffin Rhodes, at the moment in solitary confinement in a greatest safety federal criminal for alleged terrorist acts, together with the tried robbery of WRX3883 from the lab the place he labored. Rhodes has no concept why he has been arrested, but if Allaire bargains to loose him in alternate for his aid battling the virus, he reluctantly concurs to do what he can to help the govt. that has imprisoned him with out obvious cause.
Meanwhile, each individual in line for presidential succession is trapped contained in the Capitol—every individual other than one: the Director of native land defense, who's competently at domestic in Minnesota, having been chosen because the "Designated Survivor" for this occasion. With enemies either named and unnamed last in, and the safety of the kingdom at stake, Griff needs to get to the bottom of the mysteries of WRX3883 with no violating his pledge as a scientist to take advantage of no animal checking out in his experiments...and time is working out.
Tense, exciting, and fully believable, A Heartbeat Away will make you replicate, ask yourself, and be actually afraid.
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Genauso wenig verstand ich es, als ich zu meiner neuen Familie weggebracht wurde. Meine Pflegeeltern, ich habe sie so gehasst, dass ich ihren Namen seit Jahren nicht erwähnt habe. Gott – oder das, was sie unter dem Begriff Gott verstanden haben – haben sie mir vorgepredigt. Nachdem ich aber Gott nicht verstehen konnte, wie sie wollten, versuchten sie, Gott in mich hineinzuprügeln. Welche Enttäuschung war ich dann wohl für sie, als ich mit 14 vom katholischen Gymnasium für Mädchen St. Hildegard verwiesen würde.
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A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer