By Michael Palmer

They kill with no judgment of right and wrong or regret. they're the main ruthless enemy we've ever confronted. and they're one millionth our size...Prepare to be shocked-and mesmerized-by the newest novel of exciting scientific suspense from New York occasions bestselling writer Michael Palmer.

Dr. Lou Welcome by no means can have imagined what a activities harm could suggest for his ally, Cap Duncan. Surgeons be capable to store Cap's shattered leg, however the open wound is the best breeding flooring for a perilous microbial invader devoted to consuming Cap alive from the interior out. in the meantime, hundreds of thousands of miles away, a teenaged lady is scuffling with for her existence opposed to an analogous microbe. The germ is immune to any recognized antibiotic-and the govt. scientist tasked with discovering a medication has been abducted. And time has already run out...

"Of all [Palmer's] novels, this one has the main bold plot...and the best motion scenes to ever look in a scientific thriller."-Associated Press

Turning to the facilities for ailment regulate for aid, Lou uncovers a hyperlink to the Society of 1 Hundred buddies, a 17 november whose individuals are retaining our personal well-being associations hostage. just like the microbe itself, 100 friends will cease at not anything to additional its time table. Now, from the health facility corridors the place something you contact can suggest your finish to the head corridors of household strength during this battle opposed to humanity, Lou needs to positioned an finish to a terrifying epidemic-if it does not kill him first.

"When it involves artistic plots for scientific thrillers, no one does it greater than Michael Palmer."-Huffington Post

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Is that this man in Atlanta? … solid. are you able to inform me the place? … You don’t comprehend? ok, style what you do comprehend. take into accout. One lie and that finger is going, and I’m gonna love doing it. … sanatorium. He’s on the sanatorium? the single you're employed at? … first-class. If he’s there, i will locate him. If he’s no longer, this knife and that i are going to pay you one other stopover at. Now, once again, variety out his identify. … strong. Now, seize whatever you wish since you won’t be coming again right here for a very long time. And don’t imagine for an quick that this Dr. Lou Welcome won’t flip your paintings over to me. until he’s as badly deformed as you're, he’ll have lots of palms for me to paintings on. ” bankruptcy 38 in terms of dedication, you're both totally engaged or now not, for there isn't any grey zone. part measures will avail us not anything. —LANCASTER R. HILL, a hundred acquaintances, SAWYER RIVER BOOKS, 1939 His ringing cellular phone roused Vaill from a dreamless sleep. Even prior to answering it, he started trying out himself. Stiff sheets, unexpected bed, LG television propped up at the cloth wardrobe on the foot of the mattress. He was once in a hotel—a Marriott in downtown Atlanta. The room curtains have been like lead shields, and if the solar had already arise, it used to be most unlikely to inform. The ringing endured. Vaill fumbled for the telephone, knocking over his bottle of Tylenol. His voice was once sleep-drenched. “Yeah, Vaill the following. ” “Tim, it’s Chuck. ” Vaill brightened. “Hey, blood brother, what’s occurring? What time is it? ” “Sorry to wake you, napping attractiveness. i really concept you’d already be long past. It’s eight-thirty. ” “Shit. ” Vaill sat up and felt a twinge in the back of his eyes, yet not anything materialized. He had deliberate to get Welcome to the Richard B. Russell Federal development and the district court docket Justice of the Peace pass judgement on sooner than 9. Now he’d be hard-pressed to make it there by way of ten. No colossal deal, he meant. “Don’t fear approximately it,” McCall stated. “It’s most likely simply besides if Welcome’s no longer moved round an excessive amount of. ” “Yeah? Why’s that? ” “I simply obtained a choice from the workforce Snyder despatched over with a warrant to Miller’s condo. they discovered where trashed, and a useless physique in a pool of clotted blood in the midst of the ground. Humphrey’s long gone. the fellows are knocking on doorways now, yet up to now nobody observed or heard something. The victim’s identify is Cassie Bayard. She works for an organization that gives domestic well-being companies. Took within the chest from shut diversity. ” Burke! “Shit,” Vaill muttered back. “What’s the T. O. D.? ” “The police forensic men checked physique temperature and stiffness of the corpse and positioned the T. O. D. among five-thirty and seven-thirty this morning, however the pathologist may be capable of slim that down much more. ” “What did Snyder say? ” “She’s freaked and so am I. It was once her name on my recommendation to get the quest warrant for the lab first and use that as possible reason to get a warrant to look Miller’s condo and query him. which can have price us a number of hours. Now she’s feeling the warmth from above. ” Vaill by no means wondered Snyder’s determination to maneuver carefully on Miller. She by no means acted all of a sudden, that is why there have been jokes approximately her sound asleep with the FBI’s methods handbook below her pillow.

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