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By Michael Palmer

He manhattan instances bestselling writer and grasp of suspense supplies one other novel on the crossroads of politics and medication during this shocker of a thriller

On the evening of the nation of the Union tackle, President James Allaire expects to provide the speech of his occupation. yet not anyone anticipates the terrifying flip of occasions that forces him to quarantine every body within the Capitol construction. A terrorist team calling itself "Genesis" has unleashed WRX3883, a perilous, hugely contagious virus, into the construction. not anyone totally is familiar with the lethal impression of the germ with the exception of the workforce chargeable for its development—a staff headed through Allaire, himself. the single person who may be able to assistance is virologist Griffin Rhodes, at present in solitary confinement in a greatest defense federal felony 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 deals to unfastened him in trade for his aid struggling with the virus, he reluctantly concurs to do what he can to aid 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 safety, who's competently at domestic in Minnesota, having been chosen because the "Designated Survivor" for this occasion. With enemies either named and unnamed ultimate in, and the protection of the country at stake, Griff needs to resolve the mysteries of WRX3883 with no violating his pledge as a scientist to exploit no animal checking out in his experiments...and time is working out.

Tense, exciting, and completely believable, A Heartbeat Away will make you mirror, ask yourself, and be actually afraid.

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Weems benachrichtigen, bevor sie es aus den Nachrichten erfährt. « Kane schüttelte den Kopf. »Nicht, solange wir nicht hineinkönnen. « Der nickte. »Ja. « Micki hatte die Kugel in eine Plastiktüte gesteckt und zog nun an Davids Handschuh. « �Kein Problem«, sagte David, drehte sich ohne ein weiteres Wort um und war bereits hinter der Hausecke verschwunden, als Olivia feststellte, dass sie den Atem angehalten hatte. Herrgott. »Micki, gibst du die Fingerabdrücke des Mädchens in die Datenbank ein? Achte vor allem auf Meldungen aus Florida.

In wenigen Wochen hätten sich viele Menschen darin aufgehalten. Und jetzt vielleicht einer. Der Wachmann wurde vermisst. Falls er in einem der unteren Stockwerke gewesen war, konnte er nicht mehr am Leben sein. Falls er nach oben gelaufen war, bestand vielleicht noch eine Chance, ihn zu retten. Brandstiftung. David presste die Kiefer zusammen, während der Korb langsam weiter in die Höhe stieg. Damit kannte er sich aus, es hatte ihn einmal sogar persönlich betroffen. Der Wind drehte wieder, und er fuhr instinktiv zurück, als ihm die Flammen entgegenschlugen.

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