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The race-against-time thriller about a deadly man-made virus, the far-right terrorist group planning to release it - and the one man who must stop them before millions are killed. From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Nomad comes Shadow, the most talked about pandemic thriller of 2020 - for fans of Gregg Hurwitz's Into The Fire and The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz.
A ruthless far-right terrorist is broken out of captivity.
A mysterious bio-scientist with a terrible secret is abducted
A lethal virus threatens millions of lives across Europe and the Middle East.
In a race against time that spans the globe, ex-MI6 officer Marc Dane and his partner Lucy Keyes are bound together in a desperate battle to stop the release of a deadly virus that will kill millions. Operating outside the law and with only their survival instincts, their resolve and morals will be tested in a desperate fight against the sinister forces that lie behind this evil pandemic conspiracy.
What price would you pay to stop a global catastrophe?
Praise for the James Swallow's thrillers:
'Unputdownable. A must-read' Wilbur Smith
'Britain's answer to Jason Bourne' Daily Mail
'An ultra fast paced, worldwide chase to stop a madman, while leaving the reader breathless' Choice
'Explosive' Irish Examiner
'This is edge of the seat stuff that is terrifyingly real in places' Closer
'A killer of a thriller' Weekend Sport
In bestseller Swallow's formulaic, overly complex fourth Marc Dane thriller (after 2020's Ghost), the "ex-MI6 field agent turned private security specialist" partners with Lucy Keyes, a former Delta Force recon sniper. Both Marc and Lucy work for enigmatic billionaire Ekko Solomon, the CEO of the Rubicon Group, which Solomon has made "an exemplar of ethical capitalism." The trouble begins when the Rubicon board of directors accuses Solomon of not keeping in check the company's clandestine band of vigilante-mercenaries, which includes Marc and Lucy. Meanwhile, the Combine, a cabal of rich white men, has broken Noah Verbeke out of custody from the Belgian Federal Police, and Verbeke, whose skin is covered with tattoos of "fascist iconography of all kinds," has retaken his place as the leader of a far-right racial-supremacist group. In addition, the Combine is just days away from launching a deadly virus against the world. Uncertainty about whether Marc and Lucy's relationship is strictly business or something more adds some romantic tension. Stock characters, off-the-shelf plot devices, and constant references to past books put this one solidly in the middle of a very large playing field. Series fans, though, should be satisfied.