A former war correspondent, a double murder, and a physicist who can predict the future: the third thriller from internationally bestselling author Dean Crawford is his best yet.
In the notorious Bermuda Triangle, a private jet vanishes without a trace, taking with it scientists working for the world-famous philanthropist Joaquin Abell. Meanwhile, Captain Kyle Sears is called to a murder scene in Miami. A woman and her daughter have both been shot through the head. But within moments of arriving, Sears receives a phone call from the woman’s husband, physicist Charles Purcell.
“I did not kill my wife and child,” he says. “In less than twenty-four hours I will be murdered and I know the man who will kill me. My murderer does not yet know that he will commit the act.” With uncanny accuracy, Purcell goes on to predict the immediate future just as it unfolds around Sears, and leaves clues for a man he’s never met, former war correspondent Ethan Warner.
The hunt is on to find Purcell, and Warner is summoned by the Defense Intelligence Agency to lead the search. But this is no ordinary case, as Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez, are about to discover. The future has changed its course, and timing is everything. The end is just beginning . . .
Relentlessly fast-paced and action-packed, Apocalypse combines realistic science, suspense, and intrigue to create an ingenious blockbuster thriller.
A conflicted and unconvincing villain mars Crawford's third thriller featuring private investigators Ethan Warner and his partner, Nicola Lopez (after 2013's Immortal). Douglas Jarvis of the Defense Intelligence Agency hires the duo to look into a horrific murder in Miami that involves a scientist, Charles Purcell, who has extensive knowledge concerning the nature of time. Meanwhile, Joaquin Abell, owner of the firm International Rescue and Infrastructure Support, is in Puerto Rico organizing rescue efforts after a massive earthquake. Crawford gradually and erratically reveals Abell's misdeeds, leaving readers as conflicted over his evilness as Abell himself appears to be. His master plan is to cause major natural disasters, after which his company will swoop in and offer aid, making Abell, "the savior of mankind." An abundance of scientific information does little to increase believability, and even the frequent shoot-'em-up scenes fail to pump up excitement.