Dark Harvest

    • 4.2 • 20 Ratings
    • $9.99
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Publisher Description

For fans of World War Z, a chilling mystery, an ancient threat, and a race against time to save humanity—inspired by the true events of the Dyatlov Pass incident

Russia, 1959. Nine members of a Soviet mountaineering team on an ambitious expedition into the Ural Mountains are found dead, victims of massive and bizarre injuries. The Dyatlov Pass incident, as this grisly event came to be known, remains unexplained to this day.

Iraq, 2019. Ex-soldier-turned-mercenary Cameron Becker is escorting a Russian businessman named Luka Belikov through Baghdad. It seems like a routine job, until Belikov is abducted on Becker’s watch. After forming an uneasy alliance with WHO medic Lori Dalton, Becker sets out to uncover the truth behind the attack, and quickly realizes he’s caught in the middle of something far bigger and more dangerous. As bio-terrorists prepare to unleash a virus that causes humans to descend into ravenous madness, the pair are thrust into a desperate race against time to prevent a global plague that could wipe out human civilization.  

Who is behind the attack? What do they want? And how can humanity hope to survive? Becker and Dalton’s answers may just lie deep within the icy wastes of the Ural Mountains …

Fiction & Literature
August 16
Blackstone Publishing
Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Customer Reviews

ferret_bard ,

Halt Virus Outbreak

This review was first published on Kurt's Frontier.


Former army ranger and private military contractor Cameron Becker escorts a Russian businessman named Luka Belikov through Baghdad when a group of people dressed as Iraqi soldiers ambushes them. What started as a routine job sets Becker on the path of something bigger. Searching for his client, he joins forces with a World Health Organization doctor named Lori Dalton. The pair soon find themselves contending with bioterrorists who unleash a virus that starts to send humanity spiraling into madness and extinction. The soldier and doctor must race against time to find a cure that leads from Iraq to Turkey and finally to the infamous Dyatlov Pass, where the mysterious fate of Nine Soviet mountaineers in 1959 may hold the key to saving millions of lives in 2019.


Dark Harvest was a fun and intense read. Will Jordan (aka. The Critical Drinker) weaves military action and a historical event stained with an air of mystery into a well-crafted narrative. We meet Cameron Becker, an ex-army ranger who has a habit of following his instincts rather than orders as he tries to find his client, only known to him as Luka Belikov. His hunt for Belikov’s kidnappers leads him to a WHO doctor with a sense of right and wrong that often puts her in conflict with her superiors. Together they must find a way to halt a virus outbreak that could lead to humanity’s extinction.

Coder_mark ,

Liked it. Didn't love it.

Simple story. Doesn't try to do too much. Quick read. Good for a long plane ride, for example. Just .... Maybe not to Heathrow...

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