In this thriller from authors Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, a genetically engineered virus threatens to wipe out humanity
Mount Dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. Led by visionary genius Brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race.
But while Scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. And when Guy and Susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed . . .
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The writing team that scared the willies out of readers with Relic returns with a second, equally gripping novel of techno-terror. A genetically engineered mutation of DNA holds the promise of eradicating influenza forever. But there's a devastating catch: every living creature who comes in contact with the flu-killing virus dies horribly. In the eponymous research facility located deep in the Jornada del Muerto desert of New Mexico, young geneticist Guy Carson and his colleagues try to solve the problem, working in an atmosphere of increasing paranoia while the future of their employer, GeneDyne, rests on the actions of brilliant scientists driven by opposing motives. The authors weave together so many topical threads here (virtual reality, lost Spanish treasure, ethnic pride, scientific ethics) that only their tight control prevents this rousing scientific adventure from spinning away into hyperspace. It's a grand and scary story, with just enough grisly detail to stimulate real-life fears and characters full enough to engage the attention. The bleak desert provides another fearsome challenge to the novel's characters, as well as a metaphor for humanity's previous attempts to control nature. With science, outdoor adventure, sympathetic players and a catchy dusting of computer lore, there's something here to attract-and satisfy-a diverse range of readers. Author tour. ~ FYI: A teaser chapter from Mount Dragon will be included in the mass market edition of Relic, due out this month.
Review above is wrong. No problem reading with WiFi turned off. Must be his problem. Restriction imposed by authors means sometimes hyphenated words don't change when page size is changed, but no big problem reading.
Very tense reading
The best way I can tell you how suspenseful the novel was is to say that at one point I was so scared and thoroughly involved while reading, that when my belly made a giggling sound it scared me half to death and I jumped!
And that's the truth ...
All of their books are amazing( only a couple I didn’t absolutely love were slightly less amazing)and this one is no different. A dynamic duo for sure!