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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LAU (Text) 33500013145578 New Checked out 12/07/2019
Fosston Public Library LAU (Text) 33500013145586 New Checked out 11/29/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250158482
  • ISBN: 1250158486
  • Physical Description: 388 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.

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The discovery of a deadly virus being smuggled across the border pits FBI Special Agent James Mason and his strike force against an unknown adversary hell-bent on humanity's destruction. In a desperate effort to contain the pathogen, they launch a predawn raid, only to find that their enemy knows they're coming...and it's not about to be taken alive. An explosion rips through the building, killing the majority of Mason's team, including his partner and mentor. Tormented by guilt, Mason returns to his home division, but he can't seem to let go of the tragedy. He remembers seeing something inside the building before it went up in flames, something that convinces him that not only is the virus still out there, it's merely the first stage of an even more nefarious plan. Obsessed with unraveling the plot, he launches his own investigation and uncovers a shadow organization on the brink of enacting its genocidal agenda, one carried out by a sinister mass murderer who's been photographed at the epicenter of seemingly every historical pandemic...without appearing to age. An evil man who attempts to derail Mason's investigation by murdering his wife. With the help of his longtime friends--Gunnar Backstrom, a corporate espionage gun-for-hire, and Ramses Donovan, a sin merchant of questionable morality--Mason's hunt for his wife's killer leads him from a dark union at the dawn of the twentieth century to a network of Nazi collaborators and a conspiracy against mankind more than a hundred years in the making. Fueled by anger and driven by the promise of vengeance, he must overcome a monster preparing to unleash his virulent wrath upon an unsuspecting world if he's to have any hope of exposing a deep-state entity that's rooted in every facet of our society, an entity known only as...The Thirteen.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    FBI Special Agent James Mason's search for answers to the deaths of his wife and his partner throws him deep into a decades-old conspiracy. With the help of a couple of well-connected friends, he's able to pick himself up from depression and begin the quest to bring those responsible for killing the people he cared about to justice. Of course, the truth is more elusive and more terrifying than Mason could possibly imagine. The mixture of science, history, and conspiracy echoes the work of James Rollins and Steve Berry. The pacing never lets up, and the ending clearly indicates that another novel is coming to finish the story, which readers will find both frustrating and exciting. Some details regarding the conspiracy arc are a bit hard to swallow, but, on the whole, first-novelist Laurence shows great promise. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MICHAEL LAURENCE was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado to an engineer and a teacher, who kindled his passions for science and history. He studied biology and creative writing at the University of Colorado and holds multiple advanced certifications in medical imaging. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as an x-ray/CT/MRI technologist and clinical instructor. He lives in suburban Denver with his wife, four children, and a couple of crazy Labrador Retrievers.

Subject: Virus diseases > Fiction.
Secret societies > Fiction.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation > Officials and employees > Fiction.
Terrorism > Prevention > Fiction.
Immortalism > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Paranormal fiction.

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