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White Plague (A Joe Rush Novel) by James…

White Plague (A Joe Rush Novel)

by James Abel

Series: Joe Rush (1)

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Exciting theme--bioweapon in the Arctic. Fun beginning to a series. Non stop Arctic action--front to back. I thought the communication cut-off was a little bit unreal, but it did add excitement to the plot. Throughout, there were questions that kept itching at me; for example, the flu morphs every few weeks and a pristine copy nearly 80 years later just won't happen. That finally solved itself in the last few minutes of the listen. Looking forward to more Joe Rush and his sidekicks. ( )
  buffalogr | Aug 19, 2016 |
White Plague by James Abel is his first book in his Joe Rush series and it is a brilliant beginning of a promising series. The U.S.S. Montana is in peril deep in the Arctic Ocean with only thirty-six hours before the crew perishes, with a foreign submarine rapidly approaching the U.S.S. Montana to intercept what is aboard, Dr. Joe Rush, a Marine doctor and an expert in bio-terror and his crew are tasked with reaching the sub and saving not only the lives of the seaman aboard, but containing the contagion the crew has on board with them. White Plague is a fast-paced thriller that keeps the reader deeply engrossed in the storyline and through Abel’s writing style, the reader can almost feel as though they are with Joe, Eddie, and the team. Joe Rush is a wonderfully drawn main character and one I look forward to learning more about in future books. Abel’s details are meticulous without being tedious and his intertwining storylines will keep the reader on their toes and turning to pages to see what will happen next. I would not hesitate to recommend White Plague to readers who enjoy thrillers and I personally cannot wait for the next book in the series. ( )
  knittingmomof3 | Jan 26, 2015 |
Yikes! Non-stop action from the start. This is a bio-terrorism, political, cross-cultural thriller that does not disappoint. Americans, Chinese,and Native peoples are battling possible bugs from the distant past that have been frozen in the ice and may have been released into a submarine environs. Who are the good guys and who are the baddies? Who is on which side and will there be a government cover-up? Danger, weather, and enemy actions abound. This needs to be up on the big screen soon. A sure-fire box office hit. My thanks to Penguin's First to Read program for a complimentary copy of this 5 star winner. ( )
  musichick52 | Jan 16, 2015 |
cool plot, bad writing ( )
  bookmagic | Dec 29, 2014 |
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In the frozen waters of the Arctic, Marine bioterror expert Joe Rush races to save a submarine crew from a lethal threat...

“The pleas for help stopped coming just after five in the morning, Washington time. The Pentagon staffers cleared for handling sensitive messages sat in horror for a moment and then tried other ways to reach the victims. Nothing worked so they called the Director, who phoned me.”

In the remote, frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, the high-powered and technically advanced submarine U.S.S. Montana is in peril. Adrift and in flames, the boat—and the entire crew—could be lost. The only team close enough to get to them in time is led by Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush.

With only thirty-six hours before the surviving crew perish, Joe and his team must race to rescue the Montana and ensure that the boat doesn’t fall into enemy hands. Because a fast-approaching foreign submarine is already en route, and tensions may explode.

But that’s the least of their troubles. For the surviving sailors are not alone on the sub. Something is trapped with them. Something deadly lethal. Something that plagued mankind long ago, when it devastated the entire world. And the crew of the Montana has unknowingly set it free. Now, Joe and his team must not only find a way to save the Montana and her crew, but stop a lethal horror of apocalyptic consequence from being unleashed on all humanity.

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