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“Pandemic”, the second Richter book posits a fairly typical scenario featuring a long lost biological weapon recovered from the submerged wreckage of an aircraft (shades of Cussler's “Vixen 03”) and the spiralling consequences of this as elements within the US intelligence community attempt to cover the affair up while British man-of-action Paul Richter attempts to uncover the truth. Crete provides a pleasingly different backdrop for the majority of the book. Barrington weaves the disparate plot lines together in a way that succeeds in keeping attention, even if not really approaching the level of 'unputdownability' that true suspense fiction achieves.

For full review please see: http://southlondonbook.blogspot.com/2009/03/pandemic-james-barrington.html
  isynge | Mar 30, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0330431528, Paperback)

The second high-adrenalin, techno-espionage international thriller featuring maverick British agent Paul Richter. Off the island of Crete an illicit diver finds a 30-year-old aircraft wreck on the seabed. From amongst the corpses still strapped inside he recovers a steel case containing four sealed flasks. The rogue diver manages to cut one of them open . . . but within twelve hours succumbs to a hideous death. Agency trouble-shooter Paul Richter is delegated to investigate the source of the mystery killer, but encounters far more questions than answers. Why has the CIA directed total destruction of the aircraft’s remnants? Why is a hit team roaming the island to eliminate anyone with close knowledge of the missing flasks? Who is now picking off members of the hit team itself? And why are retired agents back in America getting professionally eliminated? As Richter gets ever closer to unraveling a decades-old secret, even he is unprepared for the sheer horror of the truth about to be disclosed. The shadowy world of covert operations and espionage unfolded at breakneck pace by a writer with first-hand experience.

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Off the island of Crete, a rogue diver finds a 30-year-old aircraft wreck on the seabed. From amongst the corpses still strapped inside he recovers a steel case containing four sealed flasks. The diver manages to cut one of them open? but within twelve hours succumbs to a hideous death. Agency trouble-shooter Paul Richter is delegated to investigate the source of the mystery killer, but uncovers far more questions than answers. Why has the CIA directed total destruction of the aircraft's remnants? Why is a hit team roaming the island? Who is now picking off members of the hit team itself? And why are retired agents getting professionally eliminated? As Richter gets ever closer to unravelling a decades-old secret, even he is unprepared for the sheer horror of the truth about to be disclosed.… (more)

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