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Whiteout (original 2004; edition 2006)
by Ken Follett
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Set of 16 Techno-Thrillers by Ken Follett (Whiteout, Hornet Flight, Jackdaws, Code to Zero, Hammer of Eden, Third Twin, A Place Called Freedom, A Dangerous Fortune, Night Over Water, Lie Down with Lions, Man from St. Petersburg, Key to Rebecca, Triple, Eye of the Needle, Pillars of the Earth) by Ken Follett
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451215710, Mass Market Paperback)
As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks-jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries-crackle, desperate secrets are revealed, hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:52:37 -0400)
When a canister of a deadly virus disappears and a lab technician starts bleeding from the eyes, Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems. When a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, a group meets in a remote family house: Stanley Oxenford, the research company's director, who has developed a drug to fight the virus; his children who have their eyes on the money it will bring; Toni Gallo who is betting her career on keeping the drug safe; a local television reporter determined to the get the story, even if it means bending the facts; and a violent trio of thugs out to steal the drug for a client who has something shocking in mind. As the storm worsens, jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, and rivalries crackle; secrets are revealed and hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge.
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