Whiteout

Whiteout

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"Everyone likes a page-turner, and Follett is the best." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A hell of a storyteller" ( Entertainment Weekly ), #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel. But nothing matches the intricate knife-edge drama of Whiteout . . . .

A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.

As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks--jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries--crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself.

Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire , available now.
ISBN: 9780451215710
0451215710

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zipread
Oct 19, 2017

Suspense. Thriller. Death-dealing virus and Christmas all in one novel. Very readable.

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wilqser
Jul 16, 2013

Scientific novel about a group of criminals who steal a vial of a deadly virus from a laboratory that could kill millions, and decide to sell it to another group, all the while during a snowstorm. There is action and suspense along the way; including guns,violence and hostage taking. okay book.

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Harmanc
Aug 17, 2012

Not one of Follett's best but not a bad read either. Characters you love to hate, characters you feel sorry for, a fairly fast-paced plot. It's a quick, easy read that doesn't require too much thought.

hermlou Sep 05, 2011

Thieves have stolen a deadly virus from a Scottish lab, and they have to deliver it to the buyer during a blizzard. I won't give away more of the plot, but the burning question becomes, "Doesn't anyone have a cell phone?" Enjoyable snowy suspense novel to read on a hot day.

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trainingcard4
Nov 10, 2010

This is a fast paced thriller - perfect to read around the holiday time. Read it and you will understand.

mayfairlady Apr 20, 2010

Christmas Eve, a snowstorm, a deadly virus, great suspense!

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mids
Nov 04, 2007

Enjoyable but not one of my favourites by Follett. Not memorable like Pillars of the Earth.

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zipread
Oct 13, 2017

Looking for a detective novel sans detective; a muster novel sans mystery because it's all quite clear and a suspense novel with lots of suspense? Let me recommend to you this novel by Ken Follet. There's definitely a full ,measure of suspense as a death-dealing potion hangs in the balance, one that could a destruction far surpassing the death dealt the world by the black deaths of the Middle Ages.
The novel is so engrossing I found it virtually impossible to put it down. Read to to get to sleep and all of a sudden, before your know it's three in the morning. A good read --- a fast read. I think I've found a new favourite author.

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cpurvis
Mar 14, 2010

A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.

As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, the research company’s director, has everything riding on the drug he is developing to fight the virus – but he isn’t the only one: His grown children, who have come to spend Christmas, have their eyes on the money it will bring.

Toni Gallo, forced to resign from the police department in disgrace, is betting her career on keeping the drug safe; a local television reporter, determined to move up, has sniffed the story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs is on its way to steal it for a client already waiting – though what the client really has in mind is something that will shock them all.

As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks – jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries – crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge ..

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Nov 10, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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