James Abel—author of the electrifying Joe Rush novels Protocol Zero and White Plague—unleashes another heartstopping thriller in which an unholy plague from the past has been awakened...
While trying to alleviate the suffering of thousands in drought-stricken, war-torn Africa, ex-Marine doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush receives a plea for help from a member of his old military unit, currently working as a geologist in a chaotic region of Somalia.
Joe arrives on the scene to find an entire group showing horrific symptoms of an ancient sickness once thought to be sent as punishment from heaven. But before Joe can get hard evidence identifying the illness, a local warlord takes matters into his own hands—and the proof is gone just as the illness breaks out back in the United States.
This outbreak is not a curse from God. It’s a well-coordinated, meticulously planned attack with a specific goal that could overturn global stability and kill millions. And the only one who can stop the downfall of civilization is Joe Rush...
About the Author
James Abel is the pseudonym for an accomplished author and journalist who has written extensively about trouble spots and exotic locations around the world; including the Arctic, Somalia/Sudan and the Amazon rain forest. He is the author of the Joe Rush novels, including Cold Silence, Protocol Zero and White Plague. He lives and works in New York City.
Praise for the novels of James Abel
“Clive Cussler fans will relish the pseudonymous Abel’s sequel to White Plague...Abel nicely blends action and science in the service of a plausible, but terrifying, plot, peopled with well-developed characters.”—Publishers Weekly
“If you like Tom Clancy and Martin Cruz Smith, then you need to read James Abel.”—Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Devil’s Bridge
“A believable, hard-driving thriller of the modern Arctic. Fast, well-written entertainment wrapped around something to think about.”—John Sandford, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cold Silence