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Biowar (Deep Black Series #2)

Biowar (Deep Black Series #2)

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by Stephen Coonts, Jim DeFelice
     
 

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Dr. James Kegan, a world-renowned scientist specializing in germ warfare, has vanished from his upstate New York home. But this is no ordinary missing-persons case. Kegan has left behind an unidentified dead man with a .22 caliber hole in his skull-and a contact trail that leads to an alleged terrorist cell.

Unraveling the mystery is a job for Kegan's best friend

Overview

Dr. James Kegan, a world-renowned scientist specializing in germ warfare, has vanished from his upstate New York home. But this is no ordinary missing-persons case. Kegan has left behind an unidentified dead man with a .22 caliber hole in his skull-and a contact trail that leads to an alleged terrorist cell.

Unraveling the mystery is a job for Kegan's best friend, NSA operative Charlie Dean. His mission is to infiltrate the scientist's circle of associates and decipher Kegan's confidential research. Dispatched to cover Charlie is Delta Force trooper Lia Francesca. The trail leads them to the core of a widespread killer fever that's been dormant for centuries-and its link to a virus that's quickly spreading victim by victim. With time running out Charlie and Lia must find Kegan, uncover his secrets, cut a terrorist threat to the quick, and stop the unimaginable outbreak of a new biological nightmare.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Coonts knows how to write and build suspense...this is the mark of a natural storyteller.” —The New York Times Book Review

“The master of the techno thriller.” —Publishers Weekly

Library Journal
The NSA ("No Such Agency") has a covert operations team, known as "Deep Black." While on a mission over Russia, their spy plane is shot down, and one of the NSA techno-geeks survives. Former Marine sniper Charlie Dean and former Delta operator Lia DeFrancesca are assigned to find the NSA operative. Along the way these two discover a plot to assassinate the president of the Russian Federation in a coup, and, well, the tale spins off from there. The story is fun-filled, with lots of gadgets, explosions, action, and a few twists, but the characters are somewhat predictable. J. Charles's performance is steady, and his experienced voice is nuanced. For public libraries.-Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312985219
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/16/2004
Series:
Deep Black Series, #2
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Author of 13 New York Times Bestsellers, Stephen Coonts flew A-6 Intruders from the deck of the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam War. A graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law, he and his wife Deborah still fly whenever they have the time. They reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jim DeFelice has written several techno-thrillers, including "Cyclops One." His next book, "Final Four," is set for publication later this year. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and young son.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 19, 1946
Place of Birth:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Education:
B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979

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