The Ninth Day

The Ninth Day

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by Jamie Freveletti
     
 

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“One of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters, this one will satisfy even the most finicky of readers.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

Tess Gerritsen praised former Chicago lawyer-turned-writer Jamie Freveletti’s stunning

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“One of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters, this one will satisfy even the most finicky of readers.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

Tess Gerritsen praised former Chicago lawyer-turned-writer Jamie Freveletti’s stunning debut thriller, Running from the Devil as “a breathless, hair-raising read,” and author Lee Child called it, “just terrific.” Now, with The Ninth Day, Freveletti brings back her courageous and brilliant series protagonist Emma Caldridge for a third time—ensnaring the intrepid biochemist and marathon runner in the vicious web of a Mexican drug cartel determined to carry a terrible, virulent death across the border into the United States. A rapidly rising star in contemporary thriller fiction, Jaimie Freveletti fills her remarkable suspense novels with the explosive, non-stop action of a Daniel Silva adventure and the fascinating scientific detail of a Kathy Reichs or Patricia Cornwell blockbuster. And The Ninth Day is Freveletti’s best so far.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
At the start of Freveletti’s exciting third thriller featuring ultra-marathoner and chemist Emma Caldridge (after Running Dark), Caldridge runs into trouble while searching for night-blooming plants on the Arizona/Mexico border in the form of Eduardo La Valle, a powerful Mexican drug lord, who chases and captures her. A dire situation worsens after La Valle learns she’s a chemist and demands that she save his blighted marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez from a disease that’s also killing the “expendable” workers. Literally under the gun, Caldridge struggles to understand and find a cure for the ravaging disease. She also plots to escape, aided by fellow captive Oswald Kroger, an MIT dropout who like Caldridge ran afoul of La Valle’s gang, but her attempts to do so are thwarted, and ironically, serve to make her wanted for various crimes in the U.S. The stakes rise after La Valle decides to use the blighted marijuana to spread the virulent disease in the States. Caldridge’s grit, ingenuity, and courage should win her new fans. (Oct.)
Steve Berry
“Jamie Freveletti shows once again why she is one of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters, this one will satisfy even the most finicky of readers.”
Tess Gerritsen
“Ten pages in, my heart was pounding—and the tension only grew from there. This is a breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”
Lee Child
“Just terrific—full of thrills and tradecraft, pace and peril. An outstanding debut.”
Mystery Scene on Running Dark
“One entertaining read.”
Booklist on Running Dark
“This fast-paced thriller makes good use of a timely topic.”
Mystery Scene
“One entertaining read.”
Booklist
“This fast-paced thriller makes good use of a timely topic.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062025319
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
693,979
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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Lee Child
“Just terrific—full of thrills and tradecraft, pace and peril. An outstanding debut.”
Steve Berry
“Jamie Freveletti shows once again why she is one of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters, this one will satisfy even the most finicky of readers.”
Tess Gerritsen
“Ten pages in, my heart was pounding—and the tension only grew from there. This is a breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”

Meet the Author

Jamie Freveletti is a former trial lawyer, martial artist, and runner. She is the author of four books in her own Emma Caldridge series as well as Robert Ludlum's Covert One novel, The Janus Reprisal. She lives in Chicago.

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The Ninth Day 3.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 11 reviews.
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I've read all of the series so far, and they're very entertaining. But one thing keeps throwing off the flow of the story for me - the editing. In all of the books, things like propeller planes become jets in one sentence, then switch back to propellers a few sentences later. Semi automatic weapons become revolvers, and also switch back. It throws off the reading experience. I've read the Nook versions, so perhaps the discrepancies aren't there in the printed versions.
bookwormbookreview More than 1 year ago
The Ninth Day by Jamie Freveletti I love a good adventure novel, one with lots of action and a good plot. The Ninth Day had a good plot and a good amount of action but was a little over the top farfetched. Emma Caldridge is a biochemist that works for a cosmetics company that the moonlights as an undercover drug operative. While out on research assignments she watches for and reports signs of drug and human trafficking, then reports her findings. Together with OZ an MIT dropout/rock band roady, Emma finds herself abducted by a Mexican drug cartel. Talking her way out of an execution Emma finds herself being used to diagnose a fungus killing off marijuana crops and anyone that comes in contact with the crops. Emma and OZ find themselves on a fast and wild ride hopping boarders and state lines, in attempt to save the day. Killing indiscriminately nine days after the first sign of infection the fungus has proved to be a mystery to all but Emma. In a fast and furious pace that is a little to hard to believe Emma through a peek here and a peek there discovers the root of the fungus. On foot, in a car, an ambulance and an airplane our heroes fight to save themselves and everyone that has come in contact with the infected crops.