Sick: A Project Eden Thriller

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For fans of Stephen King, Blake Crouch, and Michael Crichton comes a new, heart-pounding thriller by Brett Battles...

Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare.

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Overview

For fans of Stephen King, Blake Crouch, and Michael Crichton comes a new, heart-pounding thriller by Brett Battles...

Daniel Ash wakes after midnight to the cry of his daughter. Just a bad dream, he thinks. She's had them before. Yet he can't help but worry when she cries out again as he pads down the hallway. Stepping through her doorway, he expects to find her sitting up in bed, frightened by a nightmare.

But the nightmare is his. It's real. And it's just beginning...

Something is burning Ash's daughter alive. Something horrible that is spreading beyond the walls of their home, and taking no prisoners.

Thirty seconds later, Ash will discover his daughter isn't the only one in his family infected, and as his world spins, coming apart at the seams, a team of armed men in biohazard suits bursts into his house.

But these aren't the good guys.

They haven't come to save Ash's family. They've come to separate them, to finish what they started.

The problem is Ash refuses to disappear. He wants only one thing: to find those responsible.

Because humanity is on the brink of execution.

And man is pulling the trigger.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT SICK:

"Brett Battles is a master of the thriller genre. SICK not only grabs you by the throat, but by the heart and gut as well, and by the time you finish you feel as if you've just taken a runaway train through dangerous territory. Buy this book now. You won't regret it."-Robert Browne, author of THE PARADISE PROPHECY.

"Like a fever, SICK makes you sweat and keeps you up all night, wondering what the hell is happening. It'll make your heart race like someone shot you with an EpiPen. You think Battles was badass before? He just cranked it up to 500 joules. CLEAR!"-popculturenerd.com

"SICK is Brett Battles at his best (which is saying a great deal), a thriller that also chills, with a secret at its core that's almost too scary to be contained within the covers of a book. As always, Battles juggles plot lines with the best of them, and his characters jump off the page. SICK deserves to be a best-seller."-Tim Hallinan, author of the Edgar nominated THE QUEEN OF PATPONG

PRAISE FOR BRETT BATTLES' JONATHAN QUINN SERIES:

"Brett Battles has established himself as one of today's best thriller writers, right up there with Lee Child, Barry Eisler, and Thomas Perry."-Deadly Pleasures magazine

"The best word I can use to describe his writing is addictive."-James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force series

"Quinn is one part James Bond, one part Jason Bourne."-Nashville Book Worm

"I'm on the edge of my seat, awaiting future installments of Quinn's Adventures."-Jeffery Deaver, author of the Lincoln Rhyme's series

"Battles has a true gift for writing thrillers..."-Crimespree magazine

"The action is heart-pounding, gripping, and always engaging."-Tucson Citizen

"Battles is a master storyteller."-Sheldon Siegel, author of PERFECT ALIBI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461189268
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/17/2012
  • Pages: 298
  • Sales rank: 1,019,788
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Brett Battles lives in Los Angeles and is the author of four novels in the acclaimed Jonathan Quinn series-including THE CLEANER (nominated for the Barry Award for Best Thriller 2008, and the Shamus Award for Best Debut Novel), THE DECEIVED (winner of the Barry Award for Best Thriller 2009), and the latest installment, THE SILENCED-and the first book in the Logan Harper series, LITTLE GIRL GONE. More info available at www.brettbattles.com
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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    Brett Battles Does It Again!

    Brett Battles has launched what appears to be another series, the "Project Eden Thrillers". Like the books in his Jonathan Quinn and the new Logan Harper series, SICK takes the reader on an exciting journey of suspense and intrigue. "SICK" refers to a mysterious virus that is seemingly 100% fatal until one man, Capt. Daniel Ash, demonstrates immunity. He discovers there's a group of nasty people who are intentionally releasing this virus and want to study him to discover the secret of his immunity. Ash is not only grieving for his family which was wiped out by the virus (or were they?), he is also trying to find out who's behind this nefarious activity and stop them while simultaneously avoiding capture by them. From the opening chapter where the reader witnesses the devastation wrought upon a man who finds his wife dead and watches his children come down with a deadly virus to the exciting finish, Battles leads the reader on a ride that won't quickly be forgotten. I for one am grateful for the speed that Battles has been churning out his books recently. As long as the quality stays at such a consistent level, there will be no complaints from me!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

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    Could not put it down

    Great book! Great characters. Just discovered this author and looking forward to reading all his books!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

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    Women don't miss out!

    Sick embodies everything an adrenaline junkie looks for. Men and women alike will be electrified by the heart pumping action of this white knuckle thriller as they are caught up in a labyrinth of fear that surrounds a truly shocking global conspiracy.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    This book is SICK...

    A real page turner. Good mix of characters and sub-plots, makes it very interesting. Not sure what a 5 star book should be so I gave it 4.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2011

    Exciting and Chilling: A Must-Read!!!

    SICK by Brett Battles is easily one of the best books I've ever read. From the very first chapter, first page, first sentence!, it yanks you into the story and keeps you there until the last paragraph. Daniel Ash, an ex-soldier and the main character, is unknowingly and unwillingly subjected to a test of a deadly virus, a test that left him and his two children the only survivors.

    Ash is imprisoned at a secure facility in the middle of the desert to be exposed repeatedly to the virus. With help from inside the prison, he escapes and sets out to save his children.

    A virulent viral outbreak causes calamity to an entire town. The man everyone blames: Daniel Ash.

    SICK is a fast-paced, exciting book that will keep your attention until the very last page. I would highly recommend this book; buy it, but take this one piece of advice: Don't start reading until you have two or three hours to finish!!

    Also by Brett are THE CLEANER, THE DECEIVED, and SHADOW OF BETRAYAL (Jonathan Quinn series); LITTLE GIRL GONE (Logan Harper series); and PERFECT GENTLEMAN (short story featured in KILLER YEAR). I recommend them all, and I am excited to hear more from Battles soon!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    Captivating, engrossing, intense page turner

    Brett Battles once again amazes me with his knack for a good story. I love his first series of books (Jonathan Quinn series) and Sick is different, but intensely engrossing. From the beginning, Battles has you hook, line, & sinker when the main character, Ash, wakes to find his wife dead, his daughter deathly sick, and his son, thankfully, alive. The story from here on out is a riveting page turner to find out why this is happening, not only to his family, but his entire neighborhood. As Ash delves furhter into who is responsible for this, he finds unexpected allies & you, the reader, will be surprised by the twists it takes. This is definately a book you won't be able to put down & will be left wanting more. Battles has happily surprised us with another facet of his writing abilities. I can't wait to see what else he has in store for his readers!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2012

    Great book!!! I could hardly put it down once I started!

    Great book!!! I could hardly put it down once I started!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Excellent

    Enjoyed this book, similar style to stephen king, will read the sequel

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great read! Couldn't put it down!!!!!

    Loved the book..... can't wait to read the sequel (exit 9)!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Amazing

    This book was amazing to say the least. Very good story and plot. Kept me intrigued the entire time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2011

    Just ok

    While I liked this book enough to finish it I hardly agree with all of the rave reviews. Yes there was some suspense that made me want to keep reading. But the plot wasn't new or fresh at all and the whole story lacked depth and dimension. There was virtually no character development - the characters (antagonists and protagonists alike) had the level of complexity you would expect from a Saturday morning cartoon. And the ending and wrap up didn't provide much closure or answer any questions. Finally, the nook version had a number of annoying formatting and pagination errors. There are a lot of better suspense reads out there.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    Awesome!,

    Action packed thriller for those of the deadly virus type! Loved it! Great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    A must read

    this was a great story, lots of suspense and action. i cant wait to read the followup in the series Exit 9, to see what will happen to Ash and the world as we know it.

    there are some characters that i hope have their stories revealed such as Chloe, matt and Rachel.

    A must read for any suspense, action, or scifi readers!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    a must read!

    I loved this book. Full of twists and turns. Loved the changes with the chapters. Can't wait to read the follow up book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Must read!

    Could not put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Terrible

    What a terrible book. A crappy rip off of the stand but with no character development and no depth to the story whatsoever. I want my money back just on principal for publishing such a worthless story. This book makes me sick

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Zach

    Btlaeihg!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    ZOM<->BIE RP MAP

    Res. 1: map res. 2: iron building res. 3: outside res. 4: infected city

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    B.

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Anon

    Excellent read. It sets the stage for a truly believable end of the world series. It's so convincing I think it could actually happen in our lifetime. The science behind the story is true...and according to the CDC it's not a matter of if a pandemic will happen...but when! Jp

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