Due Preparations for the Plague

Due Preparations for the Plague

by Janette Turner Hospital, Sean Mangan (Read by)
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Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital, Sean Mangan

Lowell tries not to think about the past and the hijacking that killed his mother. Samantha, on the other hand, cannot let go. As a child she survived the hijacking of Air France Flight 64, and as an adult she obsessively digs for answers, seeking a man called Salamander whom she believes holds key information. It is the death of Lowell's father, and his legacy of a blue sports bag crammed with documents and videotapes, that finally brings Lowell and Samantha together and unravels the interconnections between victims and perpetrators, saved and damned. But in this murky world of endless aliases and surveillance, who can be trusted? When does the quest for truth become a dangerous obsession? And what difference can the truth make?

Janette Turner Hospital has crafted a taut and confronting novel that propels us into the chaos of terror and the cruelty - and unexpected hope - of survival.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781743109816
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Publication date: 03/19/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Book IOld Mole3
Book IIFog47
Book IIICode Name: Black Death101
Book IVVanishing Points169
Book VJournal of S: Encrypted221
Book VIIn the Marsh275
Book VIIThe Decameron Tape303
Book VIIIAftermath365

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Due Preparations for the Plague [With Earbuds] 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would like to say that I read the whole book--which would probably provide a better review, but unfortunately I never finished the book. I found it boring and predictable. The characters did not hold my attention. Other writers of this genre do a much better job.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Due Preparations For The Plague is as genuine piece of art-craft. Janet Turner Hospital is a master of tension and release, integrity to character, and superb prose.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In September 1987, Islamic Fundamentalists hijack Air France Flight 64 demanding the release of ten comrades imprisoned by various countries in return for the lives of the passengers. The terrorists allow the children to disembark in Frankfurt before flying to Iraq where the plane with the passengers inside is blown up. Every year on the anniversary of the hijacking, those now grown up freed children remember and mourn.

Lowell Hawthorne lost his mother on that ill-fated flight, but ignores the entreaties of one of the survivors to talk. Samantha, who was six when she lost both parents on Flight 64, believes that the government covered up what really happened. She keeps in touch with other survivors but soon realizes that someone is eliminating them in what looks like a series of accidents. When Lowell¿s father dies, he obtains journals and videotapes that enable he and Samantha to learn the horrific truth about the United States role during Flight 64. They are determined to see that the truth becomes public no matter the danger they may face.

Ironically while the heroes struggle to learn the truth, through the use of flashbacks, readers see what happened during the hijacking of Air France Flight 64 and in doing so learn the personal meaning of the term collateral damage. DUE PREPARATIONS FOR THE PLAGUE shows the effects of a severe trauma on those left behind mourning their unexpected loss. By turns a character study and espionage thriller in which Janette Turner Hospital takes her audience on a roller coaster ride that chills the audience with spasms of uncontrolled emotions.

Harriet Klausner