Robin Fox, peace-loving professor of world religions, wants only to leave his dark past as a military interrogator behind him. But when an unknown suspect tries to disperse a deadly virus in downtown Washington, Fox is unwillingly drawn back into the shadowy world of intelligence.
The FBI and CIA automatically suspect Islamic terrorists, but Fox digs deeper to discover the far more frightening truth: a global conspiracy to eradicate all religion from the face of the earth.
From Washington to Jerusalem, from Rome to London, Fox must use all his wits in a perilous race to stop a psychopathic mastermind from unleashing worldwide devastation.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Award
Clive Cussler Grandmaster Award
Killer Nashville Claymore Award
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award
“Charles Kowalski takes a frightening idea to its logical (and terrifying) conclusion. The kind of pulse-pounding adrenaline-pumping adventure tale that I associate with the best of Clive Cussler, Frederick Forsyth, and Ken Follett. If this book doesn’t have you flipping pages long into the night, see your doctor. You may already be dead.”
—Jeff Edwards, bestselling author of SEA OF SHADOWS and STEEL WIND RISING
"A fast-paced thriller that will keep you breathless and wanting more. Robin Fox is one of the best heroes to come along in quite a while."
—Leo Maloney, author of TERMINATION ORDERS and ARCH ENEMY
"A fiendishly clever stew of mind games, bioterror, and a new breed of extremist malice. Mind Virus is one heck of a ride." - Barry Lancet, award-winning author of THE SPY ACROSS THE TABLE
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings With the world that we live in now and religious zealots doing all sorts of things, this book fits in right here and right now. Robin Fox is the head of an institute that strives each day to move the world to a more peaceful state, no matter what religion you adhere to or even if you don't, Fox wants peace for everyone. With an attack in the states trying to discredit religion, Fox is brought in to try to get to the bottom of it.
The next Dan Brown? To some, the idea of being related to Dan Brown would be a compliment, while others would be insulted. Either way, my initial impression of the story and writing style reminded me of the famous author, and it stuck throughout the story. Mixing well-known political and economic tensions with fictional suspense and danger often makes for thrilling stories, and deserve a genre of their own. The writing was quick and clear, painting endless pictures of each new scene with marvelous clarity. Diving into this alternate reality was easy, and with the state of our current world, I found myself wondering how realistic this story could truly be. While I had minor complaints here and there, the overall story was entertaining. For a debut novel, it could easily make a big name for itself in fictional thrillers. My reasons for removing a rose can't be explained without spoilers. Those reasons, however, are all personal, and not ones I think would specifically sway other readers, and aren't gravely important. It was a good story, and a thrilling mix of situations and twists. I would recommend this book to others. *I received a complimentary eCopy of this novel, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review. ~Rose @Desert Rose Reviews
A young man attends a religious gathering in Washington DC and sets off a device. Then we meet Professor Robin Fox, a man specializing in world religions. He has his own past that he has tried to step away from but finds himself draw back in with several terrorist attacks. But these are not normal terrorist attacks; someone is planning on removing religion from the world. It is up to Robin to stop the group by following clues across the world. But when his friend Emily Paxton is abducted the fight becomes personal. This is one heck of a thrill ride with a break neck pace. Robin Fox has spent his time in the Army and is against it. But he finds himself back in it trying to stop the attacks. He has to face tough challenges but seems to find the answers quickly and arrives in time just to be lead to another location. It is a race against time and Robin is the only one for the job. If you like thrillers look no further. This book will suck you in and leave you breathless. This is an amazing debut and I cannot wait for the next book from Charles Kowalski. I received Mind Virus from Sami at Roger Charlie for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.