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Sick: A Project Eden Thriller

Sick: A Project Eden Thriller

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by Brett Battles

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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


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.


"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


"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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CreateSpace Publishing
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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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Sick 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Kirbster66 More than 1 year ago
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!
lynniesd More than 1 year ago
Great book! Great characters. Just discovered this author and looking forward to reading all his books!
thenine More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
sleepless_in_SCZ More than 1 year ago
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!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!! I could hardly put it down once I started!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing to say the least. Very good story and plot. Kept me intrigued the entire time.
ilmsih More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed thriller for those of the deadly virus type! Loved it! Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!
nicola06 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Full of twists and turns. Loved the changes with the chapters. Can't wait to read the follow up book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book, similar style to stephen king, will read the sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book..... can't wait to read the sequel (exit 9)!
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Bill_in_LA 9 months ago
Michael Palmer meets Robin Cook & Vince Flynn. Good book that keeps you guessing. Sort of a medical mystery that is also sort of a spy thriller all wrapped together to make a good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reading
Drewano More than 1 year ago
This book was hard for me to rate. It’s well written with interesting characters which kept me entertained. It’s more of a suspense genre than a thriller because there as I don’t feel as if there is enough action to call it a thriller. The bad part is that the overall premise is great but this book is only deals with a very small portion of it and doesn’t resolve the overall plot which left me feeling a bit frustrated. If you don’t mind signing on for more than one book start this series because it’s got great potential! If you’re just looking for something to fill in then maybe wait until you have time to tackle the whole bunch.
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Kept my attention! Write so well!
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Res. 1: map res. 2: iron building res. 3: outside res. 4: infected city