A Perilous Journey Home!
From the National Best Selling Author
The Janus Effect (previously published as the Deadliest Strain)
Winner of Connecticut Press Club Award for Best Fiction!
Fahimah Banaz has been wrongly held in a CIA "black site" for over five years. Now, as cases of unexplained deaths-marked by rapid decomposition-are cropping up across the U.S., Homeland Security is willing to bend any rule to find the source of the deadly infection, even if it means resurrecting a "dead" Iraqi biochemist. Fahimah's sister risked her life trying to destroy the super-microbe that causes the flesh-eating disease. Fahimah tried, too, but landed in prison.
Austyn Newman was sent to gain the cooperation of the scientist. Arriving in Afghanistan, he recognizes that the CIA has been holding the wrong sister all these years. They need her, but how will he gain her trust?
With time running out, Austyn must help Fahimah find her way through war-ravaged Iraq and Kurdistan...for the answer lies at the end of her journey home.
See the back pages of the novel for Reading Group Discussion questions!
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About the Author
(a.k.a. Nikoo & Jim McGoldrick)
Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are storytellers with a checkered past.
From the submarine shipyards of Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and the clubs of Rodeo Drive, to the forges of Pennsylvania and the electronics manufacturers of Massachusetts, these two have spent their lives gathering material for their novels. Nikoo, a manufacturing engineer, and Jim, who has a Ph.D. in sixteenth-century British literature, wrote their first full-length novel in 1994. Since then, Jim and Nikoo have written over thirty novels and two works of nonfiction.
They write under the pseudonyms of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey.
These prolific and popular authors have been the recipients of numerous awards for their work. They now reside in Watertown, Connecticut.
Please visit their website at www.JanCoffey.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An entertaining thriller. In what appears to be a terrorist attack, outbreaks of a deadly, flesh-eating disease, strikes America. The only hope to stop it rests with the Iraqi biochemist believed responsible for creating the strain in the first place. But how can American officials get someone they've held prisoner for years in a CIA black site to cooperate? As the President of the United States has to deal with more deaths and mounting panic, on the other side of the world an American scientist and an Iraqi scientist have to try and work together to solve the crises despite their culture differences and lack of trust. I don't like spoilers so I won't give anything away but I can recommend this book without reservation. This is a very well-written story, with enough twists and turns to keep you reading into the night.