A British family on holiday in Canada accidentally cross the boarder into the US. Picked up by a local cop for illegal entry they end up in a small town police station. Days later the adults are dead.
At first it seems they have picked up a deadly virus. But soon it becomes apparent that there’s more to it than that.
Internal politics in the US Immigration and Customs sees Director Derek Biggs need to find an outside source to help him get to the source of the contamination
Enter ex US Army, and ex Boston Police Officer, Jacob Parker, a loner living a life of solitude in rural Massachusetts.
Parker puts together a small team, Beau Shaw a serving Boston Detective, and a virus expert Eliza Mendoza.
As more people become affected by the virus the team become more suspicious as the breakouts are connected to remote immigration centres across America
Is this a naturally occurring disease, or is it some kind of terrorist attack.
The race is on, not everybody is in this to help, not everybody is playing the team game, but who is the odd one out.
A great modern day story that really does not need any big leaps of faith from the reader.
The relationship between the team and the government, the internal relationships in the team, are all part of the suspense.
Will the team find the source of the infections, and is there somebody who is trying to bring chaos to America, or is it a more personal target.
Or, is it just another virulent disease that could bring the country to its knees. Sound Familiar?
A good suspenseful read that had me enthralled for a whole weekend, and then had my mind racing for weeks.
Pages: 315. Publisher: Bookouture, Available now.