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Headline, Mar 17, 2011 - Fiction - 223 pages
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The first bio-tech thriller from acclaimed Cornell professor, Paul McEuen, the new Michael Crichton.Pacific Ocean 1946: Liam Connor of the British Army, a global expert on germ warfare, is sent to help the US Navy foil an attempt by a Japanese submarine to unleash the world's first biological super-weapon. Code-name: Uzumaki. Translation: Spiral. The devastating decision is made to annihilate Spiral by releasing the world's fourth atomic bomb, obliterating the weapon before it can release its catastrophic payload.New York, present day: Connor, now a world-renowned Nobel prize-winner working on the cutting edge of nano-science technology, prayed that the spectre of Spiral would never return. But now it is back and the stakes are exponentially higher. Spiral would be virtually unstoppable with current technological advances and only Connor holds the key to its cure. Those who seek Spiral will stop at nothing to obtain Connor's knowledge, even if it means his death and that of everyone he holds dear. As the race begins for Spiral, will the world survive the Doomsday scenario about to unfold?

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The initial premise is fascinating. - Goodreads
Writing thrillers is not what he is good at. - Goodreads
I did find some of those plot points interesting. - Goodreads
But then, somehow, inexplicably, the plot fizzles. - Goodreads
The author should stick to academic writing. - Goodreads
Two stars (just for the initial premise). - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mary Storm - Goodreads

Ridiculous. Implausible plot, weak characters, there was an especially aggravating child character. After reading this I never want to visit Ithaca (not that it was on my bucket list). The author should stick to academic writing. Read full review

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User Review  - Jordyn Redwood - Goodreads

I wish I could say exactly how I discovered Spiral by Paul McEuen. I want to say it was a Goodreads review and I'm always looking for new medical thriller authors-- particularly ones that can back it ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Paul McEuen is currently the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics at Cornell University and an award-winning expert on nanotechnology, looking at the applications of nano-electronics in chemistry and biology. He is a technical adviser to the CIA, Intel and Harvard amongst other institutions. This is Paul`s first novel.

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