Viral (Google eBook)

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Soho Press, Apr 10, 2012 - Fiction - 353 pages
27 Reviews
"Viral is a world-class thriller." -Vince Flynn

Two brothers race to stop a political mastermind's massive bioterrorist plot in this terrifying espionage thriller.

In remote pockets of the Third World, a deadly virus is quietly sweeping through impoverished farming villages and shanty towns with frightening speed and potency. Meanwhile, in Washington, a three-word message left in a safe-deposit box may be the key to stopping the crisis—if, that is, Charles Mallory, a private intelligence contractor and former CIA operative, can decipher the puzzle before time runs out.
 
What Mallory begins to discover are the traces of a secret war, with a bold objective—to create a new, technologically advanced society. With the help of his brother Jon, an investigative reporter, can he break the story to the world before it is too late—before a planned “humane depopulation” takes place?
 
As the stakes and strategies of this secret war become more evident, the Mallory brothers find themselves in a complex game of wits with an enemy they can’t see: a new sort of superpower led by a brilliant, elusive tactician who believes that ends justify means.




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A book with a disturbing premise that kept me guessing. - Goodreads
The premise was exciting. - Goodreads
The plot, meanwhile, stood still. - Goodreads
The pace of the book is also glacial at times. - Goodreads

Review: Viral (Mallory Brothers #1)

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

This book showed so much promise but didn't deliver. I had a hard time keeping all the characters straight and I found the plot quite boring at times Read full review

Review: Viral (Mallory Brothers #1)

User Review  - Vicki Elia - Goodreads

Good story, but it got sideways a number of times, dwelling on details of cryptography. Other times the author did not making a strong enough connection between characters & their actions. Technical ... Read full review

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THIRTEENWashington Dulles International Airport Dulles Virginia
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About the author (2012)

James Lilliefors is an award-winning journalist and former newspaper editor who has written for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Baltimore Sun, The Miami Herald and elsewhere. He was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and studied at the University of Iowa and the University of Virginia, where he was a Henry Hoyns Fiction Writing Fellow. He currently lives in Florida and is at work on the follow-up to Viral.

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