Whiteout

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Pan Macmillan UK, Nov 1, 2004 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Jealousies, distrust, and hidden rivalries uncover dark secrets, then a dozen vials of a deadly virus go missing.

As a blizzard whips out of the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. Several others are interested in his success too: his children, at home for Christmas with their offspring, have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs are on their way to steal it, with a client already waiting. As the storm worsens and the group is laid under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are revealed that threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever.

Filled with startling twists, Whiteout is the ultimate knife-edge drama from an international bestselling author who is in a class by himself.

'Few writers can come up with the thrills more effectively than Ken Follett' - Guardian

'A new breed of thriller... Follett drags readers to the very edge of their seats and holds them captive until the very last villain is satisfactorily dispatched' - Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - Proustitutes - LibraryThing

I used to think it was weird that Follett wrote mostly mid-sized page-turner crime/mystery/adventure type novels, and then he wrote PILLARS OF THE EARTH and the like. I couldn't understand how the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AReCafe - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. The plot moved smoothly and quickly. While the plot itself is nothing new, it still had plenty of drama, romance, humor and sex. The location is different and adds something new ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Ken Follett was only twenty-seven when he wrote the award-winning Eye Of The Needle, which became an international bestseller. He has since written several equally successful novels including, most recently, Hornet Flight. He is also the author non-fiction bestseller On Wings Of Eagles. He lives with his family in London and Hertfordshire.

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