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Book Review   by:kiranshirali     Original Author: Ken Follet
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The author does not believe in the saying that there is a silent calm before the storm comes. The plot starts with a plunge into chaos. Two doses of an experimental drug were missing at Oxenford laboratories in Scotland, which did research on deadly viruses. The experimental drug was an anti-viral which meant only two possibilities. It was either stolen for a rival or for personal use. The latter meant a frightening possibility that somebody was contaminated by a deadly virus probably stolen from the labs itself. This was the nightmare that Toni Gallo , head of security at Oxenford laboratories faced.

The pot proceeds onwards to finding out that one of the personnel of the labs had indeed become infected by the deadly Madoba-2 virus which had no cure. The plot goes on with bad publicity and a public outcry against Oxenford laboratories and its owner Stanley Oxenford . To make matters worse, the closure of the labs would drive Stanley to bankruptcy given the fact that he had invested all that he had into the laboratories.

On a parallel plane Kit Oxenford , son of Stanley Oxenford , is plotting to steal some drug samples from his father’s lab, so as to teach him a lesson for throwing him out of his company when Toni had found out that he was stealing from his father. The plot thickens into a fight against all odds for Toni , who has feelings for Stanley . She must rescue Oxenford Laboratories from playing a part in the worst terrorist attack ever in human history.

The story is a superb thriller with the right amounts of mystery, suspense, action and romance. The sequence of events related to each other in a way that would keep the reader glued to the book till the very end.
Published: December 21, 2007   
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