Jake Parker’s world collapsed with the violent death of his wife during a police-led raid. In the awful aftermath, he hung up his detective’s badge for good. Now ex-military, ex-police, he has embraced a simple civilian life. But when a deadly new disease begins to threaten American lives, Jake is dragged out of his self-imposed retirement.
When a young family at a remote detention center die from a mysterious illness, Jake is contacted by a government official to launch a covert investigation. An unknown disease has entered the system, causing agonizing death and visible signs of blood pooling beneath the skin, and it seems to be spreading. If Jake can’t get on the ground quickly to eliminate the threat before it becomes an epidemic, countless more innocent lives could be at risk.
With the help of medical professor Eliza Mendoza, Jake heads to the border, but what they uncover there is evidence that this devastating disease is man-made, and part of a calculated plot aimed right at the heart of government. With powerful forces ranged against him, Jake must use all his ingenuity to bring down the ruthless organization behind the attack. Failure is not an option.
A pulse-pounding action thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Fans of David Baldacci, I Am Pilgrim and Jack Ryan will be gripped.
What readers are saying about Nick Thacker:
“Watch out Lee Childs and James Rollins!!!… a fast-paced page-turner… You will have a hard time putting it down.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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“I am a huge fan of James Rollins and I promise you, if you are a fan of his as well, Nick Thacker WILL have it in the bag… Fast paced, action packed, thought-provoking, in a (HOLY CRAP WHAT IF THAT HAPPENED!!!) kind of way, and a great, great read.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
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“A gripping bio-thriller that has Crichton written all over it… Thacker has done it again. Blending the pacing and science of Crichton with his own unique twists.” Brian’s Book Blog, 5 stars
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