Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pandora's Succession by Russell Brooks

Where would you hide if you learned the CDC and a major pharmaceutical company unleashed a hyperdeadly microbe on the human race?

CIA operative, Ridley Fox, never stopped hunting his fiancĂ©e’s killers — a weapons consortium called The Arms of Ares. When an informant leads him to an old bunker outside of Groznyy, Chechnya, Fox is captured and left for dead. When the informant rescues him, Fox learns that his capture was no coincidence: someone had set him up—possibly another government agent. Fox barely escapes after learning that Ares has acquired a hyperdeadly microbe—called Pandora—that is believed to have wiped out ancient civilizations. The trail leads Fox to Tokyo where he discovers that other forces —including agents within Japanese Intelligence—want Pandora for themselves. The only ally Fox turns to is a woman from his past who he nearly got killed.

I received this book from the author and have in no way been reimbursed for this review. Now with that said, this book had so many twists and turns that I think I came out of it with whiplash! Just when I thought I had the ending figured out, something would happen to totally change how I thought it would end!  Ridley Fox makes another appearance in this novel. His undercover CIA job leads him into another race towards finding his fiance's killers, The Arms of Ares. After being beaten and left for dead, he tracks his attackers and ends up in Tokyo chasing a highly coveted microbe called Pandora. Little known to him, he isn't the only one tracking Pandora. The CDC and Japanese Intelligence are also on the trail and in several instances prevent him from capturing and keeping Pandora in his possession. And that's only PART of the twists and turns in this novel! You will NEVER guess how it turns out! I could definitely see this book being turned into a movie, although I'm hoping that if it does, the producer doesn't "murder" the whole idea of the book. I'm not saying that I want it to be a movie, but if it happens I would definitely watch it! This book is definitely a must read!

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