Jake Parker #1
When there’s nothing left to lose, there’s no limit to what you’ll risk.
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.
What a great start to a new series!
I stayed up till 1.30 to finish it and that means something, doesn’t it?
What did I like so much about it? Well, let me rephrase that. What’s not to like about it? 🙂
It’s fast paced with an interesting theme. To be honest it could really happen and that’s also what’s very frightening about it. Bad people are obviously very inventive when they want to reach their goal.
Although I had an inkling about who was behind all this scheming that did not to stop me from being fascinated and captivated by the story. It was the ‘why’ that I still was anxious about to find out.
I don’t know what case Jake Parker will have to solve next time, but I certainly am looking forward to meet him (and maybe Eliza too) again. 5 stars.
Thank you, Nick Thacker and Bookouture
About the author
Nick Thacker is the USA Today Bestselling Author of action-adventure thrillers and mysteries, including the Harvey Bennett Thrillers series. Often mentioned as a cross between Clive Cussler and James Rollins, his stories are written in a fast-paced, punchy style.
He lives on a volcano in Hawaii with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.