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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,787 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Preston Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Guy Carson is a brilliant scientist at GeneDyne, one of the world's foremost biochemical companies. When he is transferred to Mount Dragon, GeneDyne's high-security genetic engineering lab, his good fortune seems too good to be true.

Carson soon finds that it is. He learns that GeneDyne geneticists are tinkering with a common virus with an eye on the enormous profit to be had from a cure for the flu. Their cure involves permanently altering DNA in humans, and Carson's job is to stabilize the virus. But Carson starts to wonder if this is justifiable, even for the most noble medical cause. Altering genes is a risky job, and the possibility of creating another killer virus is very real. What's more, Mount Dragon harbors another secret that puts the world at horrifying risk. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/17/2014

    " A gripping read; hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rose | 2/12/2014

    " This one is my least favorite Preston/Child, but had to read it to complete all their books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin Lundgren | 2/3/2014

    " I have read all of Preston/Childs works, but this one I don't recall. That could be my very faulty memory, or, since it was one of he earlier books they wrote, I simply never read it. So it was a new book for me. Frabjous day! The book starts out with the usual opening - a crazy man is placed in a psych ward, and while he seems sane now, he quickly reverts. Turns out he was a famous scientist, working at the secretive and remote Mount Dragon facility of GeneDyne, located inside the White Sands Missile Testing Grounds. Next up is our hero, Carson, who is hired by GeneDyne to be a scientist in their Boston facility, but is quickly recruited to work on a secret project that could benefit mankind at the New Mexico location. He arrives at the complex, and is given the tour. Hee will be working in a Level-5 zone, a highly controlled environment where they have to wear a type of haz mat suit at all times, since the most lethal pathogens in the world are worked on here. But the bulk of the work is on the new product - a gene therapy that could eradicate the flu by creating a change to the gene that creates an antibody, making it able to carry on to successive generations. But there are currently lethal side effects. Tested on monkeys, they always die shortly after symptons appear which can be up to 21 days. It is a horrible death. Carson was brought on to figure out what is wrong with the viral transport they are using. But slowly he begins to see that things are not quite what they seem, and after a co-worker is exposed and dies a horrific death in front of him, suddenly he and his assistant are locked in a battle for their lives, and that of the world. Exciting, scientific, and well-paced, my only complain is the lack of much in-depth characterization of Carson. But that is sort of the P/C signature -action and thrills, and even horror over characterization. A fun book. It only took me so long to read because I was going through a rough patch with my CFS, and kept falling asleep shortly after my reading hour began for several days (I read from 11:pm to about 2:30am or so). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rick | 1/29/2014

    " A real page turner that maintains its interest pretty much the whole way through. The book does require a little suspension of disbelief in places; in common with some of their other stories there are certain individuals who come across as superhuman in how far ahead intellectually they are from us mere mortals. There are several twisting plot lines, although I would say that the love interest does come over as a little forced, however all in all it is a very entertaining way to pass a few hours. "

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