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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Case Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423390886
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In the Book of Revelations, the Four Horsemen herald the arrival of the Apocalypse. When the First Horseman thunders forth, pestilence will spread throughout the land. For the First Horseman is Plague . . .

The Spanish Flu killed thirty million people worldwide in 1918. Now with history threatening to repeat itself, a scientific expedition speeds toward a remote island in the Arctic Sea to recover strains of the lethal virus preserved under layers of ice. For Washington Post reporter Frank Daly, it is the story of a lifetime. But his plan to join the expedition is ruined by a ferocious storm that delays him. And when he meets up with the ship upon its return to port in Norway, it is clear something has gone wrong.

Fear haunts the faces of the crew. No one will talk. And someone wants Daly to stop asking questions.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Deardorff | 2/1/2014

    " this is a fast-paced thriller that will unnerve you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Etienette | 1/25/2014

    " a good bit of hard science when it coms to the rna replicating viruses, good suspense... very enjoyable read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaimemcdermott | 12/28/2013

    " Started out really slow - seemed to kill me just to get through the first 100 pages or so. It had a good premise but they summed it up at the end pretty quickly and didn't really address the first part of the book. It was ok but not one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/11/2013

    " Stopped reading this becasue i realized I'd already read it sometime in the past--a good thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenay | 11/15/2013

    " Love this book couldn't get enough. Some of his other books are so so but this is awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepali | 11/13/2013

    " I've suggested this to many people, and every one of them has really liked it. It's a good story, almost scary in it realism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 10/31/2013

    " Could anything like this really happen? There are some swine flu conspiracy theories out there. But seriously, this book picks on some the right people in my opinion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamlynn | 9/7/2013

    " I thought that this book was not very good, too much profanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/25/2013

    " Interesting, well written story about a reporter who uncovers a plot to release a manufactured plague of Spanish Flu on the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trevor | 3/28/2013

    " Fast-paced, enjoyable plague/disease/bioterror book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 2/25/2013

    " Excellent version of a plot that has been done before. It just comes at you from a different angle and is more realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 11/11/2012

    " Great read - really enjoyed it. Fast paced and thrilling "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne-françoise | 9/5/2012

    " Mon avis sur "Miss Alfie, croqueuse de livres" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 8/7/2012

    " fascinating fact and clunky fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janiej78 | 7/29/2012

    " A scary thought that this "could" happen. Reading this book was slow for me, not exactly sure why but I wanted to finish it and I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mie and Gareth | 6/27/2012

    " Great stuff. Fluffy, but face paced and gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 6/2/2012

    " Very good, fast moving, scary, mysterious...all of the above! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Rogers | 12/8/2011

    " 3 star science thriller (top 50% of the genre). For my full review, see ScienceThrillers.com "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 11/25/2011

    " I read this book shortly after 9/11 and so it was a semi-emotional read. However, looking back I think the book was a little flat. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheldon Lehman | 11/8/2011

    " Not great, not bad. Think about it from the late 90s perspective and say "what if?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Thorner | 5/15/2011

    " i really enjoyed this book.not as much as the other john case book i read(the genesis code) but it was good non the less.the characters were well developed and the story flowed well once you got throught the first 50 pages or so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/4/2011

    " Very good, fast moving, scary, mysterious...all of the above! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandyboy | 12/10/2010

    " fascinating fact and clunky fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 8/31/2009

    " A truly timely read with the spread of the Swine Flu.
    A startling example of what could come from viral biological terrorism.
    Once opened, I could not close the book, and could not believe what
    I was reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wouter | 7/17/2009

    " John Case writes always according the same paradigm. He is very good in describing something imaginable as very realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 6/24/2009

    " Could anything like this really happen? There are some swine flu conspiracy theories out there. But seriously, this book picks on some the right people in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 4/16/2009

    " Scary stuff! It sounds like what's going on now with the swine flu! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamlynn | 10/18/2008

    " I thought that this book was not very good, too much profanity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Myrivername | 7/16/2008

    " Just a quick read while I was a camp counselor for AmeriCorps, from the limited selection available at the camp. It's actually a pretty cool mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/8/2008

    " Another stunning example of how to write fiction of the highest class!!! "

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About the Author
Author John Case

John Case is a pseudonym for the writing duo Jim and Carolyn Hougan. Case is the bestselling author of The Genesis Code, The First Horseman, and The Syndrome

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.