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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (278 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Harvey Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Michael Kelly Series Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9780307939623
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Chicago cop turned private investigator Michael Kelly is racing to save his city from a deadly new foe: a biological weapon unleashed underground.

When a lightbulb falls in a subway tunnel, it releases a pathogen that could kill millions. While the mayor postures, people begin to die, especially on the city’s grim West Side. Hospitals become morgues. L trains are converted into rolling hearses. Finally, the government acts, sealing off entire sections of the city—but are they keeping people out or in? Meanwhile, Michael Kelly’s hunt for the people who poisoned his city takes him into the tangled underworld of Chicago’s West Side gangs and the even more frightening world of black biology—an elite discipline emerging from the nation’s premier labs, where scientists play God and will stop at nothing to preserve their secrecy.

It’s a brave new world . . . and the most audacious page-turner yet from an emerging modern master.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 2/16/2014

    " Should have been more thrilling than it was. Maybe I'm getting inured to this kind of catastrophic fiction. Didn't like the movie Contagion much, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 2/6/2014

    " 3 1/2 stars. I'm not sure if I found parts of this confusing because of how it was written or because I haven't read the other books in this series. I suspect it was a bit of both. This book was a decent thriller, and I was a little surprised by the ending. I could see this being made into a movie very easily. And if they did, I'd watch it. I'd like to give at least the first book of this series a try. The main character seems interesting, especially if I'd known the back-story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy Bearse | 1/29/2014

    " A real departure from earlier books in the series. Borders on the sci-fi. Characters not well developed. Kudos, though, for a very twisty, if improbable plot. Where does Harvey go from here? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sierra Campbell | 1/14/2014

    " Couldn't really decide of I liked this book or not. It started off with a great premise, a bioterror weapon unleashed in the bowels of the CTA subway. But, it seemed to get lost in the plot or may that was just me. I still enjoyed it though and look forward to Harvey's next book coming out in the spring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/29/2013

    " Bio-terrorism in Chicago sneaks up on the city causing chaos among citizens and a clamp-down by numerous government agencies that anything dangerous has happened. Michael Kelly, Harvey's series hero, once again struts his stuff moving between the mayor, government officials, law enforcement types, and gang-bangers to find the bad guys. The book is an eye opener for how easy it is to paralyze a city, cover up the extent of the terror, and to keep information out of the public eye. The action filled plot will keep you reading well into the wee hours. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 12/24/2013

    " Lame. I am reminded as to why I don't like most mysteries/thrillers. I thought this one would be good because of the Chicago setting but no. Loose the local brand-name dropping and neighborhood names and this could be Anycity, USA. I remember thinking to myself, okay now it's finally getting to the meat of the story when I realized there was only 1 disc left of the audiobook. Lots of build up to nothing but a fizzle. Also really didn't help that the narrator spoke oddly, like Captain Kirk with stunted sentences and misplaced dramatic pauses but also something else, maybe a poor Clint Eastwood impression? I don't know. The whole book felt like it was just trying too hard. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 12/7/2013

    " Haven't read Harvey before and, based on this book, probably won't read him again. Even the Chicago setting couldn't help this lame techno-thriller. Too many one-dimensional characters and too thin a plot. I'm not sure this wasn't a movie treatment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Boardman | 12/1/2013

    " This is the fourth book in a series set in Chicago. It is a good pulp fiction, fun read. A change of pace from heavier stuff is good, and Michael Harvey serves up this change of pace well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 11/30/2013

    " Not up to the level of his first 2 books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cp Bliss | 10/16/2013

    " I could not get far in this book. This was not very well-written, and the characters quickly got annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Fritz | 10/12/2013

    " These are quick easy murder/mystery reads all set in Chicago. Good train reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane S. | 8/26/2013

    " While I have loved his novels in the past, this one not so much. Maybe because I don't really enjoy reading about bio terrorism but I did enjoy reading about the places I know in Chicago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Hicks | 6/11/2013

    " Michael Harvey is an excellent author and each book he writes is better than the last. Wasn't a big fan of the plot (biowar) but the characters and the way he writes makes up for it. Loved it and can't wait until he writes again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddie | 6/8/2013

    " Another bio-weapon outbreak novel. This time in Chicago. This appears to be the fourth book featuring ex-cop and PI Michael Kelly. Plot moves along and a gang-war is added for extra suspense. Both plots come together at the end. Lots of killing in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 6/7/2013

    " Good; Continuing character: Michael Kelly; from usual gritty Chicago-based mysteries, the author moves to an implausible biological attack on the city and the PI somehow becomes central to all the events and critical characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scottlmoritz | 12/2/2012

    " Good book with lots of Chicago specific places, etc. Bit scary too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Agnelly | 8/8/2012

    " Another fine entry into the Michael Kelly series and one which tied up some story lines from the previous book. Although I didn't fine this one quite as compelling as the first three it was a very solid read and Michael Kelly continues to be an interesting and complex character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 6/22/2012

    " I thought his book was awesome. The "Michael Kelly" series is one of the best out there and just keeps getting better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bo White | 12/27/2011

    " good mix of Chicago and a federal disaster. At first I was skeptical about the scope of something like biological weapons, but the characters and landscape were undeniably Chicago and that remains a strength of this series. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Wilson | 10/12/2011

    " The fourth installment of the harvey novels. We need more. "

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About the Author
Author Michael HarveyMichael Harvey is the author of The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, and The Third Rail and is also a journalist and documentary producer. His work has won multiple Emmy Awards, and has received two Primetime Emmy nominations and an Academy Award nomination, among numerous other awards. He holds a law degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in classical languages from Holy Cross College. He lives, of course, in Chicago.
About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.