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Title:
Outbreak
ISBN:
9780764217920

9780764230011
Physical Description:
295 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur--and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug. An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He's had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn't disappeared--it has just moved on. When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can't convince the world of what's about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?--
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The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur--and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.

An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He's had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn't disappeared--it has just moved on.

When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can't convince the world of what's about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?


Author Notes

Davis Bunn is pseudonym used by T. Davis Bunn. Bunn was born in 1952 in North Carolina. He had a finance career that took him around the globe until his first novel, The Presence, was released in 1990. The book became a national bestseller. He has written under the names of Davis Bunn as well as Thomas Locke and Cameron Wolfe.

Bunn is a much sought-after speaker for the art of writing and he serves as a Writer in Residence at Regent's Park College, Oxford University.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

After a romance novel, Moondust Lake (2019), Bunn returns to thrillers with this fast-paced read that balances action and cozy undertones. An international biomedical disaster is brewing off the coast of West Africa, with hundreds already dead from an unknown cause. But someone is trying to keep the threat under wraps, and it will take a team of unlikely heroes to unravel both political and medical mysteries. Theo Bishop hasn't spoken to his egomaniac brother, Kenny, in years when, out of the blue, Kenny saves Theo's business and asks for a bizarre favor go to Africa, no questions asked. Eager for adventure, Theo accepts, and finds himself on a mission that changes the course of his future. Theo and a diverse team of characters form unbreakable bonds in their struggles to find the source of the illness and avoid the dangers that seem to be lurking around every corner. Outbreak is an accessible read that will appeal to readers who enjoy mystery and suspense and also appreciate inspirational fiction.--Patricia Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist