Midnight Plague

Midnight Plague

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Penguin Putnam
A heart-pounding tale-part historical suspense, part medical thriller-set in the final months of World War II.

In 2004, Gregg Keizer put an unforgettable new spin on the World War II suspense novel with his debut, The Longest Night. Now, with Midnight Plague, Keizer sets the bar even higher with a fresh and thrilling blend of war and medical suspense.

As the secret countdown to the Normandy invasion gets under way, a fishing boat runs aground on British shores with a hold full of passengers all dead from a mysterious illness. American doctor Frank Brink, who has been working with the British to develop antibiotics in anticipation of a possible Axis biological attack, is summoned to investigate. Interviewing the one surviving member of the crew, a young Frenchwoman who was working with the Resistance, Brink quickly realizes that someone is testing a biological weapon within the French lines. He suspects that it is the pneumonic plague-a horrifying disease with a one-hundred-percent mortality rate.

With the help of Alix, the Frenchwoman, Brink must travel through occupied France to uncover the German laboratory where the disease is being tested. As the days tick down to the planned assault on Normandy, it is critical that he find and stop his German counterpart before he unleashes a biological terror.

Baker & Taylor
Investigating the deaths of a fishing boat's passengers from a mysterious illness, World War II doctor Frank Brink, who has been working with the British to prepare for a possible Axis biological attack, realizes that an experimental biological weapon was responsible for the deaths, a discovery that prompts him to infiltrate a German laboratory in occupied France. By the author of The Longest Night. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Gregg Keizer's Midnight Plague is a fresh and thrilling blend of war and medical suspense. As the secret countdown to D-Day begins, a fishing boat runs aground on British shores with a hold full of passengers dead from a mysterious illness. American doctor Frank Brink, who has been working with the British to develop antibiotics in anticipation of a possible Axis biological attack, is summoned to investigate. Interviewing the only surviving member of the crew - Alix, a young Frenchwoman and member of the Resistance - Brink quickly realizes that someone is testing a dreaded biological weapon within French lines. He suspects that it is the pneumonic plague - a horrifying disease with a one-hundred-percent mortality rate.
With the help of Alix, Brink must infiltrate occupied France to uncover the laboratory where the disease is being tested. As the days tick down to the planned assault on Normandy, it is critical that he find and stop his German counterpart before he unleshes the biological terror upon the invasion force. His mission is to prevent the biological attack if possible, and to steal antidote if necessary.

Baker
& Taylor

Investigating the mysterious deaths of a fishing boat's passengers, World War II doctor Frank Brink realizes that a biological weapon was responsible, a discovery that prompts him to infiltrate a German laboratory in occupied France.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005
ISBN: 9780399153198
0399153195
Branch Call Number: Fiction Keizer
Characteristics: 345 p. ; 24 cm

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