When a bomb goes off at Yellowstone National Park, the reclusive park ranger Harvey "Ben" Bennett is startled to realize that the blast wasn't the only threat: the bomb released some sort of virus into the air, and it's beginning to infect and kill more and more people.
It's a race against time as Ben teams up with a woman from the CDC to figure who's behind the attacks, and how to stop the next one.
What did I think of it:
First off this this the first time I've ever read anything by Nick Thacker and I have to say that I'm so glade that I picked it up , its a hole lot better then I thought it would be, I have to say that there is something about his writing style or at lest in this book that reminds me of two authors who I love to read one is Michael Crichton and other is one of my 2 all time favorite authors James Rollins, in which case they both have a way of making you think while your reading their books as well as having a way of pulling you into the story and holding your attention and not letting go until the last page, this book well having you setting on the edge of your set or bed, while there is a slight romance going on between the 2 main characters , it doesn't take anything away form the story, and like I said before it has away of making you think, about how everyday there are discovers and how those discovers are used either to help or to hinder us, and how no matter what we think we know about virus there is always someone who is thinking of ways of using it and not for the good of mankind. This book brings to mind that even though its just a story , that what happenings in it could actual happing in real life, it a must read.
He was his era’s most wanted man, leaving behind him a string of mutilated victims that terrified the world. Yet despite a wealth of tantalizing evidence—eyewitnesses who saw him with his victims, his taunting letters to police, and forensic evidence gathered from the dead—he has never been conclusively unmasked.
Alexander Kennedy gives a compact, readable overview of the Ripper saga, examining the killings from every side. Here we experience the desperate race of police to stop the Ripper before he strikes again, and the role of newspapers in shaping the Ripper legend. We look at each of the so-called “canonical” murders, and also the possibility that the Ripper might have killed more women than generally realized. And then we chase down the many answers to the most burning question of all: Whodunit? Both novices and hardcore “Ripperologists” will appreciate Alexander Kennedy’s fresh, insightful take on history’s most iconic killer.
"One day men will look back and say I gave birth to the twentieth century" - Jack the Ripper
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The Ripper’s taunting correspondence with police—and the possibility that it was a hoax. The role of Queen Victoria in the Ripper investigation. How the Ripper murders led to the birth of “profiling.” The tragic histories of the Ripper’s victims. The evidence for and against each of the prime suspects in the murders. Famous men accused of the Ripper murders, including Lewis Carroll, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Prince Albert Victor. Modern day investigations into the killings by mystery author Patricia Cornwell and others.
What did I think of it:
While I did know a little bit already about the Jack the Ripper case going into this book , there was some stuff I didn't know and was 100% new to me, with that said here is some of the new stuff that I learned:
1: one of the famous men accused to be Jack The Ripper was Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland
2: Criminal profiling - only came about in the course of the search of Jack the Ripper by a Dr. Thomas Bond a police surgeon,
3: a hundred years later another profiler John E. Douglas examined the case though the lenses of the now commonly applied aspects as victimology , medical reports , and crime scene analysis before arriving at a detailed profile in his 1988 report and that it was not all that different from Dr. Bond's in some regards,
with that said to found out more you have to go and pick up the book yourself to read.
Ben Clow’s plans are set. Drop off kids, pick up girlfriend, head to the marina, and hop on best friend's cruiser for a weekend of fun at sea. But Ben’s happy plans are about to be changed by a tentacled horror that lurks beneath the waves.
International crime lords! Deep cover black ops agents! A ravenous, bloodsucking monster! A storm of evil and danger conspire to turn Ben Clow's vacation from a fun ocean getaway into a nightmare of a Blood Cruise!
What did I think:
OMG so glad that I picked it up, its everything that you would want in a scary, gruesome, read for October, after reading this I'm never going to get in the water or on a boat, it's definitely worth a five star rating, will definitely be checking more of this author's work out, so if you love scary,gruesome , and bloody details, then you need to check this out