Joe Rush takes on a new terror, spawned in the Amazon rain forest, that threatens to bring the world to its knees in James Abel's latest bio-thriller, now in paperback.

While studying new forms of malaria at an Amazon gold rush, Joe Rush's best friend and partner, Eddie Nakamura, disappears. Learning that many of the sick miners have also vanished, Rush begins a search for Eddie that takes him into the heart of darkness--where while battling for his life, he discovers a secret that may change the world.

Thousands of miles away, sick people are starting to flood into U.S. hospitals. When the White House admits that it has received terrorist threats, cities across the Northeast begin to shut down. Rush and his team must journey from one of the most remote spots on Earth to one of the busiest, as the clock ticks toward a kind of annihilation not thought possible. They have even less time than they think to solve the mystery, for the danger--as bad as it is--is about to get even worse.
Praise for the novels of James Abel
 
Cold Silence
 
“James Abel mines the best of Douglas Preston and James Rollins in the riveting Cold Silence...Like Preston and Rollins, Abel excels at making technological mumbo jumbo accessible to those of us without degrees in science. Cold Silence entertains as it informs, a rare feat comparable to Michael Crichton at his best.”—Providence Journal
 
“James Abel’s flair for dialogue and plotting kept me reading...Good, apocalyptic fun.”—The News & Observer
 
Protocol Zero
 
“Clive Cussler fans will relish the pseudonymous Abel’s sequel to White Plague...Abel nicely blends action and science in the service of a plausible, but terrifying, plot, peopled with well-developed characters.”—Publishers Weekly
 
 
White Plague
 
“If you like Tom Clancy and Martin Cruz Smith, then you need to read James Abel.”
—Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Killer Look
 
“[A] hard-driving thriller of the modern Arctic. Fast, well-written entertainment wrapped around something to think about.”—John Sandford, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Escape Clause