A HEARTBEAT AWAY.

Palmer, Michael.

ISBN 10: 031258752X / ISBN 13: 9780312587529
Published by New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj, 2011
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A medical and a political thriller - terrorists have unleased a highly contagious virus into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Laid in is a special promotional book mark for this title also SIGNED by Palmer. Bookseller Inventory # 58772

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Title: A HEARTBEAT AWAY.

Publisher: New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011) dj

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The New York Times bestselling author and master of suspense delivers another novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine in this shocker of a thriller

On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building. A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis” has unleashed WRX3883, a deadly, highly contagious virus, into the building. No one fully knows the deadly effect of the germ except for the team responsible for its development—a team headed by Allaire, himself. The only one who might be able to help is virologist Griffin Rhodes, currently in solitary confinement in a maximum security federal prison for alleged terrorist acts, including the attempted theft of WRX3883 from the lab where he worked. Rhodes has no idea why he has been arrested, but when Allaire offers to free him in exchange for his help combating the virus, he reluctantly agrees to do what he can to support the government that has imprisoned him without apparent cause.

Meanwhile, every single person in line for presidential succession is trapped inside the Capitol—every person except one: the Director of Homeland Security, who is safely at home in Minnesota, having been selected as the “Designated Survivor” for this event. With enemies both named and unnamed closing in, and the security of the nation at stake, Griff must unravel the mysteries of WRX3883 without violating his pledge as a scientist to use no animal testing in his experiments...and time is running out.

Tense, thrilling, and entirely plausible, A Heartbeat Away will make you reflect, wonder, and be truly afraid.

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New York Times bestselling author Michael Palmer delivers
a novel at the crossroads of politics and medicine in this 
shocker of a thriller.

On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one foresees the horrific turn of events that leads him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building.

“Exhilarating…breathtaking…stunning in its realism and truly terrifying.”—Suspense Magazine

A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis” has unleashed a highly contagious virus into the building, and the only one who fully knows its deadly consequences is the president himself. Desperate, he turns to virologist Griffin Rhodes, whose alleged theft of the microbe landed him in a maximum-security federal prison. Griff knows he’s innocent but is forced to barter with the government: his attempt at a cure in exchange for his release.

“If medical thrills are what you’re after, Palmer delivers.”
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Meanwhile, there’s not a second to lose while everyone in line for presidential succession is trapped inside the building—except for the Director of Homeland Security, the so-called Designated Survivor for this event. Now, with enemies both named and unnamed closing in, and the security of the entire nation at stake, Griff must unravel the mysteries of this virus as one by one those imprisoned in the Capitol begin to die…

 

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