The passengers and crew on an Airbus en route to Australia suddenly begin coughing up blood and hemorrhaging violently as the plane plunges to the ground. There are no survivors.
A luxury yacht in the South Indian Sea blows up, and a lone woman escapes the contagion that has inexplicably killed everyone else on the boat.
A helicopter whose occupants have been stricken by an unknown illness crashes into a bridge in South Africa, killing motorists and pedestrians.
The world is facing a devastating bio-terror event, and a game of brinksmanship gets underway as the major powers jockey for position: China sends a naval flotilla to seek the source of the plague and find a way to weaponize it; Russia maneuvers quietly on the sidelines to seize the deadly prize in its quest to regain an empire; while back in Washington D.C., Chase Williams and his top-secret Black Wasp special ops team must find out who is behind these deadly attacks before war is unleashed.
What is the secret linking an illegal diamond mining operation, a controversial cure for AIDS, an apartheid-era conspiracy to cover up attempted genocide, and a brilliant but utterly amoral entrepreneur with a score to settle? Black Wasp mounts an ingenious attack on two fronts, from the storm-tossed seas off South Africa to an edge-of-the seat-chase as they seek to find the truth behind this lethal disease before millions of innocent lives are lost.
|It has been many years since I have read a Tom Clancy book. Now this one is similar to what we are going through right now. A virus is being spread, or plague with a stay at home orders, and of course there is someone is going to get to the bottom of this. At times this was fast-paced high drama. Other times I found it slow, maybe it was me I don’t know. What I do know was that reading this book was or felt a lot like what we are going through now or at least that is how I took it. With that, it was at times like living the story on the pages. Though I could find fault with some of the book I think because the story is so close to what is going on now it only enhances the story. Overall a good. I received this book from Netgalley. com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com|