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by James M. Tabor

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Thriller

2012 First Mystery Nominee

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This book thrills and chills to the bone. It takes you on a roller-coaster ride to hell and back again and again. Tautly written with intricate plot twists, Tabor’s stunning fiction debut creates a magnificent world both in the lab and under the earth. The relationship between the reserved scientist and the enigmatic special ops soldier is a bonus.

ACE is a disease that could cause a pandemic worse than the plague. A crack team of scientists are on a mission to harvest the cure from one of the Earth’s deepest caves. But it’s a race against time as more cases of the body-decimating disease are discovered, even amongst the researchers in the lab. Then members of the exploration team start disappearing. It could be the narrow, slick pathways or the sulfuric acid pit, but Hallie and Wil suspect something more sinister. Their instincts might be correct because up above, there are deadly forces at work besides the dreaded ACE. Then Wil vanishes and Hallie is alone at the bottom of the cave with the priceless antibodies. Or is she? (BALLANTINE, Apr., 418 pp., $26.00)

Reviewed By: Donna M. Brown


Published: April 2012

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