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A Fierce Radiance - A Novel

Lauren Belfer

From the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light comes a compelling, richly detailed tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City during the tumultuous early days of World War II. Claire Shipley is a single mother haunted by the death of her young daughter and by her divorce years ago. She is also an ambitious photojournalist, and in the anxious days after Pearl Harbor, the talented Life magazine reporter finds herself on top of one of the nation's most important stories. In the bustling labs of New York City's renowned Rockefeller Institute, some of the country's brightest doctors and researchers are racing to find a cure that will save the lives of thousands of wounded American soldiers and countless others-a miraculous new drug they call penicillin. Little does Claire suspect how much the story will change her own life when the work leads to an intriguing romance. Though Claire has always managed to keep herself separate from the subjects she covers, this story touches her deeply, stirring memories of her daughter's sudden illness and death-a loss that might have been prevented by this new "miracle drug." And there is James Stanton, the shy and brilliant physician who coordinates the institute's top secret research for the military. Drawn to this dedicated, attractive man and his work, Claire unexpectedly finds herself falling in love. But Claire isn't the only one interested in the secret development of this medicine. Her long-estranged father, Edward Rutherford, a self-made millionaire, understands just how profitable a new drug like penicillin could be. When a researcher at the institute dies under suspicious circumstances, the stakes become starkly clear: a murder has been committed to obtain these lucrative new drugs. With lives and a new love hanging in the balance, Claire will put herself at the center of danger to find a killer-no matter what price she may have to pay. Lauren Belfer dazzled readers with her debut novel, City of Light, a New York Times notable book of the year. In thi

From the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light comes a compelling, richly detailed tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City during the tumultuous early days of World War II. Claire Shipley is a single mother haunted by the death of her young daughter and by her divorce years ago. She is also an ambitious photojournalist, and in the anxious days after Pearl Harbor, the talented Life magazine reporter finds herself on top of one of the nation's most important stories. In the bustling labs of New York City's renowned Rockefeller Institute, some of the country's brightest doctors and researchers are racing to find a cure that will save the lives of thousands of wounded American soldiers and countless others-a miraculous new drug they call penicillin. Little does Claire suspect how much the story will change her own life when the work leads to an intriguing romance. Though Claire has always managed to keep herself separate from the subjects she covers, this story touches her deeply, stirring memories of her daughter's sudden illness and death-a loss that might have been prevented by this new "miracle drug." And there is James Stanton, the shy and brilliant physician who coordinates the institute's top secret research for the military. Drawn to this dedicated, attractive man and his work, Claire unexpectedly finds herself falling in love. But Claire isn't the only one interested in the secret development of this medicine. Her long-estranged father, Edward Rutherford, a self-made millionaire, understands just how profitable a new drug like penicillin could be. When a researcher at the institute dies under suspicious circumstances, the stakes become starkly clear: a murder has been committed to obtain these lucrative new drugs. With lives and a new love hanging in the balance, Claire will put herself at the center of danger to find a killer-no matter what price she may have to pay. Lauren Belfer dazzled readers with her debut novel, City of Light, a New York Times notable book of the year. In thi
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From the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light comes a compelling, richly detailed tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City during the tumultuous early days of World War II. Claire Shipley is a single mother haunted by the death of her young daughter and by her divorce years ago. She is also an ambitious photojournalist, and in the anxious days after Pearl Harbor, the talented Life magazine reporter finds herself on top of one of the nation's most important stories. In the bustling labs of New York City's renowned Rockefeller Institute, some of the country's brightest doctors and researchers are racing to find a cure that will save the lives of thousands of wounded American soldiers and countless others-a miraculous new drug they call penicillin. Little does Claire suspect how much the story will change her own life when the work leads to an intriguing romance. Though Claire has always managed to keep herself separate from the subjects she covers, this story touches her deeply, stirring memories of her daughter's sudden illness and death-a loss that might have been prevented by this new "miracle drug." And there is James Stanton, the shy and brilliant physician who coordinates the institute's top secret research for the military. Drawn to this dedicated, attractive man and his work, Claire unexpectedly finds herself falling in love. But Claire isn't the only one interested in the secret development of this medicine. Her long-estranged father, Edward Rutherford, a self-made millionaire, understands just how profitable a new drug like penicillin could be. When a researcher at the institute dies under suspicious circumstances, the stakes become starkly clear: a murder has been committed to obtain these lucrative new drugs. With lives and a new love hanging in the balance, Claire will put herself at the center of danger to find a killer-no matter what price she may have to pay. Lauren Belfer dazzled readers with her debut novel, City of Light, a New York Times notable book of the year. In thi

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paula Christensen

Length:

18h 35m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:04:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

51:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

49:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:02:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

46:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

19:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

49:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:46


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

35:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:04


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:36