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A Heartbeat Away - A Thriller

Michael Palmer

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Petkoff

Length:

11h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:55


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:22


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:13


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:16


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:45


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:46


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:58


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:59


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:58


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:51


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:33


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:12


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:56


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:58


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:22


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:57


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:28


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:13


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:54


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:23


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:48


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:17


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:25


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:29


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:36


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:55


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:44


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:48


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:40


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:26


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:41


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:46


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:12


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:28


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:31


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:23


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:20


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:31


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:36


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:30


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:40


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:47