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Spiral - A Novel

Paul McEuen

In this riveting debut thriller-a finalist for Best First Novel at the 2012 Thriller Awards and a nominee for a Nero Award-the race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon. Spiral is perfect for fans of Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and Richard Preston. When Nobel laureate Liam Connor is found dead at the bottom of one of Ithaca, New York's famous gorges, his research collaborator, Cornell professor of nanoscience Jake Sterling, refuses to believe it was suicide. Why would one of the world's most eminent biologists, a eighty-six-year old man in good health who survived some of the darkest days of the Second World War, have chosen to throw himself off a bridge? And who was the mysterious woman caught on camera at the scene? Soon it becomes clear that a cache of supersophisticated nanorobots-each the size of a spider-has disappeared from the dead man's laboratory. Stunned by grief, Jake, Liam's granddaughter, Maggie, and Maggie's nine-year-old son, Dylan, try to put the pieces together. They uncover ingeniously coded messages Liam left behind pointing toward a devastating secret he gleaned off the shores of war-ravaged Japan and carried for more than sixty years. What begins as a quest for answers soon leads to a horrifying series of revelations at the crossroads of biological warfare and nanoscience. At this dangerous intersection, a skilled and sadistic assassin, an infamous Japanese war criminal, and a ruthless U.S. government official are all players in a harrowing game of power, treachery, and intrigue-a game whose winner will hold the world's fate literally in the palm of his hand. From the Hardcover edition.

In this riveting debut thriller-a finalist for Best First Novel at the 2012 Thriller Awards and a nominee for a Nero Award-the race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon. Spiral is perfect for fans of Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and Richard Preston. When Nobel laureate Liam Connor is found dead at the bottom of one of Ithaca, New York's famous gorges, his research collaborator, Cornell professor of nanoscience Jake Sterling, refuses to believe it was suicide. Why would one of the world's most eminent biologists, a eighty-six-year old man in good health who survived some of the darkest days of the Second World War, have chosen to throw himself off a bridge? And who was the mysterious woman caught on camera at the scene? Soon it becomes clear that a cache of supersophisticated nanorobots-each the size of a spider-has disappeared from the dead man's laboratory. Stunned by grief, Jake, Liam's granddaughter, Maggie, and Maggie's nine-year-old son, Dylan, try to put the pieces together. They uncover ingeniously coded messages Liam left behind pointing toward a devastating secret he gleaned off the shores of war-ravaged Japan and carried for more than sixty years. What begins as a quest for answers soon leads to a horrifying series of revelations at the crossroads of biological warfare and nanoscience. At this dangerous intersection, a skilled and sadistic assassin, an infamous Japanese war criminal, and a ruthless U.S. government official are all players in a harrowing game of power, treachery, and intrigue-a game whose winner will hold the world's fate literally in the palm of his hand. From the Hardcover edition.
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In this riveting debut thriller-a finalist for Best First Novel at the 2012 Thriller Awards and a nominee for a Nero Award-the race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon. Spiral is perfect for fans of Michael Crichton, Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and Richard Preston. When Nobel laureate Liam Connor is found dead at the bottom of one of Ithaca, New York's famous gorges, his research collaborator, Cornell professor of nanoscience Jake Sterling, refuses to believe it was suicide. Why would one of the world's most eminent biologists, a eighty-six-year old man in good health who survived some of the darkest days of the Second World War, have chosen to throw himself off a bridge? And who was the mysterious woman caught on camera at the scene? Soon it becomes clear that a cache of supersophisticated nanorobots-each the size of a spider-has disappeared from the dead man's laboratory. Stunned by grief, Jake, Liam's granddaughter, Maggie, and Maggie's nine-year-old son, Dylan, try to put the pieces together. They uncover ingeniously coded messages Liam left behind pointing toward a devastating secret he gleaned off the shores of war-ravaged Japan and carried for more than sixty years. What begins as a quest for answers soon leads to a horrifying series of revelations at the crossroads of biological warfare and nanoscience. At this dangerous intersection, a skilled and sadistic assassin, an infamous Japanese war criminal, and a ruthless U.S. government official are all players in a harrowing game of power, treachery, and intrigue-a game whose winner will hold the world's fate literally in the palm of his hand. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rob Shapiro

Length:

10h 39m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:18


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:05


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:21


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:27


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:24


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:08


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:52


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:33


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:23


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:07


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:54


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:00


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:32


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:53


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:59


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:23


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:12


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

09:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:12


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:48


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:00


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:45


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:13


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:26


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:19


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:31


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:40


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:30


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:28