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The Tower - A Novel

Simon Toyne

After the rise comes the fall When a cyber-attack at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing man's computer: Mankind Must Look No Further. Newly appointed FBI agent Joe Shepherd, a former academic star with degrees in astrophysics and computer science, is uniquely qualified to handle the investigation, but he is also hiding some secrets of his own. He discovers a note in the missing scientist's handwriting that reads "end of days" and further evidence linking the cyber-attack to a series of strange events from eight months earlier-an explosion at the Citadel, an ancient monastery in Turkey; the deadly viral outbreak that occurred in its wake; and the disappearance of an American journalist named Liv Adamsen and ex-special forces operative Gabriel Mann. Liv has been trapped in the Syrian Desert, a prisoner of the prophecy that drove her there and now whispers of terrible things to come. Gabriel, infected and tormented by the deadly virus he carried out of the Citadel, is desperate to return before it spreads. Shepherd's investigation takes him on a journey to the secrets at the very edge of the universe and also deep into his own past as the countdown clock continues and extraordinary events begin to manifest around the globe-animals migrating out of season, extreme weather battering the planet, people deserting the cities as they answer a growing urge to return to their original homes. In this exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling Ruin trilogy, one woman's destiny weaves the past and present together in a way that will change the future for us all. But what is the "end of days" and what does it really mean for humankind-will it be revelation or devastation?

After the rise comes the fall When a cyber-attack at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing man's computer: Mankind Must Look No Further. Newly appointed FBI agent Joe Shepherd, a former academic star with degrees in astrophysics and computer science, is uniquely qualified to handle the investigation, but he is also hiding some secrets of his own. He discovers a note in the missing scientist's handwriting that reads "end of days" and further evidence linking the cyber-attack to a series of strange events from eight months earlier-an explosion at the Citadel, an ancient monastery in Turkey; the deadly viral outbreak that occurred in its wake; and the disappearance of an American journalist named Liv Adamsen and ex-special forces operative Gabriel Mann. Liv has been trapped in the Syrian Desert, a prisoner of the prophecy that drove her there and now whispers of terrible things to come. Gabriel, infected and tormented by the deadly virus he carried out of the Citadel, is desperate to return before it spreads. Shepherd's investigation takes him on a journey to the secrets at the very edge of the universe and also deep into his own past as the countdown clock continues and extraordinary events begin to manifest around the globe-animals migrating out of season, extreme weather battering the planet, people deserting the cities as they answer a growing urge to return to their original homes. In this exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling Ruin trilogy, one woman's destiny weaves the past and present together in a way that will change the future for us all. But what is the "end of days" and what does it really mean for humankind-will it be revelation or devastation?
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After the rise comes the fall When a cyber-attack at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland disables the Hubble telescope and the Nobel Prize-winning scientist in charge disappears, the only clues left behind are a cryptic countdown clock and a chilling message displayed on the missing man's computer: Mankind Must Look No Further. Newly appointed FBI agent Joe Shepherd, a former academic star with degrees in astrophysics and computer science, is uniquely qualified to handle the investigation, but he is also hiding some secrets of his own. He discovers a note in the missing scientist's handwriting that reads "end of days" and further evidence linking the cyber-attack to a series of strange events from eight months earlier-an explosion at the Citadel, an ancient monastery in Turkey; the deadly viral outbreak that occurred in its wake; and the disappearance of an American journalist named Liv Adamsen and ex-special forces operative Gabriel Mann. Liv has been trapped in the Syrian Desert, a prisoner of the prophecy that drove her there and now whispers of terrible things to come. Gabriel, infected and tormented by the deadly virus he carried out of the Citadel, is desperate to return before it spreads. Shepherd's investigation takes him on a journey to the secrets at the very edge of the universe and also deep into his own past as the countdown clock continues and extraordinary events begin to manifest around the globe-animals migrating out of season, extreme weather battering the planet, people deserting the cities as they answer a growing urge to return to their original homes. In this exhilarating conclusion to the internationally bestselling Ruin trilogy, one woman's destiny weaves the past and present together in a way that will change the future for us all. But what is the "end of days" and what does it really mean for humankind-will it be revelation or devastation?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

12h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:15


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:35


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:44


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

10:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

13:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:15


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:43


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:17


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

13:49


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:14


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:29


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:35


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:10


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:48


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:59


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

12:00


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:52


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:30


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:19


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:52


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:13


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

17:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:34


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:58


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:31


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:30


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:22


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:02


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:45


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:08


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:56


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:53


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:03


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:26


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:31