Spiral

Spiral

A Novel

Book - 2011
Average Rating:
5
Rate this:
The race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon. 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.
Published: New York : Dial Press, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385342117
038534211X
Branch Call Number: F MACE
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,25 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

ChristchurchLib Nov 12, 2013

"Liam Connor is an 86-year-old pioneer in the field of nanoscience, working out of Cornell University. His death by apparent suicide is hard for both his granddaughter Maggie and his colleague Jake Sterling to swallow - especially after it becomes clear that he was tortured. It is up to the two of them to determine why Liam was tortured - and what role he played in the use of biological weapons in World War II. Booklist's reviewer called Spiral the "most gripping and engrossing thriller" he's read in 50 years of reading thrillers and praises the author's skill with plot, pace, and characterization, and with his "brief, lucid disquisitions" on science. No wonder it won the ITW Award for Best First Novel in 2012." Thrillers and Suspense November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=697347

t
tocch101
Jul 13, 2012

A great read that really sucks you in. I was impressed by the good descriptions of science that were merged with the good writing style. Look forward to more books by this individual.

GManBruce May 22, 2012

This was as good as a pre-apocolyptic, World War II fanatic comes-back-tobite-us-on-the-butt-and-almost-ends-all-life-on-the-planet-as-we-know-it kind of bio-terrorism book as it gets!

Pippi_L Jun 10, 2011

Booklist calls this "the most engrossing thriller of the year",and they're right. This is a riveting first novel.

cayuga60 Apr 22, 2011

A first novel and must-read thriller by a leading nanoscience researcher and physics professoer at Cornell. Set against a background of cutting- edge science and WWII history that may be unknown to many, it grabs attention from the first page and draws the reader in through its endearing characters. Thought provoking and emotionally intense.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number Find Series Titles and Similar Books With Novelist

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DBRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top