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An unidentified object crashes from the sky into an Arizona canyon, releasing anthrax spores and leaving innocent victims in its wake. Investigators are shocked by what they find in the rubble: a swastika. They call upon former spy and World War II–era weapons expert Lewis Sharp for help.  Could this be a biochemical weapon designed by the Nazis half a century ago—or is it an elaborate hoax? Sharp is convinced that it’s the real McCoy and he warns that two more killing machines are still out there, primed and ready to strike…

The attacker has left a cryptic note hinting at an another attack. Now, it’s up to Sharp to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery—one that spans from a convent in Hitler’s Germany to Hollywood, the Executive Branch to shadowy third-world governments. Sharp and his colleagues have just five days left to stop the weapon from unleashing mass destruction—and leading the world to the brink of a whole new kind of war…

 “Fans of Dan Brown take note.”—Jack DuBrulAn unidentified object crashes from the sky into an Arizona canyon, releasing anthrax spores and leaving innocent victims in its wake. Investigators are shocked by what they find in the rubble: a swastika. They call upon former spy and World War II–era weapons expert Lewis Sharp for help.  Could this be a biochemical weapon designed by the Nazis half a century ago—or is it an elaborate hoax? Sharp is convinced that it’s the real McCoy and he warns that two more killing machines are still out there, primed and ready to strike…THE FURIESThe attacker has left a cryptic note hinting at an another attack. Now, it’s up to Sharp to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery—one that spans from a convent in Hitler’s Germany to Hollywood, the Executive Branch to shadowy third-world governments. Sharp and his colleagues have just five days left to stop the weapon from unleashing mass destruction—and leading the world to the brink of a whole new kind of war…“Napier deftly mix[es] history, science, and fiction.”—Publishers Weekly “The most exciting book I have ever read.” —Arthur C. Clarke on Nemesis

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  • PDF | 512 pages
  • St. Martin's Paperbacks; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
  • English
  • 8
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Eugene Mariani on February 1, 2012

    In an Arizona canyon, a UFO crashes releasing anthrax spores. There are a number of innocent victims left in its wake. On the side of the object, a Nazi Swastika is discovered. The authorities wonder if this might be part of a plot of home grown terrorists or could it be part of a nefarious plan hatched by the Nazis over a half century ago? Lewis Sharp, an expert in World War II weapons, and in particular biochemical weapons, is brought into the investigation. He becomes convinced that indeed it is the real McCoy and he warns that there are two more devices somewhere on the planet scheduled to be detonated in the very near future.Those behind the plot have left a cryptic note hinting at another attack. Now Sharp and his colleagues set off on an international adventure to discover who is behind the plot, their purpose for doing so, the timeline for the next attack, and all the while trying to convince the Executive Branch that the threat is real and could lead the world to the brink of another world war. And, in one of Napier's trademark ploys, they have five days in which to solve the problem.As a writer of fiction, it is my opinion that Napier is not in the same class as Asimov was. While the story is interesting, there are portions that have the reader looking for precedents or some raison d'etre for whatever.

  • By Jeffrey Swystun on October 19, 2010

    This is my first exposure to the author who is a UK-based thriller writer. Napier represents a melange of current styles and subjects seeming like a mix of Preston & Child, Rollins, Brown, Cussler, and Ludlum (and not in a good way). The book starts off well as escapist fiction with a race-against-time plot. It involves many sinister groups that should have no business being in cahoots together and who could have been much more interesting and evil. The best part of the novel involves the flashbacks of Max von Krafft and his involvement in a much secret Nazi bio-weapons project in the later years of WW2. However the entire effort races to boredom as it goes on with not even the faintest believability, care for the characters (the best villains are eradicated in a blink of an eye), or subtle plot developments that make the great thrillers great. I suggest reading the collections, Thriller and Thriller 2, to find a treasure trove of talented writers in this genre.

  • By Jon Sheckman on December 9, 2009

    If you like the genre, WW II spy novels, don't buy this book. If you like modern mysteries, don't buy this book. The only redeeming aspect to the book is the WW II subplot, which may or may not have some connection to reality. But the modern day intrigue is absurd, to the point of ridiculous. You could drive U Boats through the holes in the plot, and I can't really criticize the character development for the modern era characters, because there is none. After reading this, I'm picking up some good non-fiction, because I need to cleanse my brain from this waste of time. Or I will go re-read the Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva. A fantastic book that puts this to shame.


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