The Ninth Day

The Ninth Day

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Brilliant biochemist Emma Caldridge, caught in a drug cartel's deadly plot, must find a cure to an extremely virulent disease that is lethal nine days from exposure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106.68 x 190.5 x 27.94mm | 226.8g
  • Harper
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0062025317
  • 9780062025319
  • 574,953

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"Exciting...Caldridge's grit, ingenuity, and courage should win her new fans." -- Publishers Weekly "Jamie Freveletti shows once again why she is one of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters, this one will satisfy even the most finicky of readers." -- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key "One entertaining read." -- Mystery Scene on Running Dark "This fast-paced thriller makes good use of a timely topic." -- Booklist on Running Dark "Ten pages in, my heart was pounding-and the tension only grew from there. This is a breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I've read in a long, long time." -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake on Running from the Devil "Just terrific-full of thrills and tradecraft, pace and peril. An outstanding debut." -- Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to Lose on Running from the Devil
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Back cover copy

In less than nine days, terror crosses the border . . .

Hiking in Arizona, biochemist Emma Caldridgeinadvertently interrupts the operations ofdangerous traffickers in human cargo--and ischased south into the arms of millionaire drugmerchants. Suddenly a prisoner of Mexico's mostfeared cartel, Emma makes a shocking discoveryin the marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez: plants rotting with a flesh-eating toxin that causes a trulyhorrible death within nine days of exposure.And there is no antidote.

The cartel believes that U.S. agents contaminatedthe plants, and, determined to make theirenemy pay, they prepare to spread their lethalproduct across America. Emma Caldridge searches desperately for a cure, but time is running outmore quickly than she anticipated. For Emmaherself has been infected--and, barring a miracle, she will die before the terrible dawning of . . .
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About Jamie Freveletti

Jamie Freveletti is a former trial lawyer, martial artist, and runner. She is the author of four books in her own Emma Caldridge series as well as Robert Ludlum's Covert One novel, The Janus Reprisal. She lives in Chicago.
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Rating details

274 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 28% (78)
4 42% (115)
3 25% (68)
2 3% (8)
1 2% (5)
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