Whiteout by Ken Follett

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As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks-jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries-crackle, desperate secrets are revealed, hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge.


About Ken Follett

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Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara.
Published November 23, 2004 by Signet. 486 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Toni, who was supposed to be on a spa holiday with her chums, learns at the last moment that her useless sister will be unable to take care of their addled mum and is conveniently in the neighborhood when the thieves, who may be after more than vaccine, make it into the lab’s inner reaches.

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A romance between the recently widowed Stanley and Toni and the unexpected addition of Toni's comically addled mother thicken the plot as Follett's agonizingly protracted, nail-biter ending drags readers to the very edge of their seats and holds them captive until the last villain is satisfactori...

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In Follett's latest Le Mans-paced thriller, doses of the possible antidote to a deadly virus are stolen from a small pharmaceutical lab in Scotland, much to the dismay of the lab's security chief, Toni Gallo.

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When vials of Madoba-2 (a virus many times more deadly than Ebola) go missing, Toni calls on her police background, and her police friends, to track down the thieves.

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Entertainment Weekly

When the debt-ridden son of pharmaceutical company CEO Stanley Oxenford breaks into a lab stocked with a nasty strain of Ebola, security director Toni Gallo has to track him down while simultaneously dragging around her elderly mother, butting heads with her detective ex-lover, fending off the...

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While Toni and her employer Stanley Oxenford perform public damage control, his son Kit plans to break into the lab and steal the serum.

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Bad enough that two doses of an experimental drug designed to cure an Ebola-like virus have gone missing from Oxenford Medical on Christmas Eve, bringing Toni into contact with her ex-boyfriend Frank and his pal Carl, a reporter more interested in career advancement than in the facts.

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Then, a man named Ned (not the boy’s father by the way), stands in between the boy and Daisy to protect the boy from Daisy’s blows.

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Follett has interwoven a number of subplots to this story, including one with an obnoxious television reporter out for the next big disaster scoop, one with Toni's abrasive ex who seems to venomously hate her, and a growing romance between Toni and the much older Stanley.

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A further incident at the laboratory sees her going there to be confronted by a lack of cooperation from her former lover, Superintendent Frank Hackett, who displays a wish to avenge himself on her despite the fact that it was he who was responsible for their break-up and her leaving the police.

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