In remote pockets of the Third World, a deadly virus is quietly sweeping through impoverished farming villages and shanty towns with frightening speed and potency. Meanwhile, in Washington, a three-word message left in a safe-deposit box may be the key to stopping the crisis—if, that is, Charles Mallory, a private intelligence contractor and former CIA operative, can decipher the puzzle before time runs out.
What Mallory begins to discover are the traces of a secret war, with a bold objective—to create a new, technologically advanced society. With the help of his brother Jon, an investigative reporter, can he break the story to the world before it is too late—before a planned “humane depopulation” takes place?
As the stakes and strategies of this secret war become more evident, the Mallory brothers find themselves in a complex game of wits with an enemy they can’t see: a new sort of superpower led by a brilliant, elusive tactician who believes that ends justify means.
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Lilliefors’ new series is more than a good story --- it’s a “New Paradigm” for thrillers, one in which readers will eagerly look forward to more of the brothers Mallory.Read Full Review of Viral
The author is, perhaps, a little naïve in his assessment of how far a journalist of newspaper editor could go in exposing the conspiracyRead Full Review of Viral
Lilliefors provides enough twists to keep the pages turning. He also manages to develop and humanize his characters including some of the villains.Read Full Review of Viral
Lilliefors leaves us thinking about how easily a biological weapon could get out of hand, and how frequently powerful people are tempted to shape the world to fit their vision.Read Full Review of Viral
As a thriller, Viral does grip you but I found the ending a bit unsatisfying. Maybe after all the action and mystery it was too easy and predictable.Read Full Review of Viral
I always felt removed from what was happening, and I really wanted to feel as though I were right in the middle of it all, fighting the good fight.Read Full Review of Viral
All in all, I think it is very much worth the read for fans of action packed thrillers and political espionage. However, I think it would be too inaccessible to fans of character-driven novels.Read Full Review of Viral
Pacing and plot usually dominate thrillers and character development falls off at their expense. Not so in James Lilliefors' new novel VIRAL.Read Full Review of Viral
I bit my nails, stayed up too late, and swore I'd wait at least six months before re-reading this compelling thriller.Read Full Review of Viral
All in all, a great thriller I recommend to everybody who likes conspiracies about biological weapons.Read Full Review of Viral
If you like mystery books with a lot of governmental conspiracies, secret war themes, suspense and spies, this is your book.Read Full Review of Viral
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