January 9, 2011

Mailbox Monday: January 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the previous week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists! Mailbox Monday, which was started by Marcia at The Printed Page, is on blog tour—and Rose City Reader is hosting during the month of January.

Last week I received A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer from the author for review.

SYNOPSIS:    On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building. A terrorist group calling itself “Genesis” has unleashed WRX3883, a deadly, highly contagious virus, into the building. No one fully knows the deadly effect of the germ except for the team responsible for its development—a team headed by Allaire, himself. The only one who might be able to help is virologist Griffin Rhodes, currently in solitary confinement in a maximum security federal prison for alleged terrorist acts, including the attempted theft of WRX3883 from the lab where he worked. Rhodes has no idea why he has been arrested, but when Allaire offers to free him in exchange for his help combating the virus, he reluctantly agrees to do what he can to support the government that has imprisoned him without apparent cause.

Meanwhile, every single person in line for presidential succession is trapped inside the Capitol—every person except one: the Director of Homeland Security, who is safely at home in Minnesota, having been selected as the “Designated Survivor” for this event. With enemies both named and unnamed closing in, and the security of the nation at stake, Griff must unravel the mysteries of WRX3883 without violating his pledge as a scientist to use no animal testing in his experiments…and time is running out.

Tense, thrilling, and entirely plausible, A Heartbeat Away will make you reflect, wonder, and be truly afraid.

Publication Date:  February 15, 2011


So that is my short but sweet Mailbox Monday.  What goodies arrived in your mailbox last week?
 

9 comments:

Crystal (I totally paused!) said...

Oooh, this one sounds really tense! Can't wait to see what you think of it :) I'm seriously a little anxious just reading the synopsis.

Mystica said...

This sounds good.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I have not read this one, but I hope that you enjoy it.

Mary said...

Not exactly a relaxing read but I'll bet it's good!

Laura Fabiani said...

Enjoy your thriller. By the way, love your vintage pic at the end of this post!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

FANTABULOUS photo :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/mailbox-monday-relationship-obits.html

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

This one sounds really good - quite the page turner I'll bet! :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Hey...even one book is a treasure! Have a great reading week!