Venom

Venom

A Novel of Suspense

Book - 2010
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A gripping tale of international corporate intrigue from the award-winning author of Bleedout . . .

 

EASTERN EUROPE . . . Thirty years after Chernobyl, nuclear fallout is still claiming victims.

ILLINOIS . . . Fresh out of prison, David Marion doesn't expect a hit man at his door. But when one appears, their meeting is lethal--for the hit man. Who sent him? David has no idea. But warned that a powerful secret organization is after him, he is forced to disappear until he can strike back.

ALABAMA . . . Devastated by the death of her lover, physicist Helen Freyl escapes to her bee farm to care for a colony carrying a unique strain of venom. But when an unexpected job offer from a giant drug corporation arrives, it proves to be a much more intriguing diversion.

LONDON, ENGLAND . . . Helen's new company is close to a cure for radiation poisoning, but the sudden death of a colleague is followed by another, and Helen begins to doubt the organization's motives. When she realizes her own life is in danger, what can she do and who can she call on for help?

Venom brings David Marion and Helen Freyl together as they fight for their lives against a backdrop of industrial espionage, corporate greed, and human tragedy in an exhilarating and fast-paced follow-up to the bestselling Bleedout .

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010.
ISBN: 9780743270113
0743270118
Characteristics: 372 p. ;,24 cm.

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BPLNextBestAdults Jul 06, 2011

In this sequel to Bleedout, wealthy Helen Freyl owns a small farm in Caton, Ala., where a unique strain of honeybees produces honey with unheard of healing properties. Helen, along with her imperious grandmother, becomes enmeshed in a struggle between two pharmaceutical giants vying for the patent to the bees' venom. Then the women discover that one of the companies is conducting deadly experiments on the unsuspecting inhabitants of a region in Belarus not far from the Chernobyl disaster. After several deaths, Helen realizes her life is in danger, and turns for help to her ex-con former lover. A medical thriller that should appeal to Robin Cook fans.

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Nov 09, 2010

This book would translate well onto the screen. Both the characters and the plotline are gripping and believable but demand your full attention. It's worth it. Haven't read anything else by Brady but plan to read Bleedout ASAP. Writing and plot development several cuts above the norm. Not surprised she's compared to Le Carre etc.

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