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The Darkness Drops

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Dr. Terry Ryder is special advisor to the President on bioterror preparedness; he has spent a decade attempting to anticipate which microbes might be weaponized and unleashed. When patients begin to present with slight tremors and numbness in their limbs, it takes him a while to realize that this is an attack. The answers he seeks elude him, and dark episodes from his past ...more
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Published June 7th 2010 by Belgrave House
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The Darkness Drops takes you into the world of Dr. Terry Ryder, a special advisor to the President of the United States on bioterror preparedness. As the story begins he is quickly confronted with patients who are presenting with slight tremors and numbness in their limbs. It doesn’t take long before it becomes apparent this is a biological attack. Although fictional, this is a story that is not outside the realm of possibility, which is what makes it a very thought provoking medical thriller.

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This is a rich and complex novel, which catapults the reader into the fascinating world of Dr. Terry Ryder, Chief Advisor for Bioterror Preparedness, and his encounters with the Chinese bioweapons program and international high-tech arms dealers. This is a fast-paced thriller, a love story, and a frighteningly plausible projection of how quickly an unknown illness can overwhelm existing medical resources. Peter Clement writes with his usual authority and conviction about medica
Andy Plonka
I ususally like this author's work, but this one was too full of world scale calamity and tragedy for me to think anything other than here comes the plot for another blockbuster movie. The main theme is there is an illness which has been caused by a genetically ehgineered organism that is killing people all over the globe. The Chinese are the only ones that have the capability to combat the organism and it's not obvious that they are willing to help.
Stephanie Yeager
As usual Clement writes another great thriller. He always makes you think about things that could really happen in our world.
A must read if you are into medical thrillers!
Pat Malon
OK, however; some parts were not plausible.
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