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3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  1,488 Ratings  ·  125 Reviews
Tomorrow should be the greatest day of Erica Stroud-Jones's life. The brilliant young British scientist has found a revolutionary way to beat a deadly tropical disease.
Millions of lives could be saved, a Nobel Prize beckons.
She is in Amsterdam. Tomorrow she presents her secret research to a scientific conference. Watching her will be sceptics and rivals, admirers and enemi
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published December 16th 2013 by Ludensian Books (first published October 1st 2007)
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Scientist Erica Stroud-Jones is missing. She disappears just hours before she will present her secret work to a conference in Amsterdam; research that could finally revolutionize the battle against a deadly tropical disease. But now she is gone and her boyfriend Max Carver must do everything in his power to find her. But that are people out there who would do anything to stop him. And, then people start getting sick, but it seems that someone is behind this new illness...

This book was wonderfull
Maria Espadinha
Sep 14, 2015 Maria Espadinha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quero começar por dizer que chamar a este livro o "thriller mais viciante de sempre" foi um golpe publicitário pouco conseguido!
Por um lado, corre o risco de colocar expectativas nos cumes dos Himalaias, o que pode até ser prejudicial, em vez de benéfico!
Por outro lado, considero absurdo classificar uma obra literária em termos absolutos pois trata-se de algo tão pessoal que praticamente se integra no domínio das idiossincrasias.

Não obstante, esta estória contem ingredientes q.b. que se misturam
Jane Wynne
Started well but became confusing and formulaic with nothing to distinguish it from many books I've read before. The Erica's diary bits were the best but the 'action' was unbelievable and almost desperate.
Tempo de Ler
A forma exagerada com que alguns livros são publicitados, elevando à partida as expectativas do leitor, acaba muitas vezes por os prejudicar em vez de beneficiar. Este não é, de certeza, «o thriller mais viciante de sempre»; Febre é um bom livro. Ponto.

A escrita inteligente de Nick Louth permite-nos desfrutar do livro em toda a sua extensão, aligeirando a compreensão de noções técnicas e científicas. O enredo, enriquecido com uma boa dose de ação e algum mistério, mantém-se interessante até ao f
Sep 01, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-reads
Rather a brave and arrogant statement - "The most gripping thriller you will ever read" It's certainly very gripping but I've read a lot of gripping thrillers. Unfortunately I think the author shot himself in the foot with this statement which was like a red-rag-to-a-bull to the sorts of people who just relish the chance to shoot down such arrogance! I love the way we, as readers, are so very different in our opinions. Some love this book, some hate it. I'm in the happy category! I didn't think ...more
Liz Barnsley
Dec 09, 2014 Liz Barnsley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**4.5 stars**

Brilliant thriller. Clever and addictive. Full review to follow nearer publication of the paperback.
Jill Burkinshaw
Jun 03, 2016 Jill Burkinshaw rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book it is well written and keeps you on your toes all the way to the last chapter. Very informative and well researched opened my eyes about Malaria. It could easily have turned into a horror instead of murder/suspense and again makes you remember there are evil people everywhere.

I cant wait for Mirror Mirror to be released.
Patrick Carroll
Jun 08, 2014 Patrick Carroll rated it did not like it
Writing "The most gripping thriller you will ever read" into the title don't necessarily make it so! This book is just, and only just a beach book holiday read, the convoluted plot is just too complex to stand any chance of credibility, let's be frank it is bollocks! Note to self; It is a Kindle "deal" for a reason. Note to author; you stole some of my life.
Jan 13, 2015 Bamba rated it it was ok
When a book is advertised as 'the most gripping thriller you will ever read' that really does set expectations very high. This book was a) unbe
ieveable, the lead character became an armed super spy in the blink of an eye with zero character development (he was an artist!) b) Ridiculous - when I got to the end, I actually laughed c) The side story was also completely unbelieveable, I was very interested in that at first and thats what kept me reading but I just couldn't empathise or understand an
May 02, 2015 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A clever thriller but not one I particularly enjoyed.

A review:
Jürgen Zeller
Das Dilemma eines Lesers und Kurzrezensionsschreibers - Wie zum Teufel soll ich einen Thriller beschreiben, der meiner Meinung nach in quasi allen zu erwähnenden literarischen Belangen durchschnittlich ist und man immer nur sagen kann: Ist okay. Nicht gut aber okay. Nicht schlecht aber okay. Insgesamt ein Krimi der einem genug an die Geschichte fesselt um ihn nicht abzubrechen aber zu wenig Klasse hat um ehrliches Lob anzubringen.

Inhalt: In Amsterdam findet eine wissenschaftliche Tagung zum Them
Heather Duff
May 08, 2015 Heather Duff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Sphere for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review

Kidnap, Conspiracy, Outbreak, Hello you have my attention!

Those three words on the cover usually herald the arrival of a great book with plenty of twists and turns that keeps you guessing and gripped till the last but it can also herald several hundred pages of a dull story that can become bogged down with too many characters and a lot of useless facts and dialogue.

Bite thankfully is the former, it sucks you in stra
May 06, 2015 Alba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found Bite to be a really clever and intriguing thriller. Maybe not the most gripping one I'll ever read but it certainly kept me on my toes during the whole story. The story revolves around Malaria and combines a story in the present, when a new type of this disease has been released and a world expert who might have a cure has been kidnapped, and a story in the past (1992) when this Malaria expert was in Africa and was captures by
Aug 11, 2014 Kim rated it liked it
This book is billed as the most gripping thriller you will ever read, quite a bold statement and a good marketing ploy (it worked, I bought it), but it isn't true. It is a good read and it is reasonably well written for a first novel. The title is appropriate but makes the book feel and look like cheap pulp fiction when in fact there are many serious elements going on here and the title simply doesn't do the book any justice. The plot is good, well researched and covers some serious ground. It ...more
Jan 13, 2016 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 12, 2014 Pam rated it it was amazing
I read four reviews about this book, two for and two against, but the write up was good so I purchased it, and I have to say that I am in the for group, it was Brilliant, I enjoyed it from start to finish and would it recommend to anyone who love's a thriller.
Maria Silva
Oct 20, 2015 Maria Silva rated it really liked it
I was quiet surprised by the quality of this book. Addictive, exhilarating and surprising! Hope to read more from Nick Louth.
Carla Geraldes
3,5.Não deu para 4.
May 10, 2014 Pen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A surprisingly good freebie!
Nov 28, 2016 JAMES MORRIS rated it it was amazing
A grate read and I never guest the ending

A really great read and such a twist at the end could not put it down left wanting even more
Manuela Kainer
Bei dem Buch „Die Suche“ von Nick Louth handelt es sich um die Übersetzung des 2007 erschienen englischen Thrillers „Bite“. „Die Suche“ erscheint im Mai 2015 im Ullstein Verlag als Taschenbuch. Der Autor ist Wissenschaftsjournalist und ehemaliger Auslandskorrespondent von Reuters und lebte unter anderem selbst in Amsterdam, wo er bei einem Mediziner-Kongress auf das Thema Malaria und das fehlende Forschungsinteresse an dieser Krankheit durch die Pharmafirmen aufmerksam wurde.

Das Cover ist in Sch
Mar 16, 2015 Jasper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you come to me with books about gene technology or other biological engineering you are definitely at the right address, so when I was approached for reviewing Bite I couldn't refuse. Bite was first published back in 2007 and Sphere, an imprint of Little Brown and Co. is reissuing this book, with Bite Nick Louth also made his debut in the horror/thriller genre. He is an award winning journalist and has written several pieces for bi
Jan 12, 2016 Angi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Die Geschichte:
Der Künstler Max Carver fliegt nach Amsterdam, um dort seine Freundin Erica, eine Wissenschaftlerin, zu treffen. Er plant eine Ausstellung mit seinen Werken, sie soll an einem Kongress teilnehmen, bei dem sie bahnbrechende neue Erkenntnisse in der Malaria-Forschung vorstellen will. Doch beide können ihre Vorhaben nicht realisieren, denn Erica verschwindet am Vorabend der Veranstaltung spurlos und Max macht sich sofort auf die Suche nach ihr.
Gleichzeitig häufen sich in Amsterdam
Corinna Pehla
Eine verschwundene Wissenschaftlerin und Fälle einer neuen Malariaform in Amsterdam.
Max, der eigentlich seine Freundin Erica Stroud-Jones auf einen Kongress begleiten möchte, steht vor einem großen Fragezeichen.
Denn Erica ist spurlos verschwunden. Und dies an genau dem Tag, an dem sie ihre Entdeckung präsentieren wollte.
Gleichzeitig erkranken die Menschen in Amsterdam an einer neuen Art von Malaria. Es gibt kein Medikament, was helfen könnte und der Verdacht wird schnell greifbar, dass diese Kr
Kendall {Book Crazy}
3.5 stars!

I was asked by the UK publisher of this book if I would like to read an early proof paperback copy, and I said yes! I hadn't heard of this book before, but the synopsis sounded awesome, so I looked it up on Goodreads and read some reviews! There were a lot of mixed reviews, so I was a little worried about reading this book before I started reading! I did read some good things about it though, so it eased my worries a bit lol! After reading this book, I wouldn't say that it's the most g
miss.mesmerized mesmerized
May 03, 2015 miss.mesmerized mesmerized rated it really liked it
Max Carver begleitet seine Verlobte Erica Stroud-Jones nach Amsterdam, weil sie dort auf einem wichtigen Kongress den Durchbruch in der Malariaforschung präsentieren wird. Doch in der Nacht vor der entscheidenden Präsentation verschwindet sie spurlos. Die Polizei schient dem Fall auch nur begrenzte Relevanz zuzuschreiben. Derweil breitet sich in den Niederlanden ein grausames Szenario aus: zahlreiche Personen sind mit einer neuen Form von Malaria infiziert, deren Ursprung, Infektionswege und vor ...more
Aug 11, 2015 Bromer65 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Der Autor:

Nick Louth ist Wirtschaftsjournalist und ehemaliger Auslandskorrespondent der Nachrichtenagentur Reuters. Während seiner Zeit bei Reuters lebte er unter anderem in Amsterdam. Dort wurde er bei einem Mediziner-Kongress auf das Thema Malaria und das mangelnde Interesse der Pharmakonzerne aufmerksam. Nick Louth ist verheiratet und lebt in Lincolnshire, England.


Eine entführte Wissenschaftlerin. Ein Mann, der sie fieberhaft sucht. Eine Bedrohung von internationalem Ausmaß.

In Ams
Sep 16, 2015 Sandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller-krimi
Das Buch "Die Suche" ist das Debüt des Autors und Wirtschaftsjournalisten Nick Louth. Mit Malaria hatte ich mich zuvor noch nicht wirklich auseinandergesetzt, ich wusste bisher nur, dass die Krankheit durch Moskitos übertragen wird und man im schlimmsten Fall an ihr sterben kann. Umso spannender fand ich es nun einen Thriller mit dieser Thematik zu lesen und war gespannt auf das, was mich in diesem Buch erwartet.

Max Carver fliegt von New York nach Amsterdam, um seine Freundin Erica Stroud-Jones
May 04, 2015 Aglaya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
In Amsterdam breitet sich eine neue, sehr gefährliche Form von Malaria aus und eine Wissenschaftlerin, deren Forschung sich um diese Krankheit dreht, verschwindet.

Die Geschichte wird grösstenteils aus der Sicht des Künstlers Max Carver erzählt, dem Freund der verschwundenen Wissenschaftlerin Erica. Unterbrochen wird die Handlung immer wieder durch Tagebucheinträge von Erica, die diese während ihres Afrikaaufenthaltes 1992 geschrieben hat. Diese Abschnitte bauen mit der Zeit eine ausführliche Neb
May 07, 2015 Maureen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, adult, thriller
Since I never read a book by Nick Louth before, I was really excited to read this book. The headlines on the book cover are very promising: ‘The most gripping thriller you’ll ever read’. So off course I started reading with high expectations.
The beginning of this book was very gripping. Honestly, the beginning is like every thriller should begin. Its mysterious, immediately makes you wonder about the rest of the book and it makes you want to read further. I got really excited about the book thr
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Nick Louth is a freelance journalist and author, based in Lincolnshire UK.

Before beginning writing fiction, he was a foreign correspondent for Reuters news agency, and a regular contributor to the Financial Times, MSN, and many financial magazines.

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