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Exit 9

(Project Eden #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,060 ratings  ·  73 reviews
From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes Exit Nine, the second book in the Project Eden thriller series.

Before, it was just a test, a little demonstration to see if the virus worked. It did, and so much better than its creators could have ever hoped.

But the testing phase is over. It’s time for Project Eden to take the next step. If its members have their way,
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Published (first published December 18th 2011)
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Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Personal Goes Global. With SICK (Project Eden #1), Battles set up the coming global conflict but used one man's struggle to save his family as the primary story, with just the barest hints that it could become much bigger. With this book, we spend much more time at the Global scale, with the clock ticking down to the moment the human population is ordered nearly extinct. Particularly in the later chapters, short chapters and an ever decreasing clock ramp up the adrenaline. Very effective book, a ...more
Matt Allen
Feb 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I enjoyed Brett Battles's first Project Eden novel, Sick. It was sleek with an interesting plot and characters you became acquainted with. It was breezy, light, a popcorn trip of a novel.

Exit 9 was all plot. That was the focus--the whole nine yards. Exit continues the Project Eden narrative and Battles gives us a brief summary to start (which I appreciated), but it's a plot summary from the first. It did little to set the characters back up on the page.

The action begins--and, to be fair, there
Jan 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read Sick and Exit 9 back-to-back in one frantic, tense, and exciting week, and I’m glad I did. Sick is the first book in the Project Eden trilogy, and introduces us to a group of bio-terrorists who want to rid the world of 99.9% of the population in order to start a new and better breed of humans. Now, this concept isn’t new or original. There have been plenty of books and movies, not to mention historical events, which deal with the idea that humanity is out of control, and the only way to m ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Although the plot was still there from the first book and some of the characters also, I felt the story was spread a bit thin with all the many new characters and places added. To follow so many people in so many different places was hard especially when each time we were catching up with a person and situation we were taken away to a new place and new person just as it got interesting and it ended up being hard getting too involved with the story or caring enough about the characters. It's a re ...more
Carol Chapin
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Second book of a series. As I noted with the first book ("Sick"), this was obviously an ongoing story, and that book did not stand alone very well. This one was worse, ending with a huge unanswered question (which must be answered in the third book).
Feb 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Really, not a stand alone book, should be tied with number 3.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, sure knows how to end it so I can't wait to start the next book!
Marika Charalambous
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just as good as the first one in the series.
Joe Kwiatkowski
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fun/exciting read!
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the first in the series. I already have the third one for I'll stick with the series through that one, but if it doesn't step it up, this will be a series I don't finish.
Elizabeth A.
At the end of Project Eden series opener Sick, Daniel Ash knew the nightmare that had been dodged by the resistance’s victory in preventing a global pandemic was only temporary. After all, the virulent Sage Flu was not a natural phenomenon, but rather a genetically engineered virus produced by a group known as Project Eden, whose mission is to bring about a “reboot” of the human race by killing 99% of the population and starting over with a select group of the best and brightest the world has to ...more
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Exit 9 is the second book in the Project Eden series, and the author has managed to maintain the same high tempo that we liked in 'Sick'. This novel can act as a stand alone book (compared to the first novel), but it is strongly recommended that one reads the series chronologically. I was able to finish this book in a single 3-4 hours sitting.

The story continues and builds up from where it was left in the first novel. Project Eden is well and truly on its way to being implemented - the radical p
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brett-battles
Daniel Ash returns in EXIT 9, the sequel to SICK. As many have previously said, you don't really need to read SICK, but you should not only because it's a great book, but it gives you some background information about Ash & Project Eden. But I digress...

Will the end of mankind, with the exception of a few who believe they are the elite, become reality in EXIT 9? Will Daniel Ash & his team be able to stop Project Eden from releasing the Sage Flu before ID, Implementation Day? These questi
Gadget Girl
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Exit 9 is the second book in the Project Eden series and yet another fantastic read from Brett continuing with his fast paced action keeping you gripped to the very last page.
I literally burnt through both book one and this one as I couldn't put them down..,..Im loving this series.
Turning digital pages quickly we are with our favorite characters in particular Captain Daniel Ash as he is asked to join up again with the resistance who originally saved him to help them track down the Bluebirds HQ t
Rabid Readers Reviews
Jan 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Project Eden, the organization behind the Sage Flu in “Sick,” plans to launch the Sage Flu virus around the world. They’ve vaccinated the chosen and the rest will die. Will Ash and the resistance group that saved him in the first book be able to stop them in time?

I usually dislike epidemic novels and that featuring this sort of storyline intensely but Battles brings a new flavor to the genre that is exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. What Battles gives us a taste of in “Sick,” he foll
Alan Williams
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Exit 9 is the second book in the Project Eden series, Sick is the first book and although you don't need to read it first you probably should just because it too is a great book!

Exit 9 continues the story of potentially world ending terrorism with Project Eden seeking to change the world forever.

The story continues to follow Daniel Ash, and a number of other characters, but now lines between good and evil are a little more blurred than they were before, trust no one!

Brett Battles has another awe
Peggy Holloway
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought Sick was one of the best books I had read in a long time. It had everything I always hope for in a book. Exit 9 is even better and makes me wish we could give more stars than five. I was a little disappointed at the end when I found out that it wasn't the end yet but then I thought, "Great, more to come." I wish I didn't have to wait for the next book.

In Sick, the project ran a trial run, but in Exit 9 they are gearing up for the real thing and boy is it scary. The fact that something
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another great book by Brett Battles, following on from the previously read ‘Sick’, the story continues (so it’s probably best to read Sick before this one!) to follow the story of Project Eden and Captain Ash, now living under a new name and face. The resistance is still committed to stopping the Project, but faces problems of an immense scale, as Project members seem to thwart them at every turn. Not quite as gripping as the first book, and a little more confusing as it introduces a whole host ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action
Although I throughly enjoyed Exit 9, I didn't find it as enthralling as the first in the Project Eden series.

It's the continuing story about the struggle for survival not only for Captain Ash, his children and the people in the battle to stop Project Eden but for the whole human race and for me whilst it filled in the next part of the story and did it extremely well, I found myself missing the heart wrenching and blood pumping hook that was in the first book. Don't get me wrong, there is no lac
John Mann
This was a pretty good sequel to Sick. I wasn't as impressed with Exit 9, though. It was very nice to see more to the story than what Sick left us with, but it seems to have skipped ahead past the part I was most interested in reading! I'm not sure how far this one skipped ahead - a year or two? When I finished Sick, I really thought that the second book would go into detail about what happened to the reporter and her camera man as well as Ash, the main character from Sick. Thankfully they did i ...more
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to the continuation of this story since 30 seconds after I finished Sick. This is a great story conceptually and followed through with great writing! Battles penchant for action and speed makes it seem as though the book reads itself. Building on the characters from Sick, we get more character development and deeper insights into their thinking without sacrificing the never ending action. Looking forward to the next in the Project Eden series - in the next book I hope ...more
Cathy Ryan
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-suspense
This is another fast and furious ride, intense and exciting. The good guys are compelling and likeable, easy to relate to and care about. The supporting characters, who are portrayed really well, are working as they believe, for corporations that promise better things for themselves and their community, but are in fact being manipulated. This part of the storyline goes a long way in racking up the tension.

The narrative hops from country to country and cleverly shows the scope of the planned oper
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
It took a long time to get into this book. I just wasn't impressed with the plot or suspense and I couldn't connect with any of the characters. The scenes kept jumping around and there wasn't really a "main" character to focus on and get to know. But the ending was fantastic. The entire time I was reading the book, I kept thinking that I was done with the series once I made it through this book. But then the last 20 or so pages of the book happened and well... I might have to reconsider my opini ...more
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: audible, pandemic
The theme of this book is “Second Verse Same as the First”. If you read the first book in the series “Sick” then you know what to expect from “Exit 9”. Project Eden is trying to end the world and the Resistance is trying to stop it. Unfortunately this book just continues the overall narrative with a few cliff hangers so again nothing is resolved (which is a pet peeve of mine). On the other hand it has a lot more action than the first book making it into more of a thriller and it’s exceptionally ...more
Jen Walker
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
A great follow-up to Sick. While it didn't have the same intensity as Sick it was still a great sequel that was very exciting. The intensity from Sick came primarily from the raw story of a father fighting for his family and now the story changes to really going after the Project. The story picks up with the Project counting down to Implementation Day---the day the virus will be released while the resistance team along with Ash are trying to figure out not only how to stop ID but how to minimize ...more
Maggie Reed
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm still out of breath and had to start Pale Horses right away. It will be a while until I can breathe right again. What an interesting concept in its own way, but not surprising that one organisation would want to take over the world. In a sense, the idea makes me think of Pinky and The Brain, but it frightens me that, in this case, "The Brain" is actually getting there! I was well into the characterization and was glad to see the outcome with Olivia. To be honest? I didn't think she would tur ...more
Margie Gaines
Dec 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was completely engrossed in EXIT9 and can't wait till the next book in the Project Eden series comes out.   The circumstances are terrifyingly plausible, and the twists and turns made it impossible for me to put the book down.  I was very glad I read the first book in the series, SICK, before picking up EXIT9 because it follows the lives of many of the same characters so I felt like I knew them as I got caught up again in their quest for survival.  The cliff-hanger ending definitely left me on ...more
Brian Krause
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The second in the Project Eden series. Enjoy the plot and background of the series. Most of the characters lack the reader you only get to know a couple of them at all, so keeping track of so many names isn't possible, nor do they contribute anything to the storyline. Despite that, I really enjoy the science behind the story and the idea that Project Eden would impose on humanity. I am looking forward to the next one, Pale Horse.
Dan Barbier
Jul 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This a great second book in a big series. Loved it, although Daniel Ash is the principal character in this one, we follow a lot of people. Perhaps it is because of scope of this saga, that we have so many characters to absorb, but it's the reason, and the only reason this book doesn't have a five star. I will go on reading this series, and i will repeat the last words of the author
"Anxious to know what happens next ? Look gor book three of the Project Eden Thrillers" I will.
Sam Jones
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After trying the first book hoping it would be another zombie apocalypse series and it wasn't, it was much better. The second book in the Project Eden series is a further development on the characters and storyline that slowly comes together to really start to scare and make you read on. Book 2 was read in a day!
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Brett Battles is a Barry Award-winning author of over thirty novels, including Rewinder, the Jonathan Quinn series, the Logan Harper series, and the Project Eden series. He’s also the coauthor, with Robert Gregory Browne, of the Alexandra Poe series. You can learn more at his website:

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