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Pandemic

(Paul Richter #2)

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The second high-adrenalin, techno-espionage international thriller featuring maverick British agent Paul Richter. Off the island of Crete an illicit diver finds a 30-year-old aircraft wreck on the seabed. From amongst the corpses still strapped inside he recovers a steel case containing four sealed flasks. The rogue diver manages to cut one of them open . . . but within ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published August 1st 2010 by Pan Macmillan (first published June 17th 2005)
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Christie Cackler
Dec 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
ROTTEN TOMATOES!!! The book is too long, with too much extraneous fillerk

Too many people. Too much filler. Too hard to follow. A rating of Minis Give Stars would be too complimentary.
Michael
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another blast from Paul Richter

This third instalment of the Paul Richter series sees our man going up against a shadowy conspiracy. There is, as ever, action aplenty with some strong scientific stuff to occasionally get your head around (don’t let me put you off with that, it is easy to follow). There is also some pause for thought material in the epilogue that will test your assumptions, if you choose to read it. Another great read, I’m straight on to Book 4, see you there...
Linda Schmidt-
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
James Barrington impresses me with his knowledge and research. In this the third book I've read in the Paul Richter series, Barrington weaves in material about bio-terrorism with new tidbits about the protagonist's experience with flying and motorcycles. Pandemic is set on the island of Crete as well as London and the Washington,DC area. As usual, Barrington supplies the reader with plot twists and dramatic tension.
James Stein
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Suspense - Good Plot - Interesting Read After The Story

I like reading Barrington and look forward to the next Paul Richter. Only downside is a lack of a good old fashioned proofreader. One of the things that impresses me is the obvious high quality research that is evident in Barrington 's stories. I'd recommend his books for readers who don't mind some violence, a strong hero, a bit patriotism, a solid plot and suspense.
Martin
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
I am still not sure whether I like writing style or not, sometimes it's so detailed, it's already boring, on the other hand, the story had its grip on one. Basically the story is quite fascinating, sometimes fast paced and I like the quite realistic scenarios. But the details in some parts are a bit too much for me sometimes. That's where I read the page rather fast...
Sandra Mullett
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again a good read from this series

Well written and easy to roll along with the story line

James barringtons's theory on AIDS certainly seems credible and adds an extra dimension to this story
Walt Mccluskey
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pandemic

Excellent story and a particularly good ending for a change . The logic and reasoning behind the entire tale was a thing of beauty. Exciting in its telling and kept me interested all throughout.
Alison
Jan 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just ok.

Too much minutiae. The book could have been half the length. The editorial on AIDS at the end has so much misinformation to be comical. Catching it from a sneeze -really???
Ruth Willis
Interesting but to wordy.

I will give myself another chance to read the next one. No more to add. I felt that all the descriptions were overly done.
andrew t shier
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Abibliophobic  Guy
This was a supreme let down in comparison to it's predecessor. It lacked that spark, excitement and danger that was so prevalent in Overkill. However, it was still a very thought provoking, adrenaline pumping tale - it just got bogged down in one too many places. A disappointing, but still entertaining Three Stars.

Plot: Three Stars

This plot deals with the emergence of a killer disease, from a wrecked plane on the sea-bed, which sparks into motion an adventure on Crete. There is plenty of
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Ian McCulloch
Dec 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing but

A good read but I was left wondering where Richter got all of these new skills from without being told where he got them. Perhaps a chapter about who trained him and whether not he got away with speaking to them the way he does Simpson. ***
Ricardo
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I like how this author develops a concept and gives a thorough description and explanation but without allowing the data to take over the plot. VERY interesting premise. I thought I had the book figured out but the actual end took me by surprise
Gerry Davy
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great read and I loved the premise behind the plot.
MW009307
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Would give more than 5 stars as I gave the first one 5 and this is even better.
Good story, good action but allowed to build slowly.
Timothy Lam
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
A classic thriller involving a medical emergency, spies and carrier flying.
Atle Ryttersveen
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great follow up to Overkill. Paul Richter is back in action. He is chasing a chemical weapon in the Greek Ilands. Great stuff, even a better character study than in Overkill.
Simon
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another great book
Sean C
Apr 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
This was a disappointment. Too cliche, too many improbable scenarios influenced by dumb luck or chance, too much to ask me to swallow.
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“What’s your name?’ Richter asked, his voice quiet and controlled. ‘Murphy. Mike Murphy.’ The response came through clenched teeth as the wounded man clutched at his shattered shoulder. ‘Well, Mike, here’s the bad news. Some of us in British Intelligence,’ Richter said, echoing Murphy’s remarks, ‘don’t have scruples and don’t give a flying fuck for anybody’s rules. But what I don’t do is tell lies, so you’re getting the same two you doled out to Stein there.’ Richter altered his aim slightly and shot Murphy in the stomach. The assassin howled with pain and doubled up, falling to the ground. Richter stepped closer and ten seconds later Murphy fell silent permanently as Richter’s last bullet blew off the top of his head” 0 likes
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