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The Void Protocol

(The ICE Sequence #3)

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F. Paul Wilson concludes his medical thriller trilogy featuring Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning as they confront the entities responsible for the supernatural events of Panacea and The God Gene.

F. Paul Wilson is the winner of the Career Achievement in Thriller Fiction in the 2017 RT Reviewers' Choice Best Book Awards

Something sits in a bunker lab buried fifty feet below
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 8th 2019 by Forge
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Mike Kazmierczak
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
There's definitely something to be said about binge reading a series or trilogy. It helps to remember all those small things that connect the books in the series. Plus, it makes for a grander finale when it occurs. Rather than building up for just one book, the finale covers elements from all the books in the trilogy. Characters also get that much more time to develop and change. Unfortunately, too many authors that I read and follow are doing trilogies or shared worlds that I would trap myself ...more
Kari
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audiobook
The Void Protocol is the final book in the ICE trilogy. In this last book, Rick and Laura are working together to find people who have begun to exhibit extraordinary abilities. Their boss wants to pay them while he studies them. Rick and Laura begin to realize that the phenomena has closer ties to Rick's past than they ever knew.

I loved this final book. It was a really cool story. I don't want to give anything away because there are some surprises, especially regarding Rick. I think you could
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David Agranoff
For the record, F.Paul Wilson is one of my favorite living authors. Every time a new book comes out I read as fast as I can. This book is the third in a trilogy but let's face it is more than that. The three books of the Ice Sequence stands alone as a trilogy but if you are interested in Wilson's Secret History universe it connects in small but interesting ways. Wilson has his own Marvel has the MCU and Wilson has the secret history. It spans almost thirty books and short stories starting in his ...more
Jeff Miller
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
The third entry into the series is really started to grow on me as more than a not-repairman-jack.
Dale Russell
Five months ago Laura Fanning had been hired by the mysterious...and ridiculously rich... Clayton Stahlman to track down and bring back a cure for the affliction that would soon end his life. With the assistance of enigmatic Rick Hayden, she follows desperate clues to that leads her to the discovery of a true Panacea that will cure ALL diseases, including the Leukemia threatening to take her daughter from her. Less than a month later Laura and Rick travel to the middle east to investigate a ...more
Nick
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
I read the first book in the ICE sequence a year or two ago and never followed up. At the time I felt like main character action man Rick Hayden was too reminiscent of Repairman Jack, Wilson's best-known character, and without enough distinction to make him really interesting. With a new Jack novel due out by the end of the year, and having heard that the ICE books eventually tie in with the larger Adversary Cycle, I decided to revisit Rick Hayden and his doctor pal Laura Fanning.

And...it didn't
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Jim
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another home run for FPW. A Grand slam. For all those (like me) sad to say goodbye to Repairman Jack and THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE WORLD, FPW has given us another gift with the adventures of ex-spook Rick and M.E. Laura in THE ICE SEQUENCE, of which THE VOID PROTOCOL seems to be the third and last. Appropriating some of H.G. Wells’ terminology from WAR OF THE WORLDS in Rick's description of, the intrusive cosmic entities (ICE) from the RJ and ADVERSARY series are prominently featured in the ICE ...more
Roy
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
As always, Wilson knows how to write an engaging novel. The story is interesting with strong paranormal elements, very bad villains and very capable heroes. This third book in the series is supposed to be the last one, but I don't know why.
There is supposed to be an underlying theme between the three books, but it isn't apparent to me other than the intrusion of outside force or forces is playing with us. In this book, we encounter a manifestation of such force directly but it isn't explained
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Nan Williams
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Void Protocol is the third (and last) in a sci-fi series by F. Paul Wilson. The ending was the least satisfying of those in the trilogy for me. It was also the most unsettling (or terrifying) because of the government agencies implicated and because there didn’t seem to be any basis in world history for its premise.

Normally I don’t read sci-fi, but got hooked with the first in the series “Panacea.” Wilson is a master story teller who makes the story about his characters rather than have the
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Gilda Felt
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
While I do like the two main characters, well, mostly Rick, it was refreshing how much of the story revolved around several other characters. They add depth to the story, and keep the story from just being about Rick and Laura relationship.

All their stories are intertwined, but they still give a fresh perspective on what’s going on with Rick and Laura, and definitely added to this next chapter in what is slowly moving toward an unexpected ending.

While we never really know what was held in the
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Thomas
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
The story was too formulaic. Some parts of the story were unique and others seemed badly placed. I am giving the book three stars because I haven’t read any of the previous books in the series. I did miss some of the nuances that I would have understood having read previous volumes. Overall, the story had strong elements but it needed a stronger plot.
Linda  Branham Greenwell
I have really enjoyed the series . In this last book strange occurrences are happening that appear to be related to expanding human supernormal abilities - where does it come from? what is melis? We learn about secret human experiments by a covert government group... and what is behind it
The characters are well developed and likable
I wish there were more books in the series
Stacy Krueger
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I love this book. It’s a great wrap up for the trilogy and the Easter eggs related to FPW’s other work made my day. I definitely recommend this novel, but it will be better (but not necessary) if you read the first two before this one.
1dkm
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best of the three

This story was more intriguing to me than the last book. Liked the Rick and Laura story within the story of the new group of people. Still like repairman jack better, but that being said, still thoroughly enjoyed this part of the story.
MsAliceP
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Wish I had remembered that I had read the first book in this series, Panacea. Had I remembered I would have given this one a pass. Totally cheesy sic fi.
Yolanda
Feb 02, 2019 rated it liked it
It was ok
Randy
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Usually I don't read novels, but for some reasons, I just like this author's novels.
Christian
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Skimmed the last third.
Paul Rouleau
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
stupid SiFi
Jackie Jameson
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good writing-good story-happy ending? Maybe.
James
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Top notch trilogy. Writing and narrating. Highly recommend.
Judy
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I think I would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't somehow missed book 2 of the series.
Leslie Angel
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Really enjoyed this three-book sci-fi suspense/romp, likable characters, interesting settings.
Dani
Sep 02, 2019 rated it liked it
First 200 pages 4 stars, last 130 pages 2 stars.
Dave Butler
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
solid finish, really like the way everything in the massive secret history is really one huge story - though the main characters here are awfully similar to those in the repairman jack thread.
Alison
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very interesting and exciting except for the way the Anomaly zinged around like the green slime in Ghost Busters!
Ron
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Good beginning but painfully slow ending
Amanda
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
3.5 stars.

Um... While writing this review I just noticed this is the 3rd book in a series??
Aj Baker
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Mar 31, 2019
Scott Clement
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Jun 16, 2019
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Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. His debut novel was Healer (1976). Wilson is also a part-time practicing family physician. He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies. In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with ...more

Other books in the series

The ICE Sequence (3 books)
  • Panacea (The ICE Sequence #1)
  • The God Gene (The ICE Sequence #2)