By James Rollins
ju·das pressure, n. a systematic time period for an organism that drives a complete species to extinction
big apple occasions bestselling writer James Rollins returns with a terrifying tale of an historical threat reborn to plague the trendy global . . . and of an most unlikely wish that lies hidden within the such a lot stunning position conceivable: in the language of angels.
From the depths of the Indian Ocean, a terrible plague has arisen to devastate humankind--a disorder that is unknown, unstoppable . . . and lethal. however it is simply a harbinger of the doom that's to keep on with. Aboard a cruise liner reworked right into a makeshift sanatorium, Dr. Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis--operatives of SIGMA Force--search for solutions to the unusual ailment. yet there are others with a ways much less altruistic intentions. In a savage and surprising coup, terrorists hijack the vessel, turning a mercy send right into a floating bio-weapons lab.
an international away, SIGMA's Commander grey Pierce thwarts the murderous schemes of a pretty would-be killer who holds the 1st clue to the invention of a potential remedy. Pierce joins forces with the girl who sought after him useless, and jointly they embark upon an incredible quest following the path of the main fabled explorer in background: Marco Polo. yet time is an enemy as a world pandemic grows speedily uncontrolled. As a constant madman canines their each step, grey and his not going best friend are being pulled into an brilliant secret buried deep in antiquity and in humanity's genetic code. and because the seconds tick in the direction of doomsday, grey Pierce will notice he can really belief nobody, for anyone of them will be . . . a Judas.
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It appears that evidently Monk couldn't shoot his approach in the course of the throng of pirates the following. it will simply get them either killed. nonetheless, Monk’s hand drifted to his rifle. He should not have concerned the child. He’d come to lean too seriously on him, driven him too a ways. Jessie had left an hour in the past, trying to find any neighborhood maps of the area. an individual should have a map or might comic strip one. The pirates needed to be getting their offers from someplace within reach. Monk had suggested warning, yet Jessie had scampered away, eyes vibrant. And glance what it received him. With a last wail, Jessie fell from the plank’s finish and tumbled into the water, notable it challenging. Monk rushed to the rail, besides many of the pirates, status shoulder to shoulder as they catcalled, cheered, and cursed. Bets have been positioned. Monk let loose a held breath while Jessie resurfaced, kicking tough, on his again, gasping. a couple of pirates close to the bow leveled rifles on the suffering sufferer. Oh God… pictures cracked crisp, in particular loud less than the muffle of the netting. Spats of splashes marked the effect. At Jessie’s heels. extra laughter. the child kicked more durable and writhed, swimming clear of the boat. He may by no means make it to shore. one of many blue speedboats aimed immediately towards his floundering form, intending to run him over. yet on the final second, it dodged away, swamping Jessie with its wake. He sputtered up, taking a look extra offended than anxious. On his again, he scissor-kicked and used his certain palms as a few type of rudder. the fellow was once powerful and wiry. however the speedboat was once speedier. It swung round back, sweeping again for one more go. A guffawing gunman behind the boat braced himself and aimed his attack rifle. He strafed the water because the boat handed among the cruise send and the boy. Monk cringed, realizing Jessie couldn't have survived this time. The speedboat buzzed prior. And there Jessie used to be, coughing and sputtering. He paddled and kicked. A small cheer arose from the pirates. Monk’s fingers clenched at the rail, difficult sufficient to tear it away. Goddamn assholes have been toying with Jessie, stretching out the torture. even if he was once not able to behave, refusing to show away, Monk’s hands tightened right into a knot. His face, heated to a red-hot hearth, has to be gleaming in the course of the nut-brown make-up. All my fault… Jessie fought towards shore, on his aspect now, trying to find how a ways he needed to swim to arrive the seashore. The speedboat turned around again. Laughter echoed over the water. Jessie kicked quicker. without warning he popped up, discovering sand lower than his feet. He ran, fell, shoved, and dove towards shore. Then his legs have been high-stepping in the course of the lapping water. He pounded around the seashore towards the dense jungle. move, Jessie… The speedboat raced through. pictures have been fired. Sand exploded, leaves shredded. Then Jessie dashed the final steps and vanished headlong into the woodland, hands nonetheless tied at the back of his again. extra cheers, a few disillusioned groans. cash replaced arms. yet so much have been nonetheless chuckling, as though at a few inner most comic story. Monk nudged his neighbor. “Apa? ” he requested. because the band of pirates right here was once a mixture of locals and overseas mercenaries, Monk had realized that pigeon Malay handed ok.