Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Whiteout by Ken Follett



An injured lab technician, a missing canister. Toni Gallo, the attractive new head of the security team operating at the local pharmaceutical-research company, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.

As his family converges on a remote farmhouse in Scotland for the Christmas period. Stanley Oxenford is a worried man. Everything is riding on a new drug he has developed to fight a lethal virus; all have something to gain with the money he’s going to make. Toni Gallo, too, is out to prove herself as a woman up to her job. Then a blizzard whips out of the north, and as the storm worsens, the emotional sparks – jealousies, distrust and sexual attraction – crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, WHITEOUT rockets Follett into a class by himself.


This was another book I started and just kept turning the pages. The author did a good job of developing the characters and they came alive before your eyes. I found myself screaming “I can’t believe he did that!”. Great book.


5 comments:

B Boys Mom said...

This one also sounds good! I love a book that makes me yell out!

The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

Ooh, that sounds like a fun book! I'm going to put it on reserve at the library right now. I love books that make you laugh or exclaim out loud. :-) I'm so jealous of all the reading you do. But you know what, I could do it too if I watched less TV in the evenings. But that makes me laugh out loud (and sometimes cry, ie, biggest loser) too.

Vixen said...

Excellent, now I can head over to the library with an idea in mind.

Michelle said...

Wow, I like how this one sounds. Another great book to add to my reading list. Thanks for the info.

The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

I just finished reading this! I really enjoyed it too! When I returned it to the library I got another Follett - The Hammer of Eden. I hope it's as fun a read. :-)