Jake Scarne is asked to investigate a notorious murder in Hawaii the police have already solved. After all, they have fingerprint evidence, witnesses and a confession from the now-dead killer.
Scarne is reluctant to get involved, even when a Chicago law firm that represents the victim’s widow dangles a huge fee in his face. Then he finds out who the widow is!
With strange disease outbreaks occurring across the globe, Scarne’s investigation soon uncovers an international conspiracy fueled by perverted science.
Against the backdrop of his own personal turmoil, Scarne’s hunt for a murderer in THE VIRON CONSPIRACY turns into a race against time, in which thousands, perhaps millions, of lives are at stake.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lawrence De Maria is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist who cut his teeth on financial corruption at The New York Times and Forbes. His other thrillers and mysteries do not have to be read in order, but he believes to do so will enhance the reader’s experience.
ALTON RHODE MYSTERIES (in order):
JAKE SCARNE THRILLERS (in order):
Sound of Blood
The Viron Conspiracy
COLE SUDDEN THRILLERS (In Order):
The Hadron Escape
According to John Crudele of the New York Post, Alton Rhode has “a touch of Bourne, a dash of Bond and a sprig of Spenser.”
“While De Maria may have been an award-winning financial reporter, he’s an awfully good fiction writer as well.” (THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS)
“What is really almost beyond belief is how easily De Maria has transitioned from the dry world of financial reporting to the wild and lavish world of novel writing.” (THE COLLIER CITIZEN)
De Maria is “a master of thriller dialogue.” (THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF BOOKS)