The Marburg Mutation

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At the death of fabled CIA operative Bud (Fisher) Liljigren, field agent Adam Zak and his tech-savvy partner, Dreu Sason, are recruited to lead the agency’s deep-cover Unit 1.

When Fisher’s former lover from his service days in Norway alerts the unit of renewed secret activity in what was once a WW II Nazi experimental lab, Zak recruits a brilliant but disaffected FBI agent, Janet McIntire, to replace him in the field and lead the investigation. 

As McIntire inserts herself into the life of Alesund, Norway, as the visiting great-niece of Fisher’s wartime lover, word circulates through the international intelligence community that a weaponized strain of the deadly Marburg virus is on the market to be auctioned to the highest bidder. 

Following a devastating demonstration of the virus’s phenomenal kill rate, McIntire and the Unit 1 team race international buyers to identify the seller, destroy the Marburg mutation, and prevent a potential global catastrophe. 

1 review for The Marburg Mutation

  1. Uvi Poznansky

    A weaponized strain of the deadly Marburg virus is on the market to be auctioned to the highest bidder. A brilliant FBI agent, Janet McIntire, is recruited by Adam Zak and Drew Sason, the new leaders of the Unit 1 team after the death of legendary CIA operative Bud Liljigren. She must lead the investigation into what what was once a WWII Nazi experimental lab, and is now located in Alesund, Norway.

    This thriller connects dots across the globe, following the deadly trail of experiments with contagion. The mad scientist has no scruples using the deadly strain on prostitutes, whom he lures to his place for the purpose of experimentation. He also lets the virus loose on a small village to gauge its effects. A local boy who knows where the virus came must be rescued by the deep-cover Unit 1 team.

    The characters are carefully drawn by Allan Kent, the events that made them who they are layered in detail, and their appearance vividly described, reflecting that history. “Bud’s face was a network of small scars from fragments of the windscreen that had exploded during his crash. She had stopped noticing them long ago, seeing instead the firm, determined set of his jaw when a problem caught his attention…”

    The narrator of the audiobook edition, Paul J. McSorley, an avid listener himself, is not at all embarrassed to tell people that some of the best times of any given day he spends are inside a padded room. His joy at telling the story definitely comes through and his reading is engaging.

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