A Heartbeat Away

A Heartbeat Away

Audiobook CD - 2010
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On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one foresees the horrific turn of events that leads him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol. A terrorist group calling itself Genesis has unleashed a highly contagious, deadly virus into the building, and the only one who fully knows the potential consequences is the president himself. Desperate, he turns to virologist Griffin Rhodes, who is currently jailed in a maximum-security prison for the alleged theft of a microbe from the lab where he worked. Griff knows he is innocent but is forced to barter with the government: his attempt at a cure in exchange for his release. The situation grows more terrifying by the minute. Every single person in line for presidential succession is trapped in the building -- everyone except the Director of Homeland Security, the so-called Designated Survivor for this event, who is tucked away safely in his Minnesota home. With enemies both named and unnamed closing in, and the security of the entire nation at stake, Griff must unravel the mysteries of this virus as one by one those imprisoned in the Capitol begin to die.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2010.
ISBN: 9781427209931
Branch Call Number: PALME
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Mar 17, 2018

This CD is unreadable. Just keeps skipping after about chapter 20. Thanks

Oct 31, 2017

Loved this book. One of his best, in my opinion.

Apr 09, 2014

This story actually made me nervous listening on audio CD because the story was so believable I could actually see something like this happening. Some authors have a true talent for building out a story and Michael Palmer does just that. Great story, great characters, and for me the most important part of a great story--a great ending! 8 out of 10 for me.

Jan 02, 2012

Very exciting. Good story line. 8 of 10 for me.

Jun 12, 2011

Not one of Palmer's better efforts. One of the main characters seems like a thinly veiled Hillary Clinton. Not bad, but not much of the medical drama that fans of Palmer will expect.

May 08, 2011

A good story with well thought plots. 9 of 10 stars

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