DescriptionAround the world, a deadly outbreak spreads.
The CDC and WHO race to stop it, but they soon learn that this pandemic hides a dark secret. It may be the start of a scientific experiment that could alter the human race forever--and reveal a shocking truth about our future.
Experience the groundbreaking novel that will change everything you think you know about pandemics--and how to survive one.
âReads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton.â
Now an Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.
A hundred miles north of Alaska, a US Coast Guard vessel discovers a sunken submarine at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean. It has no national identification and doesnât match the records of any known vessel. Deep within, researchers find evidence of a scientific experiment that will rewrite our basic understanding of the human race.
In Atlanta, Dr. Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years. As the CDCâs leading epidemiologist, sheâs among the first responders to outbreaks around the world. Itâs a lonely and dangerous job, but itâs her lifeâand sheâs good at it. This time, she may have met her match.
In Kenya, an Ebola-like pathogen has infected two Americans. One lies at deathâs door. With the clock ticking, Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO. What they find in the remote village is beyond their worst fears. As she traces the origin of the pathogen, Peyton begins to believe that there is more to this outbreakâthat it may be merely the opening act in a conspiracy with far reaching consequences.
In Berlin, Desmond Hughes awakens in a hotel room with no memory of how he got there or who he is. On the floor, he finds a dead security guard from an international pharmaceutical company. His only clue leads him to Peyton Shawâa woman who seems to know him, but refuses to tell him how. With the police searching the city for him, Desmond desperately tries to piece together what happened to him. To his shock and horror, he learns that he may be involved in causing the outbreakâand could hold the only key to stopping it.
As the pathogen spreads around the world, Peyton and Desmond race to unravel the conspiracy behind the pandemicâand uncover secrets some want to keep buried. With time running out, they face an unimaginable decision.
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Selected Praise and Published Reviews
âI finished the book fast because I just couldnât wait...â
âWIRED GeekDad on Departure
âRiddle makes an effort to keep the focus on how his characters react to each other (including to their future selves) rather than to the technological marvels that reshaped their world.â
âPublisherâs Weekly on Departure
âWell-constructed and tightly-wound as a fine Swiss watchâDeparture has non-stop action, an engaging plot and, of course, wheels within wheels.â
âDiana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander on Departure
About Pandemic ISBN:9781788541299