2006: #7 – Whiteout (Ken Follett)
Published by Signet on October 25th 2005
Genres: medical thriller
Also by this author: Jackdaws, Hornet Flight
As a blizzard whips out of the north on Christmas Eve, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, director of a pharmaceutical research company, has everything riding on a drug he is developing to fight a lethal virus. Several others are interested in his success too: his children, at home for Christmas with their offspring, have their eyes on the money he will make; Toni Gallo, head of his security team and recently forced to resign from the police, is betting her career on keeping it safe; an ambitious local television reporter sniffs a story, even if he has to bend the facts to tell it; and a violent trio of thugs is on their way to steal it, with a client already waiting.
As the storm worsens and the group is laid under siege by the elements, the emotional sparks crackle and dark secrets are revealed that threaten to drive Stanley and his family apart for ever.
Book #7 of 2006 was Whiteout, by Ken Follett.
I just can’t say enough about Ken Follett. Unfortunately, this is the last book of his I currently have! I am just immediately engrossed in his books, before the first chapter is even done. I actually spent over 3 hours last night reading (during American Idol!), I was so interested. This is the first of his I’ve read that actually takes place in modern times. Most everything else I’ve read was set in the WWII era, so this was a nice change of pace. Now I need to get some more!
Book count: 7
Pages in book: 374
Page count: 3,370
Words in book: 113,618