Friday, January 26, 2007


Just finished Whiteout by Ken Follett. It's a page turner about a family Christmas that keeps going wrong, as a blizzard hits Scotland and a deadly virus falls into the wrong hands.

I don't want to spoil the story, but I learned a lot about how a research lab handles deadly viruses and tries to keep them secure.

The characters were lively, with a strong female security expert, an admirable scientist-entrepreneur, and a clever villain who alternates between likable and despicable.

Follett, of course, is well known for his ability to cast a spell of suspense.

With a positive blizzard of action,
As cars slip and slide without traction,
The wizard provides satisfaction.

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