whiteout Author:ken follett A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems but she has no idea of the nightmare to come. — As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people converge on a remote family house. Stanley Oxenford, the re... more »search company's director, has everything riding on the drug he is developing to fight the virus--but he isn't the only one: His grown children, who have come to spend Christmas, have their eyes on the money it will bring; Toni Gallo, forced to resign from the police department in disgrace, is betting her career on keeping the drug sage; a local television reporter, determined to move up, has sniffed the story and to tell it is willing to bend the facts; and a violent trio of thugs is on its way to steal it for a client already waiting--though what the client really has in mind is something that will shock them all.
As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks--jealousy, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalry--crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett to a class by himself.