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 ... more »research company's director, has everything riding on the drug he is developing to fight the virus-but heisn't the only one. His grouwn 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 safe; 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 in 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 heros emerge. Filled with startling twists at every urn, Whiteout rockets Follett to a class by himself.
Unabridged. 9 Cassettes. 12 hours approximate playing time.« less