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The Ninth Day
In less than nine days, terror crosses the border . . .
Hiking in Arizona, biochemist Emma Caldridge inadvertently interrupts the operations of dangerous traffickers in human cargoand is chased south into the arms of millionaire drug merchants. Suddenly a prisoner of Mexicos most feared cartel, Emma makes a shocking discovery in the marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez: plants rotting with a flesh-eating toxin that causes a truly horrible death within nine days of exposure. And there is no antidote.
The cartel believes that U.S. agents contaminated the plants, and, determined to make their enemy pay, they prepare to spread their lethal product across America. Emma Caldridge searches desperately for a cure, but time is running out more quickly than she anticipated. For Emma herself has been infectedand, barring a miracle, she will die before the terrible dawning of . . .
About the Author
Jamie Freveletti is a former trial lawyer, martial artist, and runner. She is the author of four books in her own Emma Caldridge series as well as Robert Ludlum's Covert One novel, The Janus Reprisal. She lives in Chicago.
Praise for The Ninth Day…
“Exciting....Caldridge’s grit, ingenuity, and courage should win her new fans.”
“Jamie Freveletti shows once again why she is one of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters, this one will satisfy even the most finicky of readers.”
-Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key
“One entertaining read.”
-Mystery Scene on Running Dark
“This fast-paced thriller makes good use of a timely topic.”
-Booklist on Running Dark
“Ten pages in, my heart was pounding—and the tension only grew from there. This is a breathless, hair-raising read, one of the most gripping thrillers I’ve read in a long, long time.”
-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake on Running from the Devil
“Just terrific—full of thrills and tradecraft, pace and peril. An outstanding debut.”
-Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to Lose on Running from the Devil