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It hadn't occurred to him that he might be putting himself in serious danger. Not until now." Mark Prescott's imagination is going wild. He knows his friend John Avery Whittaker (Whit) keeps his attic door locked. But why? What's hidden up there and protected so carefully? Invited to stay with Whit while his parents are in Washington, D.C., Mark grows curious when Whit forbids him to enter the attic. Fueled by thriller comic books, his mind conjures up dark possibilities. Along with them grows a determination to get beyond the locked door and learn Whit's secret. How will Mark gain entree? What will he find once he does? As he answers those questions, he learns hard lessons about trust, honesty, and the need to guard his thoughts.
In the face of a new plague that threatens the world, our forensic heroes investigate the past to save the future-- studying evidence from when the Black plague decimated a small english village eyam, pronounced eem, during the seventeenth-century.After the greedy founders of a scientific research laboratory intentionally infect subjects with a deadly plague in order to develop a lucrative vaccine, the plague spreads beyond the lab's control. A top-secret government team of scientists covertly begins to research a solution. They turn their attention to the seventeenth-century--the only other time when a widespread plague ravaged the world--for clues on how to prevent this disaster from happening again. In particular, the scientists are interested in how eighty people from the village of Eyam were able to remain virtually untouched by the plague at the height of the Black Death's deadly reign over Europe. But trouble is afoot in Eyam--grave robberies, grisly murders, and the bizarre reappearance of the Blue Monk--a legendary, spectral figure from the time of the plague. Can he be real? And who's trying to stop the team from discovering the truth about Eyam? Distinguished authors Paul McCusker and Walt Larimore, M.D. have collaborated to deliver this sweeping, fast-paced novel that spans the globe and transcends time. Sure to leave readers wanting more, The Eyam Factor is a riveting introduction to the authors' new Time Scene Investigators series.
Masses of people are dying from a mysterious flu. While the TSI team searches for a cure, a notorious eco-terrorist group,Return to Earth, uses an influenza bomb to poison the water. It's a race against time--with the outcome impacting the entire world.By the time the team discovers that the terrorists are using the water supply to infect people, the sickness is spreading worldwide and no one has a cure. When Return to Earth makes off with a mysterious device called the influenza bomb with the intent to destroy all of mankind, Dr. Hutchinson must stop the contamination from being spread before it's too late.
They found her by the dilapidated country chapel clutching shards of colored glass from the old stained glass windows, desperately clinging to the fragments of a shattered past. England. Shrouded in the heartache of a fifty-year-old secret, Elaine Arthur suddenly slips into a deep depression and gives up on life. Lainey, her granddaughter, is desperate to save her-and certain that uncovering the secret will bring healing and hope. America. Nicholas, the grandson of a powerful publishing mogul, discovers a box from his grandfather's English past-including unopened letters that reveal a love once lost. Nicholas believes those letters may explain his grandfather's hardheartedness, and the writer may hold the key that could open the door to redemption. As Lainey and Nicholas search for answers, their paths cross and, together, they move into a deep mystery and discover that love-and forgiveness-can show up in the most unlikely places. From the pain of the past emerges a tender story of lost love, betrayal, reconciliation, and renewed hope that spans a half-century and thousands of miles.