Charles Mallory is a former CIA member and one of the few
people who may be able to figure out a strange mystery.
Found in a safety deposit box, a three-word message may be
the key to solving the mystery of the deadly virus killing
innocents in the Third World. With Washington involved and
much on the line, Charles must work fast to uncover a
devious plot that is already dripping in blood.
Charles may not have to do this alone, however; he has a
convincing. Charles and Jon's relationship isn't quite
perfect, but with some TLC may be able to be repaired.
James Lilliefors has created a masterful plot full of
intricacies, and yet enough hints to allow readers to
fully grasp what is going on. There are so many evil
characters in this book that readers will have trouble
deciding which one to hate most.
The plot runs deep in VIRAL, there isn't one
chapter that doesn't focus on the deadly virus in some
way. The male protagonists felt perfect in this story. At
times, it feels like there aren't enough good male
protagonists, but Lilliefors manages to create two
characters with depth and makes readers love them.
If you are a fan of thriller novels then you will want to
be sure to VIRAL on your to be read list.
In remote pockets of the Third World, a deadly virus is
quietly sweeping through impoverished farming villages and
shanty towns with frightening speed and potency. Meanwhile,
in Washington, a three-word message left in a safe-deposit
box may be the key to stopping the crisis—if, that is,
Charles Mallory, a private intelligence contractor and
former CIA operative, can decipher the puzzle before time
What Mallory begins to discover are the traces of a secret
war, with a bold objective—to create a new, technologically
advanced society. With the help of his brother Jon, an
investigative reporter, can he break the story to the world
before it is too late—before a planned “humane depopulation”
As the stakes and strategies of this secret war become more
evident, the Mallory brothers find themselves in a complex
game of wits with an enemy they can’t see: a new sort of
superpower led by a brilliant, elusive tactician who
believes that ends justify means.