Vendor
Biagi Rights
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Turner (2015-02)
Current material
MS: Complete Unedited
Original language
English
Themas
Thriller / suspense fiction
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THE POISON SECRET

by Loomis, Gregg

Ex-FBI agent Lang Reilly returns in this nail-biting thriller as he races to protect one of the greatest discoveries in the history of medicine: a universal immunity to disease.

In the year 88 BC, King Mithradates of Anatolia died suddenly after an apparent poisoning. His son, Prince Mithradates, then disappeared for seven years into the woods where he collected hemlock plants and other deadly poisons. Upon his return, he shared a fatal meal with his mother and brother. Mithradates, who ultimately became King, somehow left the meal unharmed.
In modern-day Turkey, a young boy endures a bite from a venomous viper. His doctor reports that the child experienced no ill effects and suggests the existence of a universal immunity in his blood, possibly as a descendant of Mithradates. And then the battle over his blood sample begins, attracting vigilantes who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the immunity. They even go so far as to steal young boy’s hematology reports—and then murder the doctor who made the discovery.
Word of the discovery made in his Holt Foundation children’s hospital quickly spreads across continents to Lang Reilly. Lang decides he and his wife, Gurt, must travel to Turkey to get to the bottom of these tragic events. Soon after arriving in Trabzon, Turkey, Lang’s house is burglarized, his rental car is attacked by phony police officers, and his wife is abducted from their hotel room by members of the Turkish mafia. Lang’s life is not the only one in danger, and he must work fast to gain possession of the immunity before it is too late.

Gregg Loomis was born in Atlanta, Georgia, he spent his youth traveling the world, and has worked as a commercial pilot, a racecar driver, and a lawyer specializing in commercial litigation. When THE PEGASUS SECRETintroduced the world to lawyer Lang Reilly; Loomis charted that character’s globetrotting adventures through five more novels: THE COPTIC SECRET, THE CATHAR SECRET, THE SINAI SECRET, THE JULIAN SECRET, and THE BONAPARTE SECRET.

They have been and continue to be international successes in translation (Loomis is published in Bulgaria by Bard & Ciela, Estonia by Ersen, French Canada by Modus Vivendi, Holland by Karakter, Indonesia by Penerbit Kenisius & Penerbit Tandabaca, Russia by Eksmo, Spain by Styria de Ediciones, and Turkey by Pegasus.

Now at home with Turner Publishing, Loomis is back to writing Lang Reilly thrillers with three new ones on the come: THE POISON SECRET, THE NASSAU SECRET, and THE ELIZABETHAN SECRET.

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