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RESURRECTION [Kindle Edition]

Ken McClure
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A half-dead man crashes his car at the Iraqi border. He is picked up by a British patrol and found to have suffered a rare reaction to the smallpox vaccine. But why are the Iraqis innoculating their population against a disease which has been wiped out for twenty years?

A young Iraqi student at the Institute of Molecular Science in Edinburgh, Scotland kills himself for no apparent reason. Nobody links these incidents until Adam Dewar, investigating the movement of smallpox virus fragments between UK research institutes, stumbles on the horrific possibility that the student had been under pressure from the Iraqis to reconstruct the virus. And with the continued presence of the Iraqi secret service in the city, Dewar can only conclude that they are waiting for someone else to finish the job.

And then smallpox breaks out on the Muirhouse Estate, one of the poorest and most densely populated areas in Edinburgh. The priority is to contain the virus, but with the death toll rising, riots breaking out on the estate and the iraqis still waiting, Dewar is in a race against time to discover the source of the disease and prevent it falling into the hands of a hostile nation. A nation that would only be too willing to hold the world to ransom.

Ken McClure is the internationally bestselling author of over twenty medical thrillers such as The Lazarus Strain, The Gulf Conspiracy, White Death and Dust to Dust. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages and he has earned a reputation for the accuracy of his predicitions. McClure's work is informed by his background as an award-winning research scientist with the UK's Medical Research Council.

This title was first published by Simon & Schuster Ltd. (UK) in 1999

Author's note : -

RESURRECTION was the second title to feature the Sci-Med Inspectorate - a small investigative unit based in the Home Office of the UK government. This unit was to become the basis of my Dr Steven Dunbar series of books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Saltoun (13 Feb 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #107,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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KEN McCLURE is an award-winning medical scientist as well as a global selling author. He was born and brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he studied medical sciences and cultivated a career that has seen him become a prize-winning researcher in his field. Using this strong background to base his thrillers in the world of science and medicine, he is currently the author of twenty-four novels and his work is available across the globe in over twenty languages. He has visited and stayed in many countries in the course of his research but now lives in the county of East Lothian, just outside Edinburgh.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very well paced and intriguing thriller 16 Jan 2012
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A seriously ill man is discovered crossing the Iraqi border. Is Saddam trying to resurrect one of the most deadly diseases ever to afflict the human race? The investigation leads to a research centre in the UK. This is the first book I have read by Ken McClure but I doubt it will be the last. The first part of the book revolves around an investigation into the possibility that the Iraqis may be trying to obtain the virus from a research centre in the UK. This part of the story reaches a conclusion about half way through the book and I expected to be near the end of the story. I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at the progress bar at the bottom of the Kindle and realised it had a long way to go. The second half did not disappoint.

I had initial doubts about this book as I don't generally enjoy thrillers which have been superceded by events (that Saddam and his regime are part of history in this case). However, I was drawn in to a novel that is well paced and very believable with very few of the faults that many thrillers, even by well-known authors, exhibit e.g. superficial characters and no more than a passing acquaintance with scientific reality. In conclusion a very good read.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read from Ken McClure 10 Jan 2012
By barty9
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This is the third book that I've read from this author as a result of the limited promotions on Amazon. All three have been excellent with plausible plots that have sprung twists all the way through. I'm not going to give anything away, but I would highly recommend this book as well as his others. Its also great to have recent British authors on the best sellers lists that you can get for free!!
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This was a page turner form start to finish, and the plot kept me guessing right to the end. Strong characters and a great plot made this book. If have read a couple of Ken McClure's books, but this has to be the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spots wha hae! 26 July 2012
By Antony
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Really enjoyed this medical thriller about an Edinburgh smallpox outbreak, first published a dozen years ago. The official response team and the broad brush characters and attitudes of those detailed off to deal with the threat rang true.
I found the main character, Dr Dewar, was kept just a shade too much at arm's length for us to get inside his skin and experience the goings-on with him. That would have put the icing on the cake because this was mainly plot-driven rather than character-driven so it didn't detract from the tale although it would have made it more intense for the reader. To be fair, the real Dr Dewar would probably have kept you at arm's length anyway.
The only cavil is the Kindle formatting sometimes leaves much to be desired. Blank spaces, interrupted paragraphs and missing speech marks. But since I got it for free I have little grounds for complaint.
All in all though, a good read and well-recommended for in-flight or on-the-beach entertainment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh this was a damn good book! 17 July 2012
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How I have missed Ken McClure for all these years is a mystery to me - what a fabulous read, got this as a free Kindle download but would happily have paid for it. I loved the twists, turns, and I really was kept guessing to the last. Knowing the area that the book is set in also helped me to race through the book wanting to know what happened. Going to have to go off and find more Ken McClures to read now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars read it i thought it was very believable 24 Jun 2012
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i have this on paperback as well as on kindle. i read it a few years back and loved it. the thought of bringing back such a deadly virus is very scary and in todays world a real threat. this is one book i intend to read again in the near future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good medical thriller 23 Jun 2012
By Mim
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I have read several others by Ken McClure and enjoyed them. This dates from 1999 and features Sci med his fictional secret government organisation.
I was a little puzzled as Dr Stephen Dunbar does not appear in this book, the main character is another Doctor named Dewar
Depth of character is not the author's strong point and actually the two are interchangeable.
The plot was feasible, felt topical and pacy. In spite of being written some years ago it didn't feel dated as can happen with modern thrillers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read despite the lack of proofreading 9 Jun 2012
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An intriguing plot with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. The Kindle edition was free from Amazon and it is maybe churlish to complain but the quality of the Kindle edition is really poor, with typos on almost every page - mostly wrong punctuation and double line breaks in mid-sentence. It doesn't spoil the book but it is jarring and amateurish. I've also bought a paid-for Kindle edition of another of McClure's books and it will be interesting to see how that compares.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars What's smallpox?
A good read with some nice twists and turns, not Kens best but enjoyable all the same. The medics among us should enjoy it.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars action packed
Once again a winner one two three four five at seven eight nine ten elf twit three four five six
Published 5 months ago by bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 5* review
Fab fab fab, love and have read everything Mr McClure has written. Eagerly anticipating some new work to really get my teeth into!!!
Published 8 months ago by Suntansally
1.0 out of 5 stars Ken McClure
I really enjoyed this book by Ken McClure. I love the sci-med stories and the believability that something like this could possibly happen.
Published 9 months ago by B
4.0 out of 5 stars Resurection
This is a book about the smallpox virus, all begining is to be found in Iraq, where they are trying to start new warfare. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Peteris Mikelsons
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
This medical thriller really grabs the attention and is hard to put down. It is a bit outdated by events and technology but that does not detract from the enjoyment.
Published 13 months ago by Jonny Monny
5.0 out of 5 stars Tense thriller
I've read a few of Ken McClure's books and found them all riveting page turners and this is no exception. Entertains while it educates in a subtle way.
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Redirection by Ken McClure
Very good story had to keep reading till finish. Will definitely be reading more of Ken McClure books in future.
Published 14 months ago by Norriecm
4.0 out of 5 stars first time reading
Never read any Ken McClure before, will read more. I enjoyed reading in the context of a place I know well. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Martin Faulkner
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-read and enjoyable thriller
Trying to escape Iraq, a lone solider is apprehended and subsequently dies from an extreme reaction to a smallpox vaccination. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Caroline
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