Two doctors are on thin ice as they race to save the world from a deadly disease.
Epidemic researcher Dr. Avery Thatcher has studied countless illnessesbut nothing prepares her for what she finds at a remote Antarctic base: the man she never wanted to see again and a mysterious ailment ravaging inhabitants. Avery will do whatever it takes to discover the illness's cause, and she vows to keep her heartbreaking history with Dr. Grant Jones in the pasteven if reignited passion brings them dangerously close.
For Grant, ending this outbreak and regaining Avery's trust are vital. As their hunt to contain a lethal pathogen escalates, he'll put everything on the line to avert disaster. But will another insidious threat stop them both cold?"
The tension is high and the fear evident as a mysterious virus is killing staff members living at the Antarctic base. The limits of the environment set another kind of scare to the scene, the possibility of surviving the threat of the mystery disease is narrow as the knowledge of its ability to spread and havoc are unknown.
I have to say that the fear of the mystery disease was not only palpable on the pages of the story, the possibilities of the strength of it seeped into my dreams after reading the story at night. The chill of the Antartic air was nothing compared to the frigidity of the potentiality of the virus.
Grant and Avery, both extremely smart and capable, were warm, kind, and charming characters. The past was still, after ten years, strongly in their minds, had shaped them as human beings, the hurt, anger, and regret churning inside of them. Now faced with a possible second chance, possibly making up for the past hurt, misunderstandings, and years apart, they are also fighting the deadly virus they are not immune to themselves. The promise of the possibilities in the future might be in vain if they don't survive.
The chemistry between Grant and Avery was natural and nurturing like they never were apart. They both were willing to admit their responsibility with the past mistakes and hurt, learn from it and move on from it, not holding back anything. I loved their drama-free approach to life.
As the local culprits are known to the reader through most of the story, it is up to the doctors to put the pieces together, while they are running out of time to avoid a catastrophe on even larger scale.
A vivid scene where Avery is fighting for her life, on the edge between here and there, is so lifelike and authentic in nature, it hit me to the core with remembrance and gave a very personal connection to the tale.
An absorbing story filled with fierce danger, the kind that doesn't stop even when the bullets stop flying. In a form of an illness, the offenders are killing innocent to test their product's powers. Avery and Grant's struggle is not only to survive the virus but find its origin, find how it is spreading, who is spreading it, and maybe then they can start to built upon a future together they both have been dreaming about for years. A fascinating and impressive storyline that comes to live on the pages and keeps the reader's mind entertained.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me