By Ken Follett
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The FBI doesn't think it. The Governor wishes the matter to vanish. yet agent Judy Maddox understands the probability is actual: An severe staff of eco-terrorists has the skill and the knowledge to trigger an enormous earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is working out.
Now Maddox is scrambling to seek down a petty legal became cult chief became homicidal mastermind. simply because she is familiar with that the demise has already began. And issues will purely worsen whilst the earth violently shifts, bolts, and shakes all the way down to its very core.
Praise for The Hammer of Eden
"Follett ratchets up the Richter scale of suspense."--USA Today
"Peerless pacing and personality improvement . . . The Hammer of Eden will nail readers to their seats."--People (A Page-Turner of the Week)
"The thrills hit unnervingly with regards to domestic in Follett's newest white-knuckler."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Riveting . . . taut plotting, stressful motion, skillful writing, and myriad unforeseen twists make this one totally unputdownable."--Booklist (starred review)
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Which explained why she was drenched in sweat. That was just about all she was sure of. She didn’t know where she was. Not exactly, anyway. She felt like she was in a cramped space. A hot, cramped space. She thought she might be in the back of a van, or in the trunk of a car. She wasn’t sure of it, but she could hear the distorted, mufﬂed sounds coming in through the tape around her ears. From outside. The sounds of a busy street. Cars, mo torcycles, scooters, rumbling and buzzing past. But something about the sounds jarred her.
Reilly watched the gun skitter across the hard ﬂoor, away from the guard, who looked groggy from his collision with the desk—and turned and grabbed Sharaﬁ. “Move,” Reilly yelled as he dragged him forward and bolted for the stairs. Chapter 5 T hey burst onto the ground ﬂoor and ﬂew across the palatial halls un challenged, though Reilly knew it wouldn’t last. Sure enough, within seconds, whistles and heavy footfalls were chasing after them—the Swiss Guard from below had recovered, and he wasn’t alone anymore—while up ahead, at the far end of the third chamber, four carabinieri were charging their way with raised handguns.
He reached into another pocket and pulled out a small ceramic syringe, yanked its cap off, and plunged it into a throbbing vein in the man’s fore arm. He checked his pulse and waited till he was sure the opioid antagonist had done its job. Without it, the Fentanyl—a fast-acting, incapacitating opiate that was part of the Bureau’s small and unpublicized arsenal of non lethal weapons—could send the prefect into a coma, or as in the tragic case of more than a hundred hostages in a Moscow theater a few years back, it could kill him.
The Hammer of Eden by Ken Follett