Reaper by Ben Mezrich audiobook

Reaper

By Ben Mezrich
Read by Stephen Lang

HarperAudio
2.80 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780061140679

From New York Times bestselling author Ben Mezrich, a fast-paced techno-thriller about a biological virus that spreads electronically. In Boston, nine lawyers on a conference call suddenly convulse with pain, turn chalk white, and die. In Vermont, a young woman watching her favorite sitcom meets the same grisly fate, as does a group of sewer workers in Washington, D.C. Whatever has killed these people is spreading fast, and the task of eradicating it falls to young virologist Samantha Craig and paramedic Nick Barnes, whose brilliant surgical career was ruined by a crippling hand injury. When Nick and Samantha discover that the virus, named Reaper, is spread through TVs and PCs, they realize that the information superhighway will become a killing field, with tens of millions dead, unless they can root Reaper out. Their search employs a dazzling array of real-life wizardry, from Mylar body paint to Stealth helicopters to CIA-bred swarms of insects. At the core of Reaper’s madness, they find a suavely megalomaniacal, up-from-the-slums, high-tech billionaire, an icily ingenious hacker, and a high-powered cabal that will do anything to save the world from technology, even if that means annihilating the world.

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New York Times bestselling author

USA Today bestselling author

From New York Times bestselling author Ben Mezrich, a fast-paced techno-thriller about a biological virus that spreads electronically.

In Boston, nine lawyers on a conference call suddenly convulse with pain, turn chalk white, and die. In Vermont, a young woman watching her favorite sitcom meets the same grisly fate, as does a group of sewer workers in Washington, D.C. Whatever has killed these people is spreading fast, and the task of eradicating it falls to young virologist Samantha Craig and paramedic Nick Barnes, whose brilliant surgical career was ruined by a crippling hand injury.

When Nick and Samantha discover that the virus, named Reaper, is spread through TVs and PCs, they realize that the information superhighway will become a killing field, with tens of millions dead, unless they can root Reaper out.

Their search employs a dazzling array of real-life wizardry, from Mylar body paint to Stealth helicopters to CIA-bred swarms of insects. At the core of Reaper’s madness, they find a suavely megalomaniacal, up-from-the-slums, high-tech billionaire, an icily ingenious hacker, and a high-powered cabal that will do anything to save the world from technology, even if that means annihilating the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Forget superviruses like ebola. Anthrax attacks are last year’s news. The newest, hippest techno-thriller plot device is Reaper, a biological virus that strikes from TV and computer screens, triggering instantaneous cardiac arrest and mummification in its victims.” Boston Herald
“Like Crichton, Mezrich knows how to weave…a fast-paced story that's fun and irresistible.” People
“On a par with Robin Cook.” Kirkus Reviews
“Mezrich knows how to make science suspenseful.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Ben Mezrich

Author Bio: Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. He has published fifteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network, and Bringing Down the House, which was the basis for the hit movie 21, as well as the national bestseller Once Upon a Time in Russia.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English