The Devil’s Noose
A life-threatening microbe. A desperate scientist. Can she isolate the disease before terrorists obliterate the world? Epidemiologist Leigh Austen can’t shake her lasting guilt. As the sole survivor of her team’s encounter with the Black Nile virus, Austen is tormented with memories of her colleagues’ horrific deaths. But when an unknown pathogen annihilates an entire Asian village, she must bury the nightmares and step up to help prevent a worldwide epidemic.
15-year-old Rosie lies in hospital fighting for her life. She’s trying to tell her mother what happened to her, but she can’t speak the words out loud. Toni is a doting and over-protective mother, terrified for her daughter’s life. Having lost her husband in a tragic accident, Toni has dedicated her life to keeping Rosie safe from harm. She needs to know what secrets Rosie has been keeping, and how she ended up in a hospital bed – but Toni has a secret of her own… Thirty years ago, Toni and her sister Bridget made each other a promise: never to speak of their childhood; to protect each other without asking for help from others, no matter what… But in order to save Rosie, Toni may have to break her lifelong promise to her sister… and open doors to her past she hoped would remain closed forever.
What would you do if you found someone else’s personality abusing your mind? In Claire’s case, the decision is not for her to make. She has no choice but to look for the most powerful artifact in human history: Moses’ Biblical staff. The staff is hidden in the Arabian Desert, but to find it Claire must race ruthless fanatics who want to get to it first. Claire’s quest takes her around the globe and with the help of Dan Ze’evi, an Israeli engineer, she unravels the clues that lead to the staff.