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Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451215710
  • 480 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


From #1 international bestselling author Ken Follett, the gripping thriller Whiteout
Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout
A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come.
As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks—jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries—crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself.


“Movie-style twists and hairbreadth escapes.”—The Wall Street Journal
“A hell of a storyteller.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Filled with treachery, intrigue, and action-packed scenes…Follett holds readers captive until the novel’s final pages.”—The Associated Press
“Black out your schedule for a day or two and pick up Whiteout. It’s as close to a sure thing as there is.”—Rocky Mountain News
“Almost nonstop action with a plausible and sufficiently frightening plot…A page-turner, pure and simple.”—The Tennessean