Hundreds of thousands line the banks of the East and Hudson Rivers awaiting the nation's largest fireworks display. Soon the sky will explode in cascading showers of silver and gold. Everywhere, faces will turn skyward in wide-eyed wonder.
Then the sky will grow dark again--but it will not be empty. The air will be filled with clouds of smoke and specks of debris will rain down everywhere. Some will pick bits of paper from their children's hair. Some will brush away still-burning sparks or embers. And some will absentmindedly scratch at the tiny, biting specks that dot their necks and arms.
Will the beginning of the show mark the beginning of the end?
That's what FBI agent Nathan Donovan must decide. When he is forced to enlist the help of ex-wife Macy Monroe, an expert in the psychology of terrorism, the fireworks really begin--but she may be the only one who can help him stop the Plague Maker in time.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 4.2" Height: 1.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 159554285X ISBN13 9781595542854 UPC 020049132258
Availability 0 units.
More About Tim Downs
TIM DOWNS is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University in Graphic Design. After graduation in 1976 he created a comic strip, Downstown, which was syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate. His cartooning has appeared in more than a hundred newspapers worldwide. In 1979 he joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ, where he founded and directed the Communication Center, a communication training facility. He continues to serve as a speaker and writer. He and his wife, Joy, have spoken at FamilyLife Marriage and Parenting Conferences since 1985. He is author of First the Dead, Less Than Dead, Chop Shop, Head Game, Plague Maker, Shoo Fly Pie, and Finding Common Ground, which was awarded the Gold Medallion Award in 2000. He is also co-author of Fight Fair and The Seven Conflicts: Resolving the Most Common Disagreements in Marriage along with his wife Joy. Tim lives in Cary, North Carolina, with his wife and three children.
Tim Downs currently resides in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Plague Maker?
Tim Downs Delievers Again Aug 1, 2008
This story may sound every bit your run-of-the-mill thriller, but it has some unique pieces that keep it in its own category. Downs has an excellent sense of using dialogue to move the story along and using vivid descriptions when necessary. The stories within the story usually held my attention, though I found them slightly less interesting than the main storyline.
I love the sense of realism, the idea that the story may or may not end in a "happily ever after..." manner. Clean writing, snappy lines, and neat characters make this an enjoyable and worthwhile read. Although I must say, Nathan Donovan is no Nick Polchak. Bug Man books still rule, but when you're done all those come back for Plague Maker.
A little slow Jul 8, 2008
This was a good book, just a little too slow for me. The author drags out the plot but throws enough in twists to keep the story going.
Overall, a good novel, with enough action-packed scenes in the last 100 pages to make the whole story worth reading.
The business of life is forgiveness Feb 14, 2008
This was my first Tim Downs book. I was very satisfied with his storytelling talent. Although there are some highly graphic and disturbing moments, along with a suspense that builds right down to the last couple of pages, this is not a book that leaves you frazzled. Instead it leaves you emotionally cleansed, sorry to see it end. The wisecracking between chracters is enjoyable. The glimpses of 20th century history are fascinating. The explanations of madman science are educational. I don't wish to rob you of your surprises by illuminating the plot. Another reviewer felt tricked at finding an underlying Chrstian theme. I didn't feel tricked, I felt gratified. Your worldview will definitely make the difference in your level of enjoyment of this fine novel. Strong recommendation.
A Superb Book Oct 26, 2007
Since America was attacked on 9/11, there have been a plethora of books which utilized the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security as well as creating nimerous scenarios on what might happen if there were another attack. Plague Maker is a superbly crafted novel that lays out the option of using biological terrorism and the story is a disturbing one. It is extremely well researched with characters that have true depth to them. The writer carefully lays out the situation in the initial fifty pages of the novel and builds upon it from there. The book takes off rapidly and is difficult to put down. The various plots are skillfully handled by the writer leading to a satisfying conclusion. Perhaps the books most interesting line comes when one of the characters describes to the Protagonist that there is a great distinction between knowledge and true wisdom. Things that are interspersed through the book add much to its depth in this most satisfying read.
Well thought out Oct 24, 2007
I couldn't put this book down. Tim Downs did a beautiful job in developing the characters in the story, and you'll find yourself loving the three main characters. It's amazing how much wisdom the character Li has to offer.