Due Preparations for the Plague
Janette Turner Hospital
From the author of ‘Oyster’ comes a powerful and gripping literary thriller that is as timely and relevant as it is chilling.Lowell feels contagious with doom. A divorced father with young children, he dreads the anniversary of a hijacked Paris-New York flight on which his mother was killed when he was sixteen years old. Samantha, a survivor of the disaster, is plaguing Lowell with phone calls. She says she has information from declassified documents and is obsessed with learning the whole truth about Air France 64. 'What can be worse than not knowing?' she asks. But Lowell only wants to forget.When his father dies suddenly and mysteriously on the anniversary of the hijacking, leaving Lowell the key to a locker in an airport terminal, a terrible story unfurls before him. Together, he and Samantha find the inescapable truth bearing down on them with the force of a jumbo jet. Janette Turner Hospital's electrifying novel probes with astonishing acuity the murky worlds of espionage and intelligence gathering, the experience of terror and the meaning of survival.
JANETTE TURNER HOSPITAL
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I have often asked myself what I mean by preparations for the plague … and I think that preparations for the plague are preparations for death. But what is it to make preparations for death? or what preparations are proper to be made for death?
Daniel Defoe, Due Preparations for the Plague (1722)
To state quite simply what we learn in a time of pestilence: that there are more things to admire in men than to despise.
Albert Camus, The Plague
Title Page (#u9657e707-3ec4-5ded-bca5-e705bd301ad1)
Book I: OLD MOLE (#ulink_58545410-aee2-5bda-8fcb-8a6e92b1ad82)
Book II: FOG (#ulink_b720454c-1cb2-5d28-9c7c-0b5600ee5bbc)
1. Salamander (#ulink_22887500-e7ac-5526-a4a1-0d65b69ed930)
2. Chien Bleu (#ulink_cc0372eb-c261-53cb-a43d-07b5d2d78d6f)
3. Phoenix One, Phoenix Two (#ulink_ad09a6fa-766a-5f0d-a743-7371400a7276)
4. Phoenix Three (#ulink_cbea6775-5c5a-5477-9b6e-b4f2f09358b0)
5. Lowell (#ulink_4780157a-a2b9-59d7-92b0-f0a943f5b387)
Book III: CODE NAME: BLACK DEATH (#litres_trial_promo)
1. Code Name: Tocade (#litres_trial_promo)
2. Code Name: Geneva (#litres_trial_promo)
3. Code Name: S (#litres_trial_promo)
4. Code Name: Black Death (#litres_trial_promo)
5. Triage (#litres_trial_promo)
Book IV: VANISHING POINTS (#litres_trial_promo)