• by John Dryden
  • Narrated by Ben Daniels
  • 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A three-part thriller by John Dryden. In Part 1, 'The Present', Dr Jan Roldano, microbiologist and WHO advisor on infectious diseases, arrives in Bangkok to give a keynote lecture at a medical conference. But when a virulent strain of bird flu emerges, he finds himself trapped in Thailand.
In Part 2, 'The Future', it is five years after a global pandemic that has wiped out half the world’s population. British civil servant Diane Harper is sent to Oxfordshire to investigate the suicide of a government scientist a job that leads to a desperate search for the truth about the origins of the outbreak.
In Part 3, 'The Past', eco-warrior Richard Frankel wants to give up direct action. But then he learns something that leads him into a dangerous world of environmental espionage and a conspiracy that will have a terrible, cruel and profound impact on the world. Starring Ben Daniels, Emily Beecham and Michael Maloney.


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Customer Reviews

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Superb!!!! 5*

A brilliantly crafted story, excellently recorded on audio. Totally captivating.

Hollywood blockbuster for your ears.

Hidden gem - highly recommended
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- Nigel

Fantastic audio presentation by the BBC

Gripping story. I first heard Parts 1 & 2 as BBC podcasts, Part 3 not available in 2016. I found audio-book on Amazon for £10.99. Exactly same as the podcasts with Part3! Is this the BBC making some extra cash?!
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- Aztec

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited