The Darkness Drops
- Narrated by: Peter Clement
- Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 07-06-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hudson Audio Publishing
The plan is always simple - isolate the agent, quarantine the hot zone, and treat the survivors - but Terry and his experts know this is a “duck and cover” sham. In the brutal reality of a bioterror attack, even if all the medical personnel, vaccines and medication could be deployed without a hitch, which they won’t be, the narrow window in which most treatments are effective will be breached. Those confined to ground zero are toast. Worse are the scenarios they compile in which genetically altered organisms cause entirely new diseases against which there is no immunity and for which no treatments exist. Yet even for these he prepares a plan, in talks so secret that nothing is recorded or committed to paper, lest ideas for such chimera be leaked to an enemy. Then, when he and all the members of his committee try to go home to their loved ones after such work, none can rest easy. He for one can’t shut down his thoughts, and these creations creep through his mind like marauding demons. But when clusters of patients begin to present in emergency departments with slight tremors and numbness in their limbs, not even his heightened vigilance tweaks to the menace that such benign beginnings conceal.
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By BILLY on 15-07-10
Good story, poor research and narrator
Overall the story is probably a good read. I personally found Peter Clement's voice to be rather unpleasant and tiresome to listen to. The narrator constantly changed the volume of his voice making it difficult to follow while driving.
As far as the research into the science, it all sounds believable but as a retired Naval Officer, I found his lack of research into military ordinance and ranks irritating. There are no such ranks as 1st and 2nd Lt. in the Navy.
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