The Ninth Day

The Ninth Day

eBook - 2011
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In less than nine days, terror crosses the border... Hiking in Arizona, biochemist Emma Caldridgeinadvertently interrupts the operations ofdangerous traffickers in human cargo-and ischased south into the arms of millionaire drugmerchants. Suddenly a prisoner of Mexico's mostfeared cartel, Emma makes a shocking discoveryin the marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez: plants rotting with a flesh-eating toxin that causes a trulyhorrible death within nine days of exposure. And there is no antidote. The cartel believes that U. S. agents contaminatedthe plants, and, determined to make theirenemy pay, they prepare to spread their lethalproduct across America. Emma Caldridge searches desperately for a cure, but time is running outmore quickly than she anticipated. For Emmaherself has been infected-and, barring a miracle, she will die before the terrible dawning of...
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2011
ISBN: 9780062096258
0062096257
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
text file, rda
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Alternative Title: 9th day

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Feb 27, 2014

Enjoyable page turning read. Full of action, suspense, and little romance even though the heroine is surrounded by males. Emma tries to find a cure for a mysterious flesh-eating disease seemingly caused by marijuana plants owned by a Mexican drug-dealing cartel. The cartel plans to import the tainted marijuana shipment to the US hoping that Americans handling the shipment will get the disease and die. Emma is caught in the middle of this plan and must use her knowledge of chemistry to find a cure quickly as the timeline from the first symptoms to death is quite fast for those who come into contact with these plants.

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