I was in the mood for a thriller so I thought I would try a book from a series that had been on my reader for a long time but that I had not started yet. I decided that it was time to finally give it a read and started “The Hades factor” by Robert Lludlum and Gayle Lynds.
A deadly virus has popped up in a few seemingly random people and scientists are scrambling to understand the threat. One of these scientists is Dr. Sophia Russell of the United States Army Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). When she gets a little too close to the disease’s origin, she is injected with the virus and quickly dies from the illness.
Sophia’s fiancée, Jon Smith, also works for USAMRIID and now it is up to him to solve the mystery of the virus and of Sophia’s death. With time working against him, smith must go outside the system to stop a man who is willing to kill millions of people in order to make billions of dollars.
“The Hades factor” is a tightly written thriller that was entertaining and, after all, that is all it was meant to be. The fast-paced prose pushed me through the story and past the few less palatable parts of the tale. Overall, however, the novel was well written and paced to provide and interesting diversion from relity for a couple hours. For a thriller, it is rare to find anything more than that.