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Trade Paperback
368 pages
Mar 2005
Barbour Publishing

Brevig Mission Plague

by Frank Simon

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Mix together a van full of computerized equipment, cutting edge technological know-how, and enough chutzpah to energize all of the San Fernando Valley. Add false whiskers, wild driving, a penchant for the impossible, some engaging criminal tendencies, and a fondness for breakfast. Stir all together with a generous helping of Christian living and you have SecurityCheck, a company dedicated to proving that not even Fort Knox is secure. Garnish with aggravated military personnel, enough foreigners to thoroughly muddy the spy trail, and a spectacularly horrendous virus and you have Brevig Mission Plague, a rollicking adventure tale warping into a very believable modern-day horror story.

A rising star in the mystery/adventure genre, Frank Simon builds Brevig Mission Plague on a base of technological, terrorist, and medical facts. Strongly reminiscent of the veteran TV series, “The A Team,” this tale spreads across the American map from California to Fort Knox, from military Maryland to cold, cold Alaska. Strong interest is maintained by the almost continuous planning and commission of SecurityCheck’s technological exploits. Simon provides sufficient description of places, events, and people to pull the reader’s imagination into the creation of the story. After you read this story, look up “Spanish Flu” and “Teller/Brevig Mission” on the Internet. The terror will take on even greater depth.

An entertaining, horrifying story, Brevig Mission Plague sneaks in quite a bit of food for thought, including: national security, terrorist activity, germ warfare, science vs. plague, and living like a Christian at all times--even when stealing a tank from a military enclave. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

At its worst, the Spanish Flu of 1918 killed four times as many people as the Black Death. The Alaskan village of Brevig Mission, site of a deadly outbreak eighty years earlier, is home to the U.S. government's lab assigned to research a vaccine. When evidence reveals that a Saudi extremist cell has chosen the flu virus as the next major biological weapon, the government must protect the lab at all costs--and a civilian security company is assigned to test the facility's defenses. When the SecurityCheck team discovers that the flu has been released, they must fight the clock to stop the threat--and find a cure.