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We are living in unprecedented times as the Corona Virus is ravaging through the world. This book takes an approach to a possible pandemic from an entirely different perspective, but no less deadly. It's hard to imagine the lengths people will go to reach their ideas of how they think the world needs to be "fixed". Jake Parker is a man damaged by the unnecessary death of his wife, due to mistakes within his own police department. This has caused him to change jobs and work at trying to hold the fragments of his life together. A job
Julie Letteer
I loved reading the book Containment (A Jake Parker Thriller) by Nick Thacker. It is a story that has mystery, suspense, and wonderful characters. I loved reading about Jake Parker and Eliza Mendoza. Jake is a man who is haunted by his wife’s death. He is now leading a civilian life after years both in the military and police departments. He is asked to investigate when a mysterious illness kills in a detention center. Eliza is a medical professor who is intelligent, independent, and strong. She works with Jake to find the cause of
Laura Furuta


Jake Parker’s world collapsed with the violent death of his wife during a police-led raid. In the awful aftermath, he hung up his detective’s badge for good. Now ex-military, ex-police, he has embraced a simple civilian life. But when a deadly new disease begins to threaten American lives, Jake is dragged out of his self-imposed retirement.

When a young family at a remote detention center die from a mysterious illness, Jake is contacted by a government official to launch a covert investigation. An unknown disease has entered the system, causing agonizing death and visible signs of blood pooling beneath the skin, and it seems to be spreading. If Jake can’t get on the ground quickly to eliminate the threat before it becomes an epidemic, countless more innocent lives could be at risk.

With the help of medical professor Eliza Mendoza, Jake heads to the border, but what they uncover there is evidence that this devastating disease is man-made, and part of a calculated plot aimed right at the heart of government. With powerful forces ranged against him, Jake must use all his ingenuity to bring down the ruthless organization behind the attack. Failure is not an option.

A pulse-pounding action thriller from a USA Today bestselling author. Fans of David Baldacci, I Am Pilgrim and Jack Ryan will be gripped.

What readers are saying about Containment:

“I’m soooo glad I chose to read Containment. Fast-paced, exciting and entertaining.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“Thacker’s best work yet! A fast-paced read that grabs you on the first page and is powered by non-stop action … full of twists and turns, will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page… a definite page-turner that I couldn’t put down until the very last page.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Fast-paced and punchy… filled with action with a race against time… moves like lightning and the end is a shocker!… It’ll have you on the edge of your seat. Great read! Definitely recommended for action thriller lovers.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“I loved everything about this book. The story line, the characters and the suspense.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“What a great start to a new series! I stayed up till 1.30am to finish it.” B for Bookreview, 5 stars

Non-stop action with enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing… A top-notch thriller.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

“An addictive read… I have devoured the entire book in one sitting

Release date: September 10, 2020

Publisher: Bookouture

Print pages: 294

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