A Fragment of Fear by John Bingham

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This chilling secret starts off whilst Lucy Dawson is located strangled in her condominium. whilst her nephew, Tim, appears into his aunt's dying, humans provide sketchy solutions and the police provide little aid. it seems that they believe his pleas are easily a drug-addict's ravings. As he investigates he starts off to discover himself affected by threatening telephone calls, and his personal paranoia.

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This brought her mentally awake immediately, although the rest of her body didn’t seem to want to cooperate. “What? So soon? ” “Little town on the Eastern Shore, not seventy miles from here,” he told her. “We’re getting a team up from here and Dietrick now. ” Her mind raced. “Give me a moment,” she pleaded. “My god! ” “Choppers. One’s here now. Two more due any minute. Get yourself together, grab your kit, and get up to the roof. ” “I’ll be right there,” she said, wondering if she could really do it.

He paused yet again, then flashed his confident look for assurance. “In addition, I have this evening created a Special Presidential Task Force to coordinate the battle against these agents of terror. We will strike at them. We will catch the terrorists and give them what they deserve. We will have a means of combating their dirty germs.

Again, there was initial shock and disbelief, but they moved. The Governor mobilized appropriate Guard trucks and facilities, not just to aid in handling the patients but also to cordon off the entire area around the town. Less than fifteen minutes after the network newsmen had it, a report went in to the National Disease Control Center in Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside Washington. Field representatives were dispatched from Omaha and the University of Nebraska within the hour. In a small but comfortable apartment in the city of Fairfax, a phone rang.

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