Whiteout by Ken Follet
Rating: 3 out of 5
Ken Follett is one of may favourite writers - its always a page turner with him. And he didn't disappoint in this book - it keeps you hooked.
The book involves a plot to steal a top secret virus form a Scottish laboratory on Christmas Eve. The book then focuses on the thieves getting away with a deadly virus during a blizzard whiteout.
Characters are very well thought out and its definitely a fast paced thriller.
So why the 3 rating? Its not as good as his other books. The story is very weak behind the action (basically attempted theft and recovery)
He chose a technical thriller genre but there is no technical research or science in the book - they could have really stolen anything
In summary, its a page turner with a superficial story