The Return of the Spanish Lady by Robert R. Irvine audiobook

The Return of the Spanish Lady

By R. R. Irvine
Read by Angela Brazil

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

The Nicolette Scott Mysteries: Book 4

9.43 Hours Unabridged
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Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of earlyairplanes has won her kudos as an expert, a reputation for ignoring authority,and a job at the Smithsonian. Shortly after she begins working there, she isthrilled to be included in the museum’s latest project. E-Group, a largepharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region ofAlaska, where a Japanese “Val” bomber plane was shotdown during World War II. It’s a gamble, but the money is being provided, andif the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back toWashington, it will be a coup—and a boost for Nicolette’s career. Not long after the search begins, Nicolette is shocked todiscover that there is a darker reason for E-Group’s generous sponsorship.The expedition’s real goal reaches all the way back to the great Spanish fluepidemic of 1918–1919, grimly nicknamed “the Spanish Lady,” which killedmillions around the world. The virus of this flu still exists in those fewvictims who are preserved in frozen ground—and once the pharmaceutical companylearns that three World War I veterans searching Alaska for gold had died ofthe disease near the Val, they will do everything in their power to get theirhands on the bodies. Unless Nicolette risks her own life to defuse E-Group’s nefariousplan, the lives of hundreds of millions will be at stake.

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Summary

Summary

Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of earlyairplanes has won her kudos as an expert, a reputation for ignoring authority,and a job at the Smithsonian. Shortly after she begins working there, she isthrilled to be included in the museum’s latest project. E-Group, a largepharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region ofAlaska, where a Japanese “Val” bomber plane was shotdown during World War II. It’s a gamble, but the money is being provided, andif the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back toWashington, it will be a coup—and a boost for Nicolette’s career.

Not long after the search begins, Nicolette is shocked todiscover that there is a darker reason for E-Group’s generous sponsorship.The expedition’s real goal reaches all the way back to the great Spanish fluepidemic of 1918–1919, grimly nicknamed “the Spanish Lady,” which killedmillions around the world. The virus of this flu still exists in those fewvictims who are preserved in frozen ground—and once the pharmaceutical companylearns that three World War I veterans searching Alaska for gold had died ofthe disease near the Val, they will do everything in their power to get theirhands on the bodies.

Unless Nicolette risks her own life to defuse E-Group’s nefariousplan, the lives of hundreds of millions will be at stake.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Readers will keep turning pages to follow this engaging mixture of science, history, and action.” Booklist
“Chapters describing the 1918 epidemic interspersed with the main story provide some historical perspective. Readers will keep turning pages to follow this engaging mixture of science, history, and action.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Robert R. Irvine

Author Bio: Robert R. Irvine

R. R. Irvine is the author of the Moroni Traveler and Robert Christopher series, among others. He studied anthropology and archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley and now lives in Northern California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English