The Return of the Spanish Lady

By R. R. Irvine
Read by Angela Brazil

The Nicolette Scott Mysteries: Book 4

9.43 Hours 06/01/2013 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $15.96

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781483031088

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More
  • $6.95

    ISBN: 9781482160697

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781483031118

  • $29.95

    ISBN: 9781483031101

Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of early airplanes 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 is thrilled to be included in the museum’s latest project. E-Group, a large pharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region of Alaska, where a Japanese “Val” bomber plane was shot down during World War II. It’s a gamble, but the money is being provided, and if the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back to Washington, it will be a coup—and a boost for Nicolette’s career. Not long after the search begins, Nicolette is shocked to discover 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 flu epidemic of 1918–1919, grimly nicknamed “the Spanish Lady,” which killed millions around the world. The virus of this flu still exists in those few victims who are preserved in frozen ground—and once the pharmaceutical company learns that three World War I veterans searching Alaska for gold had died of the disease near the Val, they will do everything in their power to get their hands on the bodies. Unless Nicolette risks her own life to defuse E-Group’s nefarious plan, the lives of hundreds of millions will be at stake.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Nicolette Scott is an archaeologist whose knowledge of early airplanes 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 is thrilled to be included in the museum’s latest project. E-Group, a large pharmaceutical company, is equipping an expedition to a remote region of Alaska, where a Japanese “Val” bomber plane was shot down during World War II. It’s a gamble, but the money is being provided, and if the small group of experts can locate the plane and somehow bring it back to Washington, it will be a coup—and a boost for Nicolette’s career.

Not long after the search begins, Nicolette is shocked to discover 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 flu epidemic of 1918–1919, grimly nicknamed “the Spanish Lady,” which killed millions around the world. The virus of this flu still exists in those few victims who are preserved in frozen ground—and once the pharmaceutical company learns that three World War I veterans searching Alaska for gold had died of the disease near the Val, they will do everything in their power to get their hands on the bodies.

Unless Nicolette risks her own life to defuse E-Group’s nefarious plan, 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

Reviews

Reviews

Author

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.

Titles by Author

See All

Details

Details

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