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Venom by Joan Brady
  

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The fast-paced, exhilarating follow-up to Joan Brady's bestselling debut thriller, Venom is equally fast-paced, well plotted and highly readable. This is a tale of big business, sabotage, duplicity and corporate greed, played out alongside a very good human story. The Venom in question is from a strain of bees and it is attracting a lot of (deadly) attention from a pharmaceutical company who want to exploit it. Good one.

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Synopsis

Venom by Joan Brady

Recently released from prison, David Marion doesn't expect to find a hitman at his door. Their meeting is lethal - for the hitman. Warned that a powerful secret organisation is after him, David disappears until the moment comes for him to strike back. Physicist Helen Freyl owns a colony of bees with unique venom. When her lover dies, she accepts a job offer from a giant pharmaceutical company who are close to finding a cure for radiation poisoning. But when the mysteriously sudden death of a colleague is followed by another, Helen begins to doubt her employers' motives and realises that her own life is in danger, too. Venom brings David and Helen together as they fight for their lives against a backdrop of industrial espionage, corporate greed and human tragedy.

About the Author

Joan Brady

Joan Brady was born in California and danced with the New York City Ballet in her twenties. She is the author a highly-acclaimed autobiograpy THE UNMAKING OF A DANCER and of the novels DEATH COMES FOR PETER PAN, longlisted for the ORANGE PRIZE, THEORY OF WAR, winner of the WHITBREAD and EMIGRE. She now lives in Oxford.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st March 2011

Author

Joan Brady

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Author's Website

www.joanbrady.co.uk/
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Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781416502104

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