Dead on Arrival (Hardcover)
Matt Richtel, author of the nonfiction hit Deadly Wandering, which highlights the effects of distracted driving, once again lures the reader to take a hard look at the side effects of the digital world in his new action mystery Dead on Arrival. The story takes place in the current digital era, where people are “lost in their virtual worlds … lapping up and observing the world without interference or conflict … with no risk of interaction.” Dr. Lyle Martin, MD and clinical professor of Infectious Diseases, and Jackie Badger, a key researcher for Google, find themselves attempting to reconcile how far they would go to “save the world from itself.”
His new novel is fast-paced, intriguing and thought-provoking. Parts of his story take place in Steamboat Springs and Hayden! What fun to imagine such a thrilling adventure occurring in our little corner of the Colorado World!
Available in both eBook and audiobook.
-Recommended by Virgie— From August Staff Picks to Inspire and Delight
"MICHAEL CRICHTON meets STEPHEN KING at their finest." -- Lisa Gardner - "Joins the ranks of classic paranoid thrillers about human achievement run amok, with STEPHEN KING's The Stand and MICHAEL CRICHTON's Terminal Man." -- Joseph Finder - "A heart-stopping thriller. ... A must-read for MICHAEL CRICHTON fans." -- Dallas Morning News - "Matt Richtel has taken his place as an heir to MICHAEL CRICHTON." -- Connecticut Post
FLIGHT 194 LANDED. SOMETHING LETHAL AWAITS OUTSIDE. THIS IS DEAD ON ARRIVAL, FROM PULITZER-PRIZE WINNER MATT RICHTEL OF THE NEW YORK TIMES.
An airplane touches down at a desolate airport in a remote Colorado ski town. Shortly after landing, Dr. Lyle Martin, a world-class infectious disease specialist, is brusquely awakened to shocking news: Everyone not on the plane appears to be dead. The world has gone dark. While they were in the air, a lethal new kind of virus surfaced, threatening mankind's survival, and now Martin--one of the most sought-after virologists on the planet until his career took a precipitous slide--is at the center of the investigation.
Moving at lightning pace from the snowbound Rockies to the secret campus of Google X, where unlimited budgets may be producing wonders beyond our capacity to control, Dead on Arrival is a brilliantly imaginative, intricately plotted thriller that draws on Matt Richtel's years of science and technology reporting for the New York Times, and establishes him as one of the premier thriller writers working today.