Element 42 (Paperback)
On a charity mission, an heiress and a veteran find a mass grave that sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in the opening salvo of this highly acclaimed thriller series.
Join the thousands of fans who call athlete-heiress Pia Sabel and fabled veteran Jacob Stearne old friends and give the series a full five stars.
While on Borneo, Pia Sabel and Jacob Stearne stumble into a gruesome lab where the sick and dying share shocking symptoms. By the time they get home to DC, their friend develops the same mysterious illness. As they work to expose the international conspiracy, a vicious adversary plots to silence them. Complicating their rush to find an antidote is their discovery that the virus' DNA was manmade-and if unleashed-could wipe out large sectors of the population.
Pia has survived multiple attempts on her life since her parents' brutal murders at age four. She's worked hard and trained to fend for herself, but the forces arrayed against her are sometimes overwhelming. That's where legendary and decorated veteran Jacob Stearne comes in. Can she count on him to control the voice in his head long enough to unravel the plot against humanity?
Racing from five-star hotels in DC to seedy pharmaceutical plants in rural China, Pia and Jacob must move fast to save their friend and the world from a drug company that engineered a disease only its proprietary drug can cure.
★★★★★ Praise for Seeley James' Sabel Security series
Pia Sabel reminds me of a young Eve Dallas, always driven to succeed - Ingrid Anderson
Jacob and his sidekick god, Mercury are two of the best characters ever created - Secret World Book Club
The twists in Seeley James stories are better than Steve Berry's Cotton Malone - David Gormer
Jacob and the team from Sabel Security remind me of James Rollins' Sigma Force series only pitted against corruption - Melissa Krueger
The intricate plotting in Sabel Security novels creates a world you'll love to get lost in - Pat Chapman
Plenty of edge of the seat suspense, a splash of well-timed humor, and adventures that leave you wanting more - Susan Gainoutdinov
You can feel them facing evil, staring it in the face and saying, "Bring it on " - Ann Graham
I loved the character of Pia Sabel - there's a girl Charlie Fox would team up with any day - Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox novels
An excellent fast-moving action thriller - Eric Crown, Founder of F500 company, Insight Enterprises