To be quite honest, I wasn't expecting much from the small mass market paperback, but once I started this book I seriously couldn't put it down. The novel starts off with Emma Caldridge, a biochemist lo A few weeks ago, our friends over at Harper Collins sent us an advance copy of The Ninth Day, by Jamie Freveletti, which becomes available to the public today.
The Ninth Day book. Read 46 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. “One of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp writing, c. The Ninth Day book. Read 46 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. “One of the top thriller writers working today. With crisp.
The novel starts off with Emma Caldridge, a biochemist looking for some pharmaceutical plants in Arizona, being chased and ultimately ending up held captive by drug merchants in Mexico. After discovering that Emma knows about plants, the drug merchants demand that she discovers what disease is making both their marijuana plants and the humans around them sick.
After a person starts to show symptoms they have around nine days until they die a horrible death. If Emma does not find the cure, she will be fed to the armadillos. I found this book to be a fascinating read. It is full of details and bits of knowledge about plants and diseases. I felt like I was learning as I was reading, and the information was presented in such a way that it made sense. However, The Ninth Day is not for a reader that is squeamish, as there are many descriptions of the horrible things that this mystery disease does to the body, along with lots of violence.
This would be the perfect book to read while hanging out by the pool or during a flight on an airplane. While this book is the third book in a series, I do not feel that it is necessary to read them in order. The Ninth Day has enough action to capture your attention and keep it until the very last page. In less than nine days, terror crosses the border… Hiking in Arizona, biochemist Emma Caldridge inadvertently interrupts the operations of dangerous traffickers in human cargo—and is chased south in the arms of millionaire drug merchants.
The In less than nine days, terror crosses the border… Hiking in Arizona, biochemist Emma Caldridge inadvertently interrupts the operations of dangerous traffickers in human cargo—and is chased south in the arms of millionaire drug merchants. For Emma herself has become infected—and, barring a miracle, she will die before the terrible dawning of The Ninth Day.
As Emma races to find the cure, we find that she is something a little more than a mere biochemist. In fact, she is one tough lady who happens to also be a marathon runner. Freveletti is just that good. Jamie is, indeed, one of the top thriller writers out there today. I have to agree with Steve Berry on that. And it appears Steve and I are not the only two to think that, because the Estate of Robert Ludlum tapped Jamie to write the next book in the Covert One series.
Jan 03, Digit rated it did not like it. I have a policy of finishing what I start.
This book sorely tested that policy. I felt as though I was in a B-grade action movie. All of the typical stereotypes were in this book, and the attempt at creating character depth was pretty lame. I really couldn't muster much empathy for any of them, they were so shallow.
I'm totally astounded at the number of readers who liked this book. May 24, Warren Thoms rated it really liked it. I thought a very good story about Emma who is on the Mexico border looking for plants for the company she works for. She then gets taken by the cartel and is asked to look into a disease that is affecting workers working in the field bringing product in. I like the fact that the author is a ultra-marathon runner and adds that into her character.
She is a strong character in many ways.
I do think that in real life bad things would have happened to her because the cartels are not nice people. May 21, Frances rated it really liked it. While these books my not be great literature, they sure are fun and exciting to read. Once again Emma gets caught up in something while on a run and ends up being captured and chase by a drug cartel.
In addition, there is a terrible, bloody, infectious disease chasing everyone associated with the cartel and it marijuana-growing ranch. Really another heart pounder.
Aug 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it. Put on your running shoes because you're in for an adventure! From page one, this book takes readers on an adventure.
Emma Caldridge - 1. Because apparently, she's a badass. By Jamie Freveletti. I found it somewhat scattered, and missing a few plot explanations and lines. Anyway, people seem to love this series so maybe I'll try one more. Rand is keeping secrets from her, information that could cost both of them their lives
I didn't want to put it down! Aug 02, Annie rated it it was amazing Shelves: e-book , 5-stars , mystery-thriller , own. If yes then pick up a book by this lady Oct 31, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: abduction , free-book-for-honest-review , read-in , thriller , series , action-thriller , advanced-copy-review , reviewed.
Biochemist Emma Coldridge is in Arizona on the Mexican border. She stumbles on a marijuana stockpile and is apprehended before she can escape. Taoul La Valle, the leader of the cartel running the drugs learns that she's a chemist and tells her that his marijuana plants are invedted. People who come in contact with the plants are infected by a flesh eating disease which is fatal within nine days. La Valle also deals with body parts and tells Emma that she must find a cure or be killed.
His mistress has been infected and he believes the U. If he doesn't find a cure, he promises to ship the next contaminated batch to the U. Emma is an ultra marathon runner and believes she can excape and inform the authorities but she also feels sympathy for the migrant workers who are forced to work in the fields and become sick. She wants to try to save these people.
She meets Oz Kroger, a college drop out who wanted to earn some easy money by driving the drugs into the U. The plight of the poor and the idea of infection is interesting and captures the reader's imagination. The author gives enough evidence about chemistry and disease to make the story feasable. The plotting could have been stronger as Emma attempts her escape and a cat and mouse game begins.
However, the reader becomes emotionally involved and is caught up in the action. Mar 11, Tim rated it liked it. I love a good adventure novel, one with lots of action and a good plot. The Ninth Day had a good plot and a good amount of action but was a little over the top farfetched. Emma Caldridge is a biochemist that works for a cosmetics company that the moonlights as an undercover drug operative. While out on research assignments she watches for and reports signs of drug and human trafficking, then reports her findings. Talking her way out of an execution Emma finds herself being used to diagnose a fungus killing off marijuana crops and anyone that comes in contact with the crops.
Emma and OZ find themselves on a fast and wild ride hopping boarders and state lines, in attempt to save the day. Killing indiscriminately nine days after the first sign of infection the fungus has proved to be a mystery to all but Emma. In a fast and furious pace that is a little to hard to believe Emma through a peek here and a peek there discovers the root of the fungus. On foot, in a car, an ambulance and an airplane our heroes fight to save themselves and everyone that has come in contact with the infected crops.
Dec 11, Tessa rated it really liked it.
There are many things to love about Jamie Freveletti's writing: her strong female protagonist, the non-stop action and unexpected plot, the lack of cliched romantic interludes. This is one of three books featuring Emma Caldridge and the first that I read, but that didn't take away from the experience.
Freveletti has a savvy way of referencing past character events without requiring a thorough understanding of them to enjoy the story at hand. That's something any avid reader who might not be able There are many things to love about Jamie Freveletti's writing: her strong female protagonist, the non-stop action and unexpected plot, the lack of cliched romantic interludes. That's something any avid reader who might not be able to read a series in order of publication can appreciate.
What I liked best about "The Ninth Day" was the premise and the pacing: a mysterious disease is spreading, and biochemist Emma Caldridge is forced into diagnosing it and finding a cure - fast. There were many twists and turns that I wasn't anticipating, and these created that coveted sense of wonder and anticipation endemic to a good thriller "There's no way she's getting out of this situation I recommend this book to lovers of suspense and eco-terror, and eagerly look forward to reading more of Freveletti's works.
Oct 28, Tom Tischler rated it really liked it. While hiking in Arizona looking for some night blooming plants Emma Caldridge a biochemist for a cosmetic company is kidnapped by some men from a Mexican drug cartel and hustled off to Ciudad Mexico This cartel is headed by a dangerous psychopath name LaVelle. He is all excited because his mirajuana crop is infected with a mysterious disease and rotting in the fields.
He continues to send the peaseant's out to pick the crop even though they die within 9ays. LaValle finds out that Emma is a biochemis While hiking in Arizona looking for some night blooming plants Emma Caldridge a biochemist for a cosmetic company is kidnapped by some men from a Mexican drug cartel and hustled off to Ciudad Mexico This cartel is headed by a dangerous psychopath name LaVelle. LaValle finds out that Emma is a biochemist and his girlfriend has come down with the disease so he tells Emma to find a cure before she dies or Emma will die. Into this mess comes a guy named Oswald Kroger who is a little down on his luck and they offer him 8, dollars to deliver a load to the US.
Naturally they don't mention that the plants are infected. Just about everyone manages to get infected until Emma finally finds a cure. This is Jamie Freveletti's third novel and it's just as good as the other two, a real thriller. Apr 02, Kelli Otting rated it it was ok. I almost couldn't finish this book. For the ignorant, maybe the repeated mention of the marijuana leaves being packed for shipping from a major cartel, wouldn't send any red flags, but the marijuana leaves are a waste product of the marijuana smoking element of the plant.
The leaves are not even smoked at all. In addition, a revolver does not have a magazine. During the story an automatic pistol with a I almost couldn't finish this book. During the story an automatic pistol with a magazine of 13 rounds suddenly becomes a revolver Another significant downfall is the Oz character A decent editor should have caught the pistol and marijuana problems and either enhanced or removed Oz altogether.
I don't plan on reading any more of these books. View 1 comment. Feb 07, Al rated it liked it.