By Scott Britz-Cunningham
Less than the glare of reside tv cameras—and along with her lover, Dr. Richard Helvelius, and her estranged husband, Kevin, either taking a look on—Ali is set to implant a innovative mini-computer into the mind of a blind boy. If it really works, he'll see back. yet somebody desires to cease her triumph. No has she all started to function than the health center pagers crackle with the chilling assertion, “CODE WHITE.” A bomb has been present in the clinical center.
But this can be no traditional bomb—and no traditional bomber. As mins tick off towards the cut-off date, Ali suspects great, inhuman mind lies at the back of the plot—and that she herself could be the actual ransom call for
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Code White by Scott Britz-Cunningham