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Byline: Oline H. Cogdill
BIOTERRORISM WRACKS FAMILY
``Whiteout'' by Ken Follett, read by Barbara Rosenblat; Penguin Audio (abridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours. $29.95)
Ken Follett has remained one of the top thriller writers by constantly reinventing himself and delivering original, contemporary stories. From 1978's ``Eye of the Needle'' through 2002's ``Hornet Flight,'' Follett doesn't follow a predictable format in tapping into readers' greatest fears.
In ``Whiteout,'' Follett tackles bioterrorism, but his 17th novel also is just as much about a family under siege from within, tough love and rebuilding a life. As we've come to expect from this pro, Follett handles both themes without sacrificing plot or tension.
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