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The Red Lotus

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The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
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Jan 05, 2021 | ISBN 9780525565963

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“Diabolical. . . . Propulsive. . . . Unexpectedly moving. . . . Bohjalian is a pleasure to read.” The New York Times Book Review

“A tense and timely thriller.” People

“Full of surprises. . . . Unexpected revelations extend to the final sentence.” The Wall Street Journal
“The perfect mystery.” Travel + Leisure

“Both prescient and diverting. Bohjalian specializes in well-researched, topical thrillers with complex plots and flawed but principled heroes.” The Washington Post
“A mesmerizing tale, a timely sociopolitical-business story with human frailties, illusions, disillusions, and strengths firmly at its center.” The Seattle Review of Books
“Ominous. . . . An edge-of-your-seat thriller. . . . Oh-so-timely.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“This gripping mystery takes all kinds of thrilling twists and turns. A great read.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Bohjalian can always be counted on to deliver an engrossing plot and characters who keep you on the edge of your seat just as much.” The Free Lance-Star
“[Bohjalian] possesses one of the best-tuned antennas in contemporary fiction for absorbing the troubles, forces, terrors, fortunes, and, yes, plagues that turn the world. . . . Bohjalian’s plots race at the speed of a 747, but there’s no skimming in the complexity or depth of his subject matter [or] precision of his research.” Interview

“A bio-horror tale à la The Andromeda Strain and The Hot Zone.” —
“You’ll keep flipping pages, discover new complex characters, see the mysterious situation from different points of view—and you’ll be surprised at each well-plotted turn.” —Literary Hub
“A globe-spanning adventure, one that combines international intrigue with the high-adrenaline, high-pressure realm of the big city emergency room. It’s a book that sets the healers against those who would do harm, the selfless against the selfish.” The Maine Edge
“With his usual strong plotting and well-conceived characters, Bohjalian’s story unfolds slowly and with terrific pacing.” The Providence Journal
“A must-read global thriller. . . . Hits Bohjalian’s trademark notes of intricate plot, in-depth research, high tension, and unexpected turns—with a very timely dose of pathogens and biological weapons—in a twisting story of love and deceit.” Mystery Tribune
“[An] intricately plotted thriller. . . . A diabolical plot. . . . Each character, including secondary players, is carefully drawn, and Bohjalian keeps the tension high all the way to the surprising finale.” Publishers Weekly
“Tantalizing. . . . Bohjalian manages to keep us guessing and turning pages until the very end.” Kirkus Reviews
“In this tightly drawn, steadily hair-raising thriller, Bohjalian once again demonstrates his keen affinity for strong, capable female protagonists.” Booklist

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