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Devil's Gold (ZEBRA Chronicles) [Kindle Edition]

Julie Korzenko
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Fans of Alex Kava, Shannon McKenna, and Suzanne Brockmann will hope to see more of Cassidy and Jake."
~ Publishers Weekly (January 12, 2009)

" exciting thriller..."
~ Harriet Klausner, Midwest Book Reviews (March 2009)

"With the wonderful characters, a page-turning plot, and interesting facts and details, Korzenko's Devil's Gold is a definite must-read."
~Vix, (April 2009)

"Julie Korzenko has created a thoroughly researched and sublimely readable thriller with Devil's Gold. If you like thrillers with a scientific bent, Devil's Gold is the book for you. It really is a wonderful read..."
~Novel Spot (May 2009

RT BOOKReviews Magazine - 4.5 Stars
2009 Romantic Times Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense

The biggest gold rush of the twenty-first century...some call it terrorism, others call it survival. This is zoologist Cassidy Lowell's fight. From the heart of the Niger Delta to the serene ambiance of Yellowstone National Park, Lowell along with black-ops agent Jake Anderson, race against time to prevent a deadly biological weapon from being released into the heart of the Niger Delta.

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Korzenko's polished debut, a romantic ecothriller, introduces Dr. Cassidy Lowell, a zoologist working for ZEBRA (Zoological Ecological Biological Research Agency). When the president of New World Petroleum targets Cassidy for refusing to report to OPEC that his company's oil spills haven't devastated West Africa's Niger Delta, Jake Anderson, of ZEBRA's covert Black Stripe team, rescues her from her research camp in the Delta. Back in the U.S., Cassidy investigates the mysterious deaths of wolves in Yellowstone Park, while Jake, posing as a biologist, acts as her bodyguard. The stricken wolves turn out to be infected with a genetic mutation of a virus, CPV-19, created by scientist Edward Fiske, who's horrified to learn his sponsor wants to sell it without an antidote. As the deadly virus jumps from wolf to man, Cassidy and Jake find comfort in their growing mutual attraction. Fans of Alex Kava, Shannon McKenna and Suzanne Brockmann will hope to see more of Cassidy and Jake. (Mar.)
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"4 ½ stars. This is a fascinating and scary story that will most certainly capture your attention and invoke horror, shock, sadness and hope. You'll be hooked by the first chapter."  —Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 418 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1934755559
  • Publisher: Banyan Books; 2 edition (June 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BH10MG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,267 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down! June 17, 2009
I could not put this book down! It had a little something for every reader: thrills, romance, mystery, and action. I was captivated from the first page. I found this book to provoke many emotions, from fear to hope, sadness to happiness, and finding the strength to overcome weakness. Good quality reading without some of the R-rated sex scenes and dialogue often found in other novels. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone, hands down.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good solid writing June 14, 2012
By M.K.
Format:Kindle Edition
Read it on the weekend because it's a stay-up-until-you-finish-it sort of a book. I'd read a few clunker thrillers so Korzenko's book made a pleasant change.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put this book down!!!! July 2, 2012
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I could not put this book down and I read this book in one sitting and wanted more. The story was believable and appropriate for the times. I loved the characters and the action was non stop. The descriptions of the locals were such that I felt I was right there with Jake and Cassidy in the beauty of Yellowstone or the Jungles of the Niger Delta. I can't wait for the next book to come out "Angel Falls". I do hope that it gets published on Amazon.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exciting thriller March 8, 2009
At the request of OPEC, Dr. Cassidy Lowell examines the effect of oil drilling on the land, the people, and the animals of the Niger Delta. Robert Cole of oil mega-company New World Petroleum (NWP) expects a favorable report so he can send the crews in to start digging, but the consulting zoologist finds the explorations have caused appalling conditions. She gives her report to Cole and her boss Dr. Drew Sharpe, but is yanked immediately from Africa to Yellowstone National Park where her superiors figure she cannot cause too much trouble to big business. Her assignment is to determine why the gray wolf population is vanishing.

Just before leaving Africa, someone attacks her in her hut with his intent obviously to kill her. Jake Anderson saves her life. He is a member of Special Forces Black Strike black ops unit that works behind the scenes of her organization, Zoological Environmental Bio Research Agency (ZEBRA). He becomes the biologist on her Yellowstone team with his hidden agenda to learn what she knows that have people wanting her dead. The wolves are dying from a new genetic strand of the parvovirus that now harms canines and now is made into killing humans. NWP funded the research but Jake and crew have no idea why or what the firm intends to do with it. Jake and Cassidy accompanied by a concerned CDC and the Black Stripes plan to learn their intention and stop them

DEVIL'S GOLD is an exciting thriller as both the good guys and the villains have plans for the beleaguered heroine who is uncertain she can trust anyone though she is attracted to Jake. He shares her confusions as he wants her and more so wants her to be innocent, but fears she is a deep operator in the NWP scenario. Neither trusts the other (or their respective heart). The fully developed lead characters make for a special tale as they struggle to uncover the truth against a foe willing to execute a diabolical plan.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheila April 20, 2013
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This is a wonderful read. Lot's of action and a great story. It kept my attention and I will enjoy reading more of her book's. I enjoyed the plot of the story and a good clean romance. A good book for everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent April 19, 2013
By Lyn
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About half way through the book! I don't want to put it down, but alas, must do other chores, such as go to work!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic fast paced and suspenseful August 5, 2012
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Great book.Can't wait for the sequel. Fast paced and suspenseful with a strong heroine and an alpha hero. Has alot of action in several parts of the world. Starts and ends in Africa and moves to Yellowstone National Park. Pertinant to today's society dealing with oil conglamerates and hostile areas in the world. The heroine is an environmentalist hired to make sure oil comany won't destroy area and hero is military.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read January 4, 2014
By Lis
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I really enjoyed this book. It had a great plot, adventure,action and of course love. Julie Korzenko did a great job.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Average+
A little above average. Not enough added value to the mystery of what was going on. Predictable. Could have used a little more intrigue.
Published 16 months ago by Ray Hodges
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I didn't finish the book. Just bored and didn't wish to continue. Perhaps it's just me but I won't recommend reading.
Published 16 months ago by Bonnie L. Baetz
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book!
The action and romance is a fantastic mix in this book. I'm going to buy the new one right now!
Published 16 months ago by Debora K. Harvey-Frederiksen
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Details
A good read filled with enjoyable details on the subjects I knew little about allowing a full, meaty, suspenseful story with just enough romance
Published 17 months ago by rightinlight11
2.0 out of 5 stars take one down throw it out the wkndow
Ok I picked up this booking reading the overview it sounded really interesting with talking about wolf mutations militias and not mentions the hardcover book looks so enticing to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by ceaseless
2.0 out of 5 stars Aggravating
Not my cup of tea. Female lead character was too aggravating to even sympathies with. Story line too fragmented to really enjoy. Found book too aggravating to be enjoyable.
Published on July 21, 2012 by Amazon Buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed from beginning to end!
My book club group recently read this one and we all loved it. Those of us who have been to Yellowstone particularly liked the details and descriptions of the terrain, park,... Read more
Published on October 18, 2010 by Susan Erath
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More About the Author

Born in England, raised in New England and subsequently settling in the South, my background has strongly influenced my eclectic taste in literature, art and life experiences. A passionate advocate for nature and wildlife, I began college as a zoology major but ultimately graduated with a business degree in paralegal studies. My career has run the gambit from law to network administration to marketing and back to law.

My fervent desire to "save the animals" feeds my writing as well as my ability to fall prey to half a dozen canines that rule my life. My home in the North Georgia mountains provides an environment that infuses creative energy and a ten acre playground for my puppies.

I write what I love. The environment. The paranormal. The law.

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