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The Calypso Directive: A Novel Hardcover – April 1, 2012
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"A biological thriller that mixes a series of "what-if" scenarios as it moves from New York to Europe in the blink of an eye." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A Brilliant Thriller... The Calypso Directive drives home the point that it is not what you write about that matters, but how you write it. Even if you're not into thrillers, keep him on your radar." (Cornell Daily Sun)
“Fast-paced and thought-provoking, The Calypso Directive is a dark tale of hubris, and the irrelevance of the individual in a culture driven by science-for-profit and science-for national security. Very believable, conceivable, scary, and real. A rocket-sled ride of a debut by Brian Andrews.” (Jopseph Heywood)
“A smart, hard-driving thriller. Andrews fires on all cylinders in THE CALYPSO DIRECTIVE.” (New York Times Bestselling Author, Grant Blackwood)
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Brian writes for Thomas & Mercer with his co-author Jeff Wilson as: Andrews & Wilson
Brian writes for Crooked Lane Books with Jeff Wilson under the pseudonym: Alex Ryan
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Top Customer Reviews
From the back cover: An unprecedented genetic mutation, an underground think tank, and an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company collide in this dazzling debut thriller.
For one hundred and fifty-five days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals aims to commercialize as a multi-billion dollar gene therapy.
Against all odds, Foster escapes his laboratory prison and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance. To help him unravel the mystery inside him, Foster contacts the only person he can trust-a former lover and microbiologist living in Vienna- and the two become fugitives, hunted across the heart of Europe.
Under the guise of averting a plague pandemic, Vryogen hires an elite, underground Think Tank to track down Foster. But when the team sets a trap for Foster, they discover they're not the only ones in the hunt. In a race against two deadly assassins, can the brilliant minds of the Think Tank unravel the truth before time runs out for their quarry?
In a novel where conscience clashes with greed, loyalty with suspicion, and paranoia with reality, THE CALYPSO DIRECTIVE deftly explores the issues of genetic exploitation and piracy. Captivating, controversial, and courageous, Andrews debut is sure to thrill and leave you wondering what secrets are locked in your DNA.Read more ›
The Calypso Directive, by Brian Andrews is a sure-to-grab- your-attention thriller about genetic exploitation, high tech science and kidnapping written with a sure hand and great talent. Without question, it is one of the best books I've read in a long time.
Shortly after starting to read it, I could feel my blood pressure rising, my pulse increasing and my heart rate going up.
Almost immediately, the story begins as a compelling and very exciting search for the truth. Will Foster, the hero, is caught up in a world of fear and confusion. You become caught up in it too. The action in the story is non-stop.
There were many times when I had to brace myself before I turned the page. I was that frightened. I would highly recommend this excellent book, but I would suggest you don't read it at night when you're alone in the house. At one point I said to my husband, "I'm reading a book. Would you please hold my hand?" I can't wait for this author's next book!
Will foster is our protagonist and he is not having a great day. A fact that repeats the last 154 days he has been held incognito against his will based on an assertion that he carries a disease that would be fatal to anyone he comes in contact with. The only problem is that that is a big fat lie.
Focusing over the past few weeks Will, referred to as patient 65 by his captures, has determined an escape plan which he executes perfectly and escapes. Now he must find an old friend who may be able to help him figure out what is going on.
In fact the pharmaceutical fir that imprisoned him has determined that his DNA contains a gene of super resistance that could change the world of medicine overnight. They have been working frantically while Will was imprisoned to isolate and hopefully reproduce this gene, with no success to date.
Now that he has escaped they want their golden goose back and hire an outside firm to track him down and retrieve him. While they think they have found him when they go to retrieve him they run into another group with the same idea. That's great ! all Will needs is two groups of experts trying to capture him.
Who is the real antagonist ?
Who has sent the second group after him ?
This is a thrilling read while at the same time positing questions about the person versus their potential benefit to society. In other words, do they lose so we all win ?
A great read
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am intrigued by the subject matter and the research put into this engaging read. I hope there are sequels. If not sequels, then more from this author.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
although the author can definitely write a fast paced story, I found that I lost interest along the way. Read morePublished 17 months ago by kindlegal
Its hard for a new author to make their presence felt in the crowded medical and historically based novel marketplace. Brian Andrews has done so and then some. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by James B. Edwards
I bought this audiobook based on the reviews and as a change of pace from other authors I love. The only thing worse than the book itself was the narrator. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Jemmc04
This is a great first book by a new author!!! Suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by Diane Saul
The author has you pulled into his story from the very beginning! It only took 2 days to read his book and I am left wanting more at the end! Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by MH
This was a good read and interesting storyline. I would suggest others read it. I will read future books of Mr. Andrews.Published on March 16, 2013 by Jared
Can't wait for his next book. The Calypso Directive was an action packed thriller that I didn't want to put down!Published on March 4, 2013 by Hillary Guenthner
The Calypso Directive is a fast-paced page-turner. It's obvious that Andrews did his research as he weaves medical science and human genetics into a captivating novel with... Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Christa M Hines, author of Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator...