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The Event [Kindle Edition]

Michael McBride
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Book Description

A lone figure approaches the New York Stock Exchange in broad daylight, his face painted like a reptile. He shrugs off his trench coat to reveal the silver canisters and high-pressure dispersion system strapped to his back. With an expulsion of gas, the screams of the living metamorphose into the screams of the dying.

FBI Special Agent Renee Lawton leads the investigation, for she has a unique insight into the event. It is part of a larger conspiracy, at the heart of which is the oldest and most insidious of motives: greed. She learns that not only is the love of money the root of all evil, but that some people will go to any lengths to amass it.

In an unapologetic business where avarice and deceit are virtues and the deadliest sin is complacency, Lawton discovers the old adage is true…

Buy when there’s blood in the streets, even if the blood is your own.


“A thrilling adventure! Fans of Michael Crichton will love it!” - Jeff Strand, Author of Pressure

“McBride writes with a rare confidence, and his story will thrill you to your reptilian core!” - Tim Lebbon, author of Echo City and Fallen

“Michael McBride literally stunned me with his enigmatic talent and kept me hanging on right up until the end.” - Midwest Book Review

“McBride just keeps getting better!” - Hellnotes


Michael McBride is the best-selling author of Burial Ground, Snowblind, The Coyote, Vector Borne, and Remains, as well as Bloodletting, Innocents Lost, Predatory Instinct, and Category V. He lives in Avalanche Country with his wife and children.

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  • File Size: 1411 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Factor V Media (October 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FW63676
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,745 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is another excellent, suspenseful, nerve wracking novella that all came together in a shocking conclusive ending...This novel makes you think about shootings and other massacres that occur all over the world..The story is told easily from present to past..The time count down also added to the intensity..All the pieces of the puzzle finally fit....

You follow special agent Renee Lawton starting 72 minutes post-event that just took hundreds of lives at The New York Stock Exchange...A young man just released sarin gas agent outside the building that he was able to make at home..Are these just random acts of terrorism or diversion for some other game...A game of power, greed and money...Who is really behind orchestrating these massacres and leading these boys to bring gruesome death to all...You will never be able to guess....I have been reading for years.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Event you have to read about!! November 19, 2013
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Another astounding novella by Michael McBride! The tension just never lets up in this one, as we follow FBI agent, Renee, on her hunt to find the person responsible for orchestrating horrific massacres. McBride takes us through Renee's journey, alternating between events that began her chase, and the events taking place in the present time. The use of this strategy really helps the build up--instead of being slammed with "this happened then", we are able to appreciate the dramatic increase in pressure and anxiety, without ever letting our guard down. Easily a one-sitting read, since you really won't be able to find a place where the action stops long enough to want to take a break.

The best thing about McBride's work is his attention to details and research that he puts into his stories. These are events that one can--theoretically--see happening in our world today. The "reality" of the situation is one that seems all too plausible.

The climatic ending was absolutely perfect, IMHO. Events all fell into place, and I never got the feeling that something was left out or "unexplained" at any point. A solid read by one of my new-found favorite authors.

Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blown away! This makes you think.... November 22, 2013
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This guy NEVER stops!!! Michael McBride is top notch! I am reading this book thinking good god there is some real truth to this and I hope beyond hope it never comes to fruition but maybe it already has. It gives you something to think about, the horrific events that have taken place on our soil. Very thrilling and will stay with me for a long time!
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Michael McBride was born in Colorado and still resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. He hates the snow, but loves the Avalanche. He works with medical radiation, yet somehow managed to produce five children, none of whom, miraculously, have tails, third eyes, or other random mutations. He writes fiction that runs the gamut from thriller to horror to science fiction...and loves every minute of it.

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