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Lethal Savage
Lethal Savage

Lethal Savage

A Peter Savage Novel

Peter Savage

FICTION

366 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781611533132

Rights: WOR

Light Messages Publishing (Oct 2019)

Price: $15.99
 
 

Overview

"I would follow Peter Savage into any firefight." -James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Demon CrownTwo men, one driven to the edge of sanity by heart-breaking losses, the other craving revenge, conspire to reshape America and bring her population to their knees.When young men on the Warm Springs Reservation in Central Oregon are stricken with an unidentified disease that leaves them sterile, Peter Savage is called to aid in the investigation.With the inquiry gaining momentum, Peter is kidnapped by hardened mercenaries. In the remote high desert of Oregon, Peter finds himself face to face with a demon from his past-an adversary who has seemingly risen from the grave.As the minutes count down to a biological holocaust, Peter presents the only chance to save an unwitting civilian population. With his trusted canine companion Diesel by his side, along with a former-assassin-turned-ally, Peter must gamble far more than his own life… and the odds have never been so long..Praise for Dave Edlund's Peter Savage Novels"I would follow Peter Savage into any firefight." -James Rollins,New York Times bestseller of The Demon Crown"Edlund is right at home with his bestselling brethren, Brad Thor and Brad Taylor." - Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong series"Required reading for any thriller aficionado" –Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 international bestselling author"Action on almost every page" -Foreword Reviews"Plenty of heart-racing action" -San Francisco Book ReviewRead the whole series!• Crossing Savage - Book 1• Relentless Savage - Book 2• Deadly Savage - Book 3• Hunting Savage - Book 4• Guarding Savage - Book 5• Lethal Savage - Book 6

Reviews

"Edlund's lean prose and whipsmart dialogue propel readers through this frighteningly realistic thriller at a breathtaking pace. Water is the elixir we all need to survive, yet it could very well be our kryptonite. Edlund deepens his blockbuster novel with a powerful portrayal of the plight of Native Americans. Heartwrenching. And Oregon is much more than a backdrop in LETHAL SAVAGE—the wilds become a living, breathing character." — K.J. Howe, International bestselling author of SKYJACK and Executive Director of ThrillerFest

"Edlund's gripping sixth Peter Savage novel (after 2018's Guarding Savage) finds Peter living a quiet life with his canine companion, Diesel, in Bend, Ore., where he runs a company that designs and manufactures high-tech small arms. That soon changes after he's approached by Lee Moses, a Paiute chief living on the Warm Springs Reservation, where a dangerous infection is affecting the community. As the contagion spreads, neither state nor federal health agencies have any interest. Peter calls in a favor to get the Centers for Disease Control on board. With few clues, investigators are soon stymied, and Peter begins to look into the outbreak himself. As he uncovers what seems to be a bioweapon, a past case suddenly comes back to haunt him, threatening all he holds dear. Finding himself in a no-win situation, Peter bets everything in the name of truth and honor. This compulsively readable thriller boasts a whiplash pace, a topical plot, and nonstop action. Edlund fans won't be disappointed. (Oct.)" — Publishers Weekly

"Lethal Savage is a wondrously effective, ticking clock bio-thriller in the best tradition of Doug Preston and James Rollins. David Edlund's latest tale to feature his stalwart Peter Savage features the ultimate high-stakes plot to either destroy America or change it forever. Lethal Savage never lets up or lets us down, while making masterful use of both contemporary geopolitics and cutting edge technology. A tour de force in all respects!" — Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the MURDER, SHE WROTE series

"Brimming with reality, intensity, and passion, Dave Edlund turns the ordinary into extraordinary. A rousing tale." — Steve Berry, the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen Cotton Malone adventures, four stand-alone thrillers, and several works of short fiction. His books have been translated into 40 languages with 25,000,000 copies in 51 countries.

"Dave Edlund's thrilling Peter Savage series continues with Lethal Savage, which kick-starts a drastic solution to overpopulation. On an Oregon reservation, the young men are struck by an unknown illness that leaves them sterile. Everyman Peter Savage is called in to investigate the mystery sickness and discovers that a mad scientist has concocted a simple but effective means of sterilizing the population, first spreading the illness through bottled water and then tapping into the global water supply. Meanwhile, an assassination contract pops up on the dark net, targeting Peter. Peter is forced to dodge professional and amateur assassins as he races to stop the biological threat. He's joined by a surprising ally: a sinister adversary from his past. The story rockets between various points of view as it races to its explosive conclusion. At every turn, Peter relies on his quick thinking and interpersonal skills to save the day. He's a blockbuster hero, capable with self-defense and weapons but fueled by compassion and intelligence. His allies trend ordinary and unassuming despite his storied career and previous adventures. A former assassin winds up joining in his attempts to stop the global threat, but Peter's greatest ally is his trusted dog, Diesel, whom he uses in a clever fashion as a distraction and a viable threat. This is a standalone thriller, but series regulars will appreciate its callbacks and connections to returning characters. The story provides ample context and balances exposition and action. The conclusion is complete, if a bit bittersweet, and rewarding for both new and returning readers. Lethal Savage is a thundering action thriller with a charismatic lead and all-too-real premise." —Foreword Reviews

"Dave Edlund's thrilling Peter Savage series continues with Lethal Savage, which kick-starts a drastic solution to overpopulation. On an Oregon reservation, the young men are struck by an unknown illness that leaves them sterile. Everyman Peter Savage is called in to investigate the mystery sickness and discovers that a mad scientist has concocted a simple but effective means of sterilizing the population, first spreading the illness through bottled water and then tapping into the global water supply. Meanwhile, an assassination contract pops up on the dark net, targeting Peter. Peter is forced to dodge professional and amateur assassins as he races to stop the biological threat. He's joined by a surprising ally: a sinister adversary from his past. The story rockets between various points of view as it races to its explosive conclusion. At every turn, Peter relies on his quick thinking and interpersonal skills to save the day. He's a blockbuster hero, capable with self-defense and weapons but fueled by compassion and intelligence. His allies trend ordinary and unassuming despite his storied career and previous adventures. A former assassin winds up joining in his attempts to stop the global threat, but Peter's greatest ally is his trusted dog, Diesel, whom he uses in a clever fashion as a distraction and a viable threat. This is a standalone thriller, but series regulars will appreciate its callbacks and connections to returning characters. The story provides ample context and balances exposition and action. The conclusion is complete, if a bit bittersweet, and rewarding for both new and returning readers. Lethal Savage is a thundering action thriller with a charismatic lead and all-too-real premise."—John Murray, Foreword Reviews

Author Biography

Dave Edlund is the USA Today bestselling author of the high-octane Peter Savage novels. His work has been highly praised by some of the best voices in military fiction and international thrillers. "I would follow Peter Savage into any firefight," says James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Demon Crown. Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author of the Caitlin Strong series, asserts that "Edlund is right at home with his bestselling brethren, Brad Thor and Brad Taylor." The Peter Savage novels have been called "required reading for any thriller aficionado" by Steve Berry, New York Times and #1 International bestselling author of more than fifteen novels, including The 14th Colony. A member of the International Thriller Writers, Dave's action-political thrillers are often compared to the Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler, the Sigma Series novels by James Rollins, the Jack Ryan novels by Tom Clancy, and the international thrillers of Steve Berry. When Dave isn't cooking up the latest adventure for Peter Savage, readers can find him working as a leading expert in hydrogen energy. He is an inventor on ninety US Patents and more than 120 foreign patents. He has published in excess of 100 technical articles and presentations and has been an invited author of several technical books on alternative energy. Dave is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a doctoral degree in chemistry. An avid outdoorsman and shooter, he's hunted throughout North America for big game. Edlund is a long-time resident of Bend, Oregon, where he lives with his wife, son, and four dogs.

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