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The Demeter Code

By Russell Brooks


Reviewed by Angie Mangino

Rating: 4 stars


A sequel to the author’s Pandora’s Succession, this book begins at the Hooper-Adams Hotel in Washington, D.C. where readers encounter Doctor Nita Parris on her way to Tim Weyland’s room.


“All she cared about was getting him over to the FBI, who’d take him to one of their safe houses.”


Getting him out of the hotel, however, did not prove to be an easy task as the action escalates immediately.


Further along Fox and Parris are reunited with DCI Sue Merrick as in the earlier novel.


“Merrick only wished that she could’ve taken credit for stopping the bioweapons attack – otherwise known as Pandora’s Succession within the intelligence community – three years before…And even though Parris and Fox were responsible for stopping Pandora’s Succession, Merrick still treated both of them like dirt.”


From Washington, D.C. the action moves and continues in Rockford, Illinois; Montauban, France; Beach Park, Illinois; Huntsville, Alabama; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Dusseldorf, Germany; The Hague, The Netherlands; St. Petersburg, Russia; Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Bangkok, Thailand; Ontario, Canada; Magnolia, Texas; Albany, New York; Springfield, Massachusetts; Langley, Virginia; Jersey City, New Jersey; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Indianapolis, Indiana; Great Sacandaga Lake, New York; Bloomington, Indiana; Gary, Indiana; Silver Spring, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; McLean, Virginia; Hamden, Connecticut; The Hamptons, New York; Shirley, Long Island, New York; Derwood, Maryland; Wallingford, Connecticut; Mumbai, India;  ending in New York City, New York;


Readers keep pace with Fox and Parris, absorbed in their travel and actions in this engaging adventure.