The Pandora Equation
By Scott Reardon
Only Tom Reese can stop the havoc unleashed by a band of unstable test subjects who've escaped from a secret government lab - because he is one of them.
In The Prometheus Man, Reese hunted down his brother's killers - and destroyed any chance at a normal life. He stole the identity of a CIA agent, exposed a grisly stem cell experiment to enhance the human body, and made himself an enemy of the United States. Now Tom lives on the run with the woman he loves, knowing he'll lose her one day because a life with him is a life without a future.
Thousands of miles away, in an abandoned oil rig off the Alaskan coast, a new Prometheus lab operates in secret. When the test subjects - all death-row inmates - revolt and slaughter their way out, the entire world is shocked and terrified. Knowing authorities will hunt them to the ends of the earth, they crash the power grid in half the continental U.S., and 100 million people are thrown into chaos.
As a nation collapses on itself, Tom is offered a deal: help bring in the men responsible, and he can come home. He signs on for a recon mission, but finds that it will take him to places and force him to do things far darker than he ever imagined.
Scott Reardon is a graduate of Georgetown University and Northwestern Law. He currently runs an investment management firm in Los Angeles. His first novel, The Prometheus Man, was published in 2017.
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20 Sep 2018
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Praise for The Prometheus Man — -
The Prometheus Man is a bullet-paced thriller that provokes fear, anger, and sympathy simultaneously, and makes us hope the world never lets this particular fiction turn into reality — Thomas Perry, Edgar Award winner and bestselling author of The Informant
The Prometheus Man is a phenomenal debut, full of non-stop action and thrills. With this bioengineered twist on Jason Bourne, Reardon offers a dark vision of covert work that may be closer to the present than we think. — Matthew Quirk, bestselling author of The 500 and Cold Barrel Zero
A winning international thriller that is as smart as it is suspenseful. Part Robert Ludlum, part Michael Crichton, with a contemporary spin all Scott Reardon's own, The Prometheus Man is flat-out a great read! — Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception
The Prometheus Man is not only a stellar debut, it's a rare find in the reading landscape: a fast-paced techno-thriller with well-realized characters and a beating heart. A lot of people are running around claiming to be the next Michael Crichton. Scott Reardon actually has the writing chops to pull it off. — Brad Parks, Shamus Award-winning author of Say Nothing
A debut thriller that succeeds...Many high-octane action scenes Reardon executes with skill. — Kirkus
Reardon has packed his debut with action, plot twists, and well-sketched characters...Recommend this one to readers of John Burdett's The Bangkok Asset — Booklist