Deadout, the sequel to Jon McGoran’s acclaimed debut, Drift, is now available in hardcover, mass market paperback, ebook, and audio! Buy Deadout at your local bookstore, or from:
Amazon – Barnes & Noble – IndieBound – Powells, or in audio from Audible.com.
A trip to an island off the New England coast—and away from the demands of police work—might be just what Detective Doyle Carrick needs to jumpstart his stalled relationship with Nola Watkins. But then a mysterious plague starts killing the island’s bees and Nola takes a job at an organic farm hit hard by the disease, working for the rich, handsome, and annoying Teddy, with whom she quickly becomes a little too friendly for Doyle’s liking. When Teddy’s estranged father offers Doyle a big payday to keep his son out of trouble until he can close a big government contract—and when Doyle meets Annalisa, a beautiful researcher studying the bees—Doyle decides to stick around. But when Stoma Corporation, a giant biotech company, moves in with genetically modified super bees it claims are the answer to the world’s bee crisis, tension grows between protestors and a private army of thugs. Doyle soon realizes that bees aren’t the only thing being modified. As Annalisa’s coworkers start to go missing, she and Doyle uncover a dark, deadly, and terrifying secret. Things spin violently out of control on the tiny island, and when Doyle closes in on what Stoma Corporation is really up to, he must race to stop them before their plot succeeds, and spreads to the mainland and the world.
“McGoran fluidly blends science and suspense in his outstanding second eco-thriller starring Philly cop Doyle Carrick… Top-notch plotting enhances McGoran’s sympathetic, flawed lead.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Pure entertainment is what this book is.”
“Deadout is a great thriller with fantastic pacing and strong characters… a stand out novel.”
– Crimespree Magazine
“Jon McGoran has been compared to Michael Crichton. McGoran’s newest thriller, Deadout, doesn’t just live up to that auspicious comparison: It improves on it.”
– Philadelphia Weekly
“Deadout. It’s a must purchase. Topical, thrilling, dark… full of mystery and intrigue… I love it.”
“[Deadout] weaves environmental concern over GMO food sources into a suspenseful plotline… The scientific developments are timely, and by incorporating a main character who’s not a hardcore activist, McGoran keeps the preachiness away…the novel delivers on suspense and a complex storyline.”
– Philadelphia Citypaper