Author James Abel is a pen name for R. Scott (Bob) Reiss, a bestselling New York based author of 19 books.
WHITE PLAGUE (Jan 2015) is a thriller set in the Arctic, north of Alaska. A new US submarine has surfaced, on fire, its crew ill, in the ice choked northern waters. With only 36 hours to go before the survivors perish, a two man team of bio-terror experts is on their way to save them on the only US functioning icebreaker. And a fast approaching Chinese submarine in the least of their troubles. For the crew of the Montana has unwittingly unleashed a century old mystery, that could devastate the earth.
PROTOCOL ZERO (Aug 2015) returns with doctor and bio-terror expert Joe Rush returns in an electrifying new arctic adventure in which an apocalyptic plague threatens all of humanity…
When authorities in Alaska receive a disturbing call from a teenage girl, their investigation leads them to discover an entire family of researchers dead. Joe Rush is called to help examine the bodies. On the surface, it looks like a brutal murder/suicide. But the situation is nowhere near that simple—nor is it over.
“In White Plague, James Abel reworks one of the great tragedies of the early 20th Century into the material of a believable, hard-driving thriller of the modern arctic. Fast, well-written entertainment wrapped around something to think about.”—John Sandford, #1 New York Times