Toni Gallo is the second in charge of Oxenford Medical, a pharmaceutical company dedicated to work with dangerous viruses to find vaccines. To protect their investigation, they have very advanced, but not infallible, security systems. Toni is in charge of the security.
A group of thieves are planning to steal the Madoba-2, a very dangerous virus. They plan to do it on Christmas Eve, when most of the personnel are on vacation, including Toni and Stanley Oxenford, the company’s owner. One of the group’s members is the designer of all the security systems and he’s willing to betray his family.
Despite their good plan, these thieves didn’t expect the terrible snow storm that blocked the streets and the visibility, so they have to improvise and take shelter in an unexpected place. They didn’t expect, either, Toni having to cancel her vacations and deciding to go and check the Kremlin.
Simply I loved it! This novel attracted my attention since the first page. Toni is an intelligent and strong woman, who takes very seriously her job, partly because she’s in love with Stanley and she doesn’t want to disappoint him, and partly because her nature is to solve any problem that comes up and make things right.
Kit is extremely unpleasant. He’s skilled but not intelligent and he’s full of resentment. I’m glad that his plan didn’t go well and that his family and Toni gave him his due. About Daisy, I didn’t like that she survived and continued causing trouble in jail. It was like in horror movies when you think the bad guy is dead but, incredibly, he keeps coming back.
Well, I liked Ken Follett’s writing. It’s exciting and absorbing. I’ll read more of his novels, for now I highly recommend “Whiteout”.