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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers / Espionage
  • Language:English
  • Pages:308
  • eBook ISBN:9781098379148
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098379131

Racing Orion

by Zach Franz

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If you've longed for a spy thriller that delivers maximum action and suspense without sacrificing intelligence or emotion, you've found it. Racing Orion is a gripping international adventure about a pair of unlikely allies who must save the world from a disaster it doesn't know is coming.


Within the shadows of present-day Europe, two scientists have developed a horrific virus capable of decimating human life wherever it is unleashed. They call it Orion. The only hope to stop the strain is Jeremy Kent, an undercover CIA agent at the end of his rope. Miraculously escaping from a Russian prison, Kent must cross the continent with a pack of deadly assassins on his trail.

Complicating matters, he soon runs into Allison Shaw, an American nurse caught in the crossfire. Against both of their wills, Kent is forced to take her with him. From bustling streets in Austria and France to Alpine foothills and the halls of Buckingham Palace itself, Kent and Allison trek westward, racing to stop Orion before it seals the fate of millions.

About the author

Zach Franz studied journalism in college before moving on to pen over seventy-five monthly film reviews for two St. Louis area outlets. He published his first novel, Racing Orion, in 2021. These days, he's always on the lookout for the next great story. When he's not writing one, he's likely reading, watching a movie, or cheering on his favorite hockey team, the Blues. Zach lives with his family in the Missouri countryside and he would welcome your feedback at zdfranz@gmail.com.

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