A high security lab in Scotland looses one of it's testing animals and an employee disappears. He is later found, carry the virus the animal was carrying, and tells the head of security, "there is no cure". On the heels of this a team of thieves is planning on robbing the high security facility and not stealing the cure, but the virus itself, which is to be used as a weapon of mass destruction. Will the thieves be caught in time? Or will thousands die for someone else's greed?
A lot more side stories going on throughout the book. This started off like a bullet from a gun and never slowed down. Any amount of free time I had I was reading it. Very interesting, fast pace, good subplots, and everything tied up in a neat package by the end. my first book by Follett, but definitely not my last.