A Fierce Radiance
  • A Fierce Radiance
  • A Fierce Radiance
  • A Fierce Radiance
ISBN: 0061252522
EAN13: 9780061252525
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 29, 2011
Pages: 560
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 7.6" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A Washington Post Best Novel of the Year

An NPR Best Mystery of the Year

This suspenseful novel from the New York Times bestselling author of City of Light follows a photojournalist as she takes on an assignment that will involve blackmail, espionage, and murder--all in the early days of America's involvement in World War I.

In the anxious and uncertain days after Pearl Harbor, beautiful, talented Life magazine photojournalist Claire Shipley is assigned to cover the clinical testing of a new medication at the renowned Rockefeller Institute in New York. Still grieving the death of her young daughter from an infection, Claire is shocked by what she finds there: the doctors and researchers are attempting to cure fatal infections with a little-known, temperamental medicine made from green mold, which they're calling penicillin--and that may be just the beginning of their breakthroughs.

As the nation plunges into war, Claire begins an intense love affair with James Stanton, an Institute physician given the difficult, top-secret task of coordinating penicillin research for the military. Meanwhile Claire's long-estranged father, a self-made millionaire entrepreneur, is realizing the potential of the new mold-derived medications to transform Read More chevron_right

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