Frank Gardner is the BBC Security Correspondent, an Arabic speaker, GB Ski Club President and survivor of multiple gunshot wounds in Saudi Arabia. He is the author of bestselling memoir 'Blood and Sand' describing his Middle East experiences. He’ll be discussing his latest thriller Outbreak. Deep within the Arctic Circle, three scientists from the UK's Arctic Research Station trudge through a blizzard in search of shelter. They see a cabin ahead. It appears abandoned. No lights. No snowmobile outside. But as they push open the door, the smell hits them. Rank and foetid: there's something bad inside. Dispatched to investigate, MI6 operative Luke Carlton finds himself on a serpentine trail of lies and deception. From a mysterious factory in Lithuania, via arrest and imprisonment, and ultimately back to Britain, he discovers that they've been looking in the wrong place all along .
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