Frank Gardner: Outbreak

Saturday 22 May 2021
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Assembly Rooms
£10 (excl. fees)
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Bestselling author Frank Gardner (Crisis, Ultimatum) skilfully mixes knowledge garnered as the BBC’s security correspondent with breathless action, to bring you fast-paced, heart-in-mouth excitement with superb twists and turns.

He talks to Caroline Sanderson about Outbreak, his new thriller, set deep within the Arctic Circle, where an abandoned cabin holds a dying man and a dark and terrifying secret. Within hours, a full-scale operation to contain this contagion is underway. Samples are rushed to the laboratories at Porton Down on high alert; what they discover changes everything. Supported by phone and data intercepts, British intelligence reaches a terrifying conclusion: Russia has been developing a new generation of bio-weapons.

Following the distinguished path set by reporters-turned-writers such as Frederick Forsyth, you can expect fly-on-the-wall insights, written by someone who has been there, done that and knows what it’s about — a real thriller for the 21st century.

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Event information:
This event will be socially distanced. Our venues were built by previous generations to house large gatherings, so they are adaptable for use adhering to socially distanced rules, with their spacious rooms and high ceilings. Further instructions of audience guidelines will be communicated closer to the festival and will adhere to the government guideline. Audience and artists’ safety is paramount. To read our COVID secure guidelines, please click here

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Outbreak by Frank Gardner


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