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The president's son is dying. Terrorists claim to have the only cure.

When a private plane whisks CDC epidemiologist Madeline Hamilton to Washington, DC, for an urgent medical symposium, she knows something significant is underway - but she doesn’t expect to face the most disturbing medical mystery of her career. A debilitating neurological toxin has stricken the children of several political families, and one of them is the son of US President Anna Moreland.

With the lives of children on the line, Madeline assembles a team of medical experts. The investigation takes a horrifying turn when she starts receiving communications from the terrorists, who want to engage in a deadly political game.

Desperate to find the perpetrators and a cure, the White House recruits FBI anti-terror specialist Quinn Traynor to run a parallel investigation. As the teenagers start dying and the answers seem no closer, Madeline and Quinn fight to prevail before President Moreland is forced to make an impossible choice: give in to the terrorists’ demands, or let her only child succumb to an agonizing death.

This is the second book in the phenomenal FBI and CDC Thriller series by USA Today best-selling author Jenifer Ruff. It can be listened to as a stand-alone.

If you’re a fan of James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Lee Child, Tami Hoag, Lisa Regan, Robin Cook, Ken Follett, or Gillian Flynn, you’ll love Only One Cure.

Praise for Only One Cure:

“Dark and intense, filled with twists and suspense. Only One Cure will grab you on page one and not let go. Another winner from Jenifer Ruff!” (USA Today best-selling author Dan Alatorre) 

"In Only One Cure, Jenifer Ruff weaves another suspenseful tale featuring the expertise of her relatable characters. As the stakes are raised, we’re taken on an incredible journey. Ruff’s narrative demands we read on!” (Allison Maruska, author)

©2020 Jenifer Ruff (P)2020 Greyt Companion Press

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  • SpokaneBecky
  • 01-09-2020

Mixed review....

Ok, so the writing is great, the characters are fantastic, and the story was tightly woven. It definitely drew you to the end. The only draw backs were the science and FBI/CDC responses that strained credulity. If you are looking for something with realism, this isn't for you. If you can suspend disbelief, this is a fun story, and you won't be disappointed. "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Rayc
  • 12-08-2020

Great medical/terrorist thriller

Fast paced and with lots of tension. I am not normally a fan of medical thrillers but this one caught my attention and kept me turning pages. I can highly recommend this audiobook to any one who likes a well written thriller. I received a free copy of this audio book at my request and voluntarily leave this honest review..

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  • Madeline
  • 08-08-2020

Like 2020 but with Hope

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. While there is always hope, it takes time to find cures or vaccines or medications that can help the sick. This book timespan happens within a about a month and everything moves quickly. But it’s at just the right pace for even the reader to pick up and start to figure things out. Very well written and performed. I couldn’t stop listening.

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  • txdoc
  • 03-08-2020

Terrorism, cartels, politics, and romance!

I somehow missed the first book in this series (Only Wrong Once) and while I am sure it would have provided more of a foundation for the main characters and their relationship to each other, I never felt I was missing anything integral to this story. It can absolutely be read as a standalone (having said that, I have already gone back and purchased the first one because the writing and the characters are so good). This book has something for everyone. It is a well-written and compelling page-turner of a novel that features strong, intelligent female characters who are highly accomplished and very relatable. Also featured are some very convincing and rather loathsome villains, each with their own agendas, who are working together to perpetrate a heinous act of terrorism against the United States. The story is told from the perspective of a CDC epidemiologist, Madeline Hamilton and an FBI counterterrorism agent (and Madeline’s love interest), Quinn Traynor. Both have been called in to combat different aspects of this threat against their country. A neurotoxin has been deployed against a select group of young people (all of whom have wealthy and/or politically prominent parents) and a nerve-racking, tension-filled race is on to find out who is responsible for this toxin and how to combat its effects before the young lives are lost. The plot is intriguing and plausible, the characters are well-developed and believable, and the suspense is unremitting. There is no gratuitous or graphic violence, no unsavory language, and the romance between Madeline and Quinn is devoid of explicit scenes. I applaud the professional presentation of this book – it is well-edited with no typos or grammatical errors to detract from the flow of the narrative. I chose to listen to the audiobook version as I read along with the e-book version and I must comment on the superlative job done by the narrator, Stephanie Dillard. I felt she employed every technique possible (variances in pitch, cadence, tone, and accents) to bring this story and its characters to life for the listener. Without reservation, I recommend this book and audiobook to all. While I did purchase a copy of this book, I was provided with a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this honest and unbiased review.

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  • Neesie315
  • 28-07-2020

CDC and FBI to the rescue!

This was a well-written and entertaining book. A mysterious illness has struck a group of soccer players after a trip to Brazil. Is the disease attacking their nervous systems a result of this trip? Or, there something more sinister at work. Considering that these young people attend an exclusive school and happen to be the sons and daughters of Senators, businessmen and the POTUS, it could even be terrorists! The CDC and FBI are called upon to solve the mystery, find a cure and discover who is behind this heinous illness before one or more of these kids succumbs. If this is a terrorist attack, it could mean the end of the President's term in office or worse. Add in the possibility that a drug cartel might be involved and a person close to the President being addicted to oxycodone and you have a true thriller. The story moved at a fast pace and was engaging from start to finish. The author does a good job with keeping the reader's interest with all of the twists and turns. There is also plenty of action and a little romance to add to the mix. The narrator does a good job with the pacing and the voices she uses for the various characters. I was given the chance to listen to this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher and chose to review it.

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  • Deedra
  • 02-10-2020

Only one cure

This was a good book.The science was iffy,but it was sci fi.The characters were likable.The Presidents son comes down with a virus.A medical 'symposium' is called so she can have her choice people work on a cure. Stephanie Dillard was a very good narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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  • Megan Dann
  • 21-09-2020

Quick and Interesting!

I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. The writing, characters, and pacing of this story were all fantastic. I liked the slight tension that held throughout the book and can suspend my disbelief enough to believe that government agencies run the way the book describes. My gripe with the narrator was how similar the character voices were. At times it felt like we were simply being read a book as opposed to being told a story. Otherwise, really cool, interesting idea carried out pretty seamlessly.

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  • J Smith
  • 07-10-2020

Only One Cure

I’ve listened to other books from this pairing and enjoyed them so I picked this up too. I wasn’t disappointed! It’s a great story that pulls you in from the start and Stephanie is the perfect narrator for this book with great pacing and character voices. I’m really hoping there’s more from this series to come. This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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  • Julie
  • 15-07-2020

Only one book you need to get this summer.

Oh wow, I haven't discovered another author that can write like Jenifer Ruff can. This book gripped you from the very first word and boy did it take you on a ride until the very end. As you can tell I really enjoyed this book. It contained a strong cast of characters and a good plot that had you sat on the edge of your seat, wondering what the out come would be. With everything going on in the world at the moment this book covered the subject of a pandemic very well and it also contained some lighter moments that will make you smile without lossing the seriousness of the subject. This is book two and even though it is a stand alone book I would recommend book one "Only wrong once" because it introduces you to the two main characters and let's face it if you don't you are missing out on what is turning out to be an excellent series.that you won't want to miss. Madeline plans to go house hunting are put on hold when she gets a phone call asking her to drop everything and be at the airport asap. With very little information she turns up to find the Presidents son and a number of his friends have gone down with an illness that the doctors can't identify and she has been made head of the task force that have the job of finding a cure. Her first job, after requesting her team is to find out how they became infected and why some are worse than others. The teens have just can back from a school trip to Mexico but was the infection closer to home? Then she gets a phone call asking her to choose from three words, this leads to two dead bodies and one still alive. It seems somebody has his hands on a cure and the infection was a planned attack. Madeline is joined by Quinn Traynor as the investigation shifts gears and with the caller playing games with the teenagers lives it is a race again time to find a cure. The United states don't negotiate with terrorist but what does that mean for a group of sick children and will the terrorists take it any further? I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job of building up the tension and suspense, as well as some great voices for the characters. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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