Find Virgil (A Novel of Revenge)

      Frank Freudberg

Find Virgil (A Novel of Revenge)

The year is 1995. Big Tobacco thinks it's invincible.  Addicted consumers buy cigarettes despite soaring costs and proven health risks. Tobacco companies employ Washington lobbyists who convince law makers to pass favorable regulations. Industry revenues reach record highs. Things are looking good for the corporations and its millionaire executives and shareholders.
     Then something happens they never see coming. As a result of exposure to second-hand smoke, journalist Martin Muntor is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. 
     He doesn't intend to go quietly. He launches a plan of revenge to destroy the tobacco industry by spiking packs of cigarettes with sodium cyanide and slipping them back into the retail distribution chain. Hundreds die. The nation panics. Muntor manipulates the media and toys with the FBI. He taunts tobacco company investigator Tommy Rhoads, and Rhoads takes it personally.
    With Rhoads closing in, Muntor puts his scheme into overdrive. All hell breaks loose. More people die. The tobacco companies are freaking and the authorities are desperate.
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