He applied the Page 69 Test to his latest novel, Protocol Zero, and reported the following:
Page 69 in Protocol Zero finds my protagonist, Marine Dr. and bio-terror expert Joe Rush in Northern Alaska trying to figure out why a party of researchers has died, and whether the threat might be larger, might in fact effect America's northernmost city, which lies on the Arctic Ocean....and then get bigger still. On page 69 Joe is deep in conversation with the Inupiat Eskimo head of the North Slope, Alaska police, a leader and whale hunter and member of a 4,000 year old culture, who is explaining some history to Joe, grounding him on the patriotism of the place, and also on unpleasant past incidents that have resulted in some suspicion of the motives of outsiders. Joe's on a secret mission. He can't explain the real reason he's there. He likes the police chief, and he's torn between truth and loyalty...and now he begins to learn some secrets about the people who have perished.Visit James Abel's website.