Pandemic Beginnings: A Medical Thriller Series (The Pandemic Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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From the Publisher
Dr. Mackenzie Hagan is a well-respected epidemiologist at the CDC-Atlanta and the daughter of a retired Commanding General at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. Mac often says infectious disease is in her blood. She has arrived in the jungles of Guatemala to investigate an outbreak. While no infectious disease outbreak is routine, this particular hot zone in Guatemala has its own set of complications.
Nathan Hunter is a covert operative within an off-the-books project for the Department of Defense. He tracks down terrorists before they strike. While tracking the activities of a jihadist cell, Hunter unravels a villainous plot with tentacles spanning the globe. His investigative path crosses with Mac's and the two become a team to fight the silent enemies deployed by the terrorists.
They soon learn that the biggest challenge they'll face is right at home - a government bureaucracy unwilling to sound the alarm to protect the nation.
The events depicted in The Pandemic Series are fictional. They are, however, based upon historical fact.
The Pandemic series from author Bobby Akart formed the basis for an entire semester's course study at Midwestern University.
PANDEMIC | BOOK 1
Terrorists kidnap and blackmail a young French scientist in Western Africa.
The outbreak of an ancient disease kills everyone in a village located in a remote jungle of Guatemala.
U.S. government operatives uncover a secret biological laboratory in Trinidad.
An isolated death at the hands of this killer virus is discovered in Greece.
Published May 16, 2017
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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
“This is one of the most chilling, gripping, and riveting book series I have ever read.”
“Pandemic Beginnings is a brilliant book that combines basically every aspect of a good thriller with great main characters and throws it into a washing machine with terrorism, bio-weapons, and diseases.”
“Easily comparable to Crichton, Cook, and Preston as one of my top bio-thriller books I've ever read.”
“Always ahead of his time, Bobby Akart has written a fascinating book about global pandemic.”
- Featured by PopSugar
- A semester course at Midwestern University
PANDEMIC BOOK 1
“A terrifying thrill ride you can’t get off!”
“This book deserves a movie.”
“Easily one of the best openings of a series that I've read in quite some time.”
“I found this book to be spell binding. I could not put it down.”
“Loved this edge-of-your-seat book.”
“I’ve recently read at least four of these type of pandemic type novels and I can honestly say this one is the best so far by FAR.”
“The writing is intelligent and informative without getting too bogged down in the science.”
“This book completely exceeded my expectations in every way.”
“As a former Robin Cook fan, I was pleased to stumble across this novel. BEGINNINGS is every bit as exciting and frightening as Coma and Outbreak,...etc.! If you love a good "can't put it down" medical thriller, this is the book for you!”
PANDEMIC BOOK 2
“Book reads like a movie. I could picture the characters, the scenes and the events from the great writing style.”
“This is a series that I am recommending to all my friends and family without any hesitation.”
“The action never stops in The Innocents and you will find it impossible to put down until you’re finished.”
“Mind blowing and captivating thriller!”
“The writing is personal, gripping, intense, human.”
“As a retired medical researcher I can vouch for the careful work that Bobby Akart did to write this novel.”
“The action is fast-paced, grabbing your attention with both fists and shaking you to the core.”
“I just can’t put these books down.”
“Akart is a master of suspense, keeping us on the edge of our seats. But, he does it with fact-based fiction that would scare even the most hardened readers.”
“This book was even better than the first one!”
PANDEMIC BOOK 3
"I can’t recommend this series enough!"
"This series is simply amazing."
"I would not be surprised if a movie is made from this series."
"LEVEL 6 was an AWESOME read!"
"This series would make a great movie."
"It's one of the best bioterrorism series I've read, and I read quite a few."
"This is by far one of the best stories I have read."
"Without question- top of the heap in the genre!"
"THE BEST Medical Thrillers I’ve read!"
"Author Bobby Akart has surpassed authors of medical thrillers like Robin Cook, Patricia Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen with his series, Pandemic."
PANDEMIC BOOK 4
"I found this to be the best book of the series! Action! Suspense!"
"I read all 4 books in 6 days. It's an addiction!"
"This book was phenomenal"
"I learned, I cried, I traveled to places I've never been."
"Sit on the edge of your seat excitement!"
"Perfect ending to a brilliant series!!"
"This book is a gripping, edge of your seat, page turning thrill ride that never eases up so buckle in before you start to read."
"Engaging and entertaining until the last word!"
"I couldn't put down the book from start to end! It's a must read."
"What a fabulous ending to the series."
This is an ingenious, inventive thriller about the threats we face from a global pandemic, and the use of infectious diseases by terrorists as they wage jihad around the world. Drawing on his unique talent to place the reader in a post-apocalyptic world, Bobby Akart delivers an explosive page-turner that has you wondering - will there be a last patient?
~ Amazon Hall of Fame and Top 2 Reviewer
When suggesting the Pandemic series to readers, renowned Hollywood entertainment website, PopSugar, wrote:
"If you were to blend The Walking Dead and Grey's Anatomy, you would have Bobby Akart's Pandemic series ... This thriller's twists and turns will remind you of the weekly emotional rollercoaster of our favorite doctor drama."
About the Author
NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKE, a standalone natural disaster thriller
THE ODESSA SERIES, a Gunner Fox Trilogy, a terrorism thriller
THE VIRUS HUNTERS, medical thrillers
Virus Hunters 1
Virus Hunters 2
Virus Hunters 3
THE GEOSTORM SERIES, post-apocalyptic survival thrillers
THE ASTEROID SERIES, a Gunner Fox Trilogy, a disaster thriller
THE DOOMSDAY SERIES, a political thriller series
THE YELLOWSTONE SERIES, natural disaster thrillers
THE LONE STAR SERIES, post-apocalyptic survival fiction
Axis of Evil
Lines in the Sand
THE PANDEMIC SERIES, medical thrillers
THE BLACKOUT SERIES, post-apocalyptic survival fiction
THE BOSTON BRAHMIN SERIES, political thrillers
The Loyal Nine
Seeds of Liberty (non-fiction companion guide)
THE PREPPING FOR TOMORROW SERIES, non-fiction
EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse
- ASIN : B071F9WGRQ
- Publication date : May 16, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2416 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 349 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #51,970 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Bobby Akart has brought us another terrific and and terrifying series about a post-apocalyptic dystopian future, this time the cause of the end of the world as we know it is a pandemic. The story is ripped from tomorrow's headlines describing an all too real, all too possible, all too terrifying warning of what COULD happen, all too easily. With a warning comes preparation, but how do you prepare for a killer who doesn't care who you are, what you do or what you believe? A killer who only needs a warm body. A killer that can find you from any surface you touch, or from the very air you breathe? A nearby cough or sneeze, or pressing the down button on the elevator, or grasping a door handle can bring the killer into your life, then you can bring it to everyone you love, everyone you know.
The characters in this story are brought to you in rich detail. Not just actors in a play, but friends you know, living just down the street a bit. These are people you can love or hate, you can cheer their wins or boo their play. In the pages of this story you will find a chuckle or a belly laugh, you will shed tears of joy and tears of sorrow. You will be thrilled, terrified and disgusted. One thing you won't be is bored!
The idea that a handshake or a kiss could kill you is very frightening or the fact that a person setting behind you at a movie theater or next to you on an airplane can cough or sneeze and end your life the same as a bullet or a bomb, is a fact that we must face in these times.
No question that evil people are at this very moment working on a disease that can not only inflict severe pain and suffering on the populous as a whole, but could wipe out millions or billions is not without facts in history. The Black Plague wiped out millions of people in a time in history when people traveled just a few miles from where they were born. Some believe half the population died from the Plague. Imagine what today could be like. Travel from Paris to New York in a few hours. Take a trip to Rio and return to Atlanta. Will you bring a pandemic so vicious and untreatable, that every person you contact will die.
Bobby Akart never fails to open my eyes to the possibility of what can happen without warning. But he also offers a way to survive these disasters. Prepare, prepare and prepare, but more importantly learn. Learn how to survive, how to prep for the unexpected.
I can truly recommend all of Mr. Akart's books to friends, family and to anyone who wants to live another day.
Top reviews from other countries
I find the humour slightly off, characters will start laughing hysterically at things that would make most people cry. The two main characters are a little sickly sweet hollywood heroes’ (its a love story) rich, good looking etc.
On the up side its very well researched and the technical side is spot on. Gives a good understanding how germs spread and what you should do if the worst ever happens.
I love the main characters and the depth of research Bobby has clearly put into this book. Looking forward to the rest of the series....scary and compelling read!