- File Size: 747 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611941768
- Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (September 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: September 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009CD14NI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,925 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The scenario is ridiculous. An Islamic terrorist has somehow gained total control over the Level 4, biohazard containment facility of a domestic biotechnology firm. How could this possibly happen? Who knows, the author glosses over this as if it were a common occurrence. He is on the verge of releasing an airborne Ebola strain that promises to wipe out millions of Americans. Our hero, an interim CEO who steps in after all upper level management are murdered by our terrorist friend, cracks the case within 48 hours, saving the world from certain destruction.
The characters in the book are as one dimensional as you could possibly imagine. The dialogue is laughably atrocious. I promise, you will wince at some of the things that come from the characters' mouths. The events in the book, designed to promote an increasing level of suspense, instead left me rolling my eyes.
This is not good.
A terrorist is targeting the United States (specifically Atlanta). His weapon isn't a bomb, a gun or an airplane. It's Ebola. Specifically a variety of Ebola that is airborne. CDC doctors, the FBI, a corporate CEO and even Mossad are working to stop him before it's too late.
This is a tough book for me to rate. The high level story is very interesting and scary. If terrorists really do get the ability to use germ warfare, we will be in a world of hurt. But, there were certain things about the writing style that didn't allow it to flow. There were several sections with sentences that were too long and the result was too many commas in a section. It wasn't consistent throughout the book but when I hit one of these paragraphs, it was frustrating.
There were some plot issues that bothered me as well. I won't spoil them here but character motivations are important to me. It is hard to believe certain actions are attributable to bright, successful people without more backstory. I also dislike it when things happen to help the protagonist and they are too convenient and not realistic.
The author is a former meteorologist. So, he used several cloud names including cumulonimbi which, again, just seemed liked overkill. The word "cauliflowering" was used as a verb. He also used the phrases "mushroom treatment" and "rock and a hard spot" which felt out-of-place and somewhat outdated. None of these word usages were awful but they did keep me from enjoying it more.
I did enjoy the references to native trees and flowers in Atlanta - living in the south, I see most of these every day. Plus, I lived in Oregon for several years and was excited to see Cannon Beach (one of my favorite places) referenced.
Overall, it was a good book but not great. 3/5 stars.
I did have a few problems with the book. While the character of Richard was likable, he didn't seem very competent in his position, and some of his actions just didn't make sense. One character in the book came across too much like a cartoon ninja character. Then there was Richard's love interest, an odd, not very devout Methodist minister.
I enjoyed the beginning of the book, but it seemed to go down too many rabbit trails before it found its way back. I would have liked more medical and fewer escapades.
Author Buzz Bernard gets the story underway in fine fashion. A trial release of the deadly virus in a balloon on a golf course infects two early-morning golfers. The fear and agony one of these victims suffers as the horrible disease spreads through his body grabs the reader and, frankly, frightens the wits out of him. Fright is exciting, especially so when the scenario seems not far-fetched at all. It is all too easy to imagine this kind of thing actually taking place in 21st century America.
The novel's main character, a retired corporate executive named Richard Wainwright appears on the scene when he is persuaded to become the temporary CEO of an Atlanta bio-technology firm after the company's management team perished in a plane crash. Wainwright discovers a mysterious building on the corporate campus and learns that it is off-limits even to him. Curiosity killed the cat and it almost kills the inquisitive CEO.
Somehow the story gets diverted from the terrorist plot to infect metropolitan Atlanta with a deadly virus to Wainwright's adventures as he tries to get a grasp of the goings-on inside his new company. Eventually, the threads of the plot do come together again, but only after the reader feels distracted and maybe even a little bored.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A threat unlike any ever seen on American soil is just days away from being released. An altered version of Ebola which allows for airborne transmission is about to be released in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian
Written very well, easy to follow. Believable characters. I enjoyed it.Published 5 months ago by JJ
I think Buzz Bernard is vastly under appreciated. He has kept me engaged for several books, and that isn't easy. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. J. Hannah
The author has a variety of interests and abilities. His vocabulary is descriptive and the plot line holds my interest most of the time with only a few lags. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Dianne Graham
This is a good book but needs to be edited. There are some spelling and grammar errors.Published 14 months ago by Jacquelyn Johnson
Pretty interesting. Just bought it because it was on sale and am a MPH major. Was exciting and good!Published 17 months ago by Laura
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