Plague – A Medical Thriller by Victor Methos

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August 14, 2012
THE DEADLIEST DISEASE IN HISTORY . . .A lethal pathogen appears on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Dr. Samantha Bower of the Centers for Disease Control is handed the case and assigned to investigate its containment and origins.

A MYSTERIOUS FIGURE WHO ISN’T WHAT HE APPEARS TO BE . . .

Dr. Bower finds a microorganism unlike any she has run across in her lifetime. The symptomology points her to the most destructive disease in human history. One man has offered her help. A man with insight into the disease who reveals nothing about himself or his past.

THE WORLD ON THE EDGE OF A CLIFF . . .

Dr. Bower discovers that there are forces at work she can’t understand. All applying pressure to use the chaos of an epidemic to their advantage. But there is one thing she is certain of: humanity may soon be an endangered species . . .

Review –
Okay, I will start out by saying that I read this before the Ebola outbreak came to the United States, but having said that, what happens in this story could all be coming true. It’s very scary. If you can handle doom and gloom and gore then read this series and see what may lay ahead of us.
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Cell by Stephen King

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Book Description

Publication Date:January 24, 2006
THERE’S A REASON CELL RHYMES WITH HELL.
On October 1, God is in His heaven, the stock market stands at 10,140, most of the planes are on time, and Clayton Riddell, an artist from Maine, is almost bouncing up Boylston Street in Boston. He’s just landed a comic book deal that might finally enable him to support his family by making art instead of teaching it. He’s already picked up a small (but expensive!) gift for his long-suffering wife, and he knows just what he’ll get for his boy Johnny. Why not a little treat for himself? Clay’s feeling good about the future.
That changes in a hurry. The cause of the devastation is a phenomenon that will come to be known as The Pulse, and the delivery method is a cell phone. Everyone’s cell phone. Clay and the few desperate survivors who join him suddenly find themselves in the pitch-black night of civilization’s darkest age, surrounded by chaos, carnage, and a human horde that has been reduced to its basest nature…and then begins to evolve.
There’s really no escaping this nightmare. But for Clay, an arrow points home to Maine, and as he and his fellow refugees make their harrowing journey north they begin to see crude signs confirming their direction: KASHWAK=NO-FO. A promise, perhaps. Or a threat…
There are one hundred and ninety-three million cell phones in the United States alone. Who doesn’t have one? Stephen King’s utterly gripping, gory, and fascinating novel doesn’t just ask the question “Can you hear me now?” It answers it with a vengeance.
Review –
This was my second reading of this book and I chose an audio version this time and I enjoyed the story even more. Campbell Scott, the narrator did a remarkable job with the voices of  the different characters and all of their emotions throughout the story. (a narrator can make or break an audiobook-I know because I have had to return more than one because of a monotone, lack luster narrator)
The hard cover was published in 2006 and the importance and multitude of cell phones, smart phones,etc. have only increased.  The premise seems very doable to me but thank our stars it’s not because our life on this planet would never be the same.
I didn’t know when I started my re-read that the book was being made into a movie to be released early next year starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson and others.  I can’t wait.
Whether or not you’re a fan of Stephen King this is a superb read that is fast-paced, action packed and thought provoking.
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Locked Doors (Adrew Z Thomas/Luther Kite #2) by Blake Crouch

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Published: February 2011     Series: Andrew Z Thomas/Luther Kite

Seven years ago, suspense novelist Andrew Thomas’s life was shattered when he was framed for a series of murders. The killer’s victims were unearthed on Andrew’s lakefront property, and since he was wanted by the FBI, Andrew had no choice but to flee and to create a new identity. Andrew does just that in a cabin tucked away in the remote wilderness near Haines Junction, Yukon. His only link to society is by e-mail, through which he learns that all the people he ever loved are being stalked and murdered. Culminating in the spooky and secluded Outer Banks of North Carolina, the paths of Andrew Thomas, a psychotic named Luther Kite, and a young female detective collide. LOCKED DOORS is a novel of blistering suspense that will scare you to death.

Review –

This story takes up were Desert Places  left off and it is  just as good if not better. It is a novel of terror and there are twists and turns that sneak up on you and keep you on the edge of your seat.  Better read this one with the light on.

All Hallow’s Eve: The One Night It’s Bad To Be Good by Carolyn McCray

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Published        August 28th 2011         by Off Our Meds MultiMedia                      

    (first published August 8th 2011)           

People are being martyred but not for their faith. Instead the deaths are part of a serial killer’s sick game as he chooses his victim by their name… then kills them in that Saint’s grisly manner.

 

Review –

This is another one that took we a while to finish. I enjoyed the storyline and it wasn’t hard to read but it did not hold my attention.

I had a hard time determining if the book was written for adults( the crimes and police involvement) or for young adults (blood,gore and slasher movie type of actions)

It an okay read but I won’t read it again any time soon.