Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review - Bio by Reilly Maggin

  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Red Too Press; 1st edition (September 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978767306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978767303

When a Palestinian doctor working in Iraq stumbles across a virulent form of Ebola in a patient, he convinces an Iraqi Prince that they can develop it for jihad attacks against the West.  They experiment and test it on a remote South Pacific island, where it is up to an American NGO clinic's doctor and allies to stop them.

This certainly is timely now with the current epidemic in Central Africa.  It makes it seem even more possible.

The story is engrossing and the characters interesting, if sometimes needing fleshing out.  There is a lot of action when a CIA agent joins the fight, though that seemed to stretch believability a bit.  Definite good guys vs. bad guys here!  And thank goodness - not too much graphic details about Ebola symptoms.

Fast paced and lots of action.


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