The list of 10,000 names was created for maximum devastation. Business leaders, housewives, politicians, celebrities, janitors, children. None of them is aware of what is about to happen--but all will be part of the most frightening brand of warfare the world has ever known.
The germ--an advanced form of the Ebola virus--has been genetically engineered to infect only those people whose DNA matches the codes embedded within it. Those whose DNA is not a match simply catch a cold. But those who are a match experience a far worse fate. Within days, their internal organs liquify.
Death is the only escape.
The release of the virus will usher in a new era of power where countries are left without defense. Where a single person--or millions--could be killed with perfect accuracy and zero collateral damage. Where your own DNA works against you.
The time isn't coming. It is now. Pray the assassins get you first.
Action filled, Germ keeps readers on the edge of their seat.| Posted January 08, 2009
Imagine the Ebola virus spreading like the flu, then add a twist. The virus was programmed to hunt you down and kill you by targeting your DNA. And if not you, then thousands around you.
Robert Liparulo not only imagined this scenario, but entertains us with a fast moving thriller filled with the gruesome details of what such a virus could do in the hands of the wrong people.
The book follows FBI investigator Julia Matheson with the help of Dr. Allen Parker as she traces the virus to itís origin. She must stop this deadly problem before it stops her or worse yet, a terrorist group unleashes it in an attack we could only imagine in our worst nightmares.
If you can get past the gruesome opening chapter, and I hope you do, the book will keep you mesmerized. Action filled, Germ keeps readers on the edge of their seat. Liparulo provides technical details to make the plot believable yet keeps it entertaining. He tosses twists and turns in when you least expect them and keeps the story moving at a fast pace. Strong dialogue rounds out this novel and makes it a keeper.
Contagious| Posted July 10, 2010
I picked this book up at Lifeway for about $3.00 - it was bargain priced - and received about 7 hours of purely thrilling reading. I read the first eighty pages in about an hour, and picked the book up the next day and finished it. The basic plot is a detective trying to track down a bioterrorism suspect - but I don't want to say too much. This book was NEVER boring - at at $3, how could I go wrong?