October 7, 2011

Book# 75 of 2011

Patient Zero (Joe Ledger #1) by Jonathan Maberry

From Goodreads.com:

When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance....

My take:

3 out of 5 stars. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it. What really killed it for me was all the science-y stuff about the virus that killed it for me. I'm not a scientific person by nature so when the characters would start talking about the microbiology of it all I tended to tune out until there was action. I honestly don't think that I'll pursue reading the rest of the series.

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