That's why we see cordon sanitaires established in places where a new disease has been identified. As she traces the origin of the pathogen, Peyton begins to believe that there is more to this outbreak—that it may be merely the opening act in a conspiracy with far reaching consequences. This is not a book. I have enjoyed other novels written by A. An interesting take on a common book plot, with secret societies, missing memories, advanced technology, and of course a mysterious disease our main characters are attempting to cure. Family ties, one character come back from the dead with another out of nowhere, and several plot element dead ends make the reading put into this book irritating rather than satisfying. You are really willing to kill millions of people to create a world where no one looks askance at a child with burn scars? And of course, my first priority was to tell a good story that makes folks forget about life for a while.
The book includes computers, hacking, nanotechnology, viruses, genetics, pharmaceuticals, travel to distance word locations, and by the end; piles of dead bodies. But after 70% so abrupt change occur as the change of writer. This book is complex in its development of both plot and characters. Omnipotent narrator, except when it's inconvenient - Look, I'm not a creative writing teacher, nor do or will I write books myself. I found it interesting to see how all over the place other reviews are on this book. I enjoyed the book, the technology, and the pace and will listen to the rest in the series when they become available.
I wouldn't say the back nine of the book is terrible as so many other reviewers do, but I would warn that it strains credulity more than a little. I don't know why writer end this in hurry and abruptly. This book basically recycled the premise and ideas presented in the Atlantis series. Black rats, prairie dogs, chipmunks and squirrels are capable of carrying bubonic plague. Riddle crammed everything but the kitchen sink into his story.
If so, this is the book for you! I want to say that this genre of book world pandemics is not my preferred one, but I found that I enjoy the complexity and believability because much of what is covered in the book is something that could happen; even today. Now, having said that, I feel that I have to tell the painful truth about the rest of the story. Set in a thinly disguised ver of Los Angeles, the mixture is brewed into a thick dark romp. Do you like books without character continuity? What they find in the remote village is beyond their worst fears. Couple that with an ancient organization that believes it is saving the human race and you have a fantastic mystery to solve.
Honestly, the book excels on both fronts. On Ali's first day at school, she stole the heart of Jake Hanley, the cutest boy in the grade! Worst book of the year. But his death threatens to shatter the fragile peace of Gold Coast City. I'm happy to follow a weird plot in a thriller, most tend to stretch believability to near breaking in an effort to build an interesting plot-line. Getting the details as close as fiction would allow was important to me.
But little by little the book moves to high fantasy. An simple five stars for this one that my three year old Granddaughter loved. A long book but the pages flew through the fingers. If a cliffhanger, I will stop reading. What makes the story truly gripping is how true it feels; the research that has gone into this book shows what would happen during an outbreak.
Pandemic is the first book in A. There were some inconsistencies with the disease progression, which might have been explained by the confusing timeline we experience when switching between characters. The last third reads like a pretty good Dan Brown book. But little by little the book moves to high fantasy. Not gonna waste my time.
I really wanted to like this. Within a matter of days, the disease has infected the globe. The novel has an excellent premise with the outbreak of the epidemic as the foil for the complex plot, but somehow it came to a very mediocre and very convoluted resolution. So, I don't mind the cartoon so much. This book is complex in its development of both plot and characters. Everyone thought it was a really cute book. Riddle Q: Okay, I finished Pandemic a few days ago.
I can't recommend this highly enough. I found the patches noticeable, but not enough to prevent someone from listening to the book. There were a few instances where rioting and body counts were mentioned, but often theses seemed to be less emphasized as I would have liked. In America, that would be over 240 million people. I read this at an incredibly leisurely pace, partly because the book was good, but not so excellent that I couldn't put it down.
The characters were all good and I was happy to get to know them. The book is self published, but don't judge the cover or quality of paper. An eighty year old dude is room clearing and shwacking other commandos right and left. But little by little the book moves to high fantasy. While I had a hard time following some of the fighting and keeping track of the a lot of superheroes and what their powers were , the visuals moved the action forward like a film would. The characters were all good and I was happy to get to know them. A zombie who has troubles at schools and goes on a couple of old do you need to be to read it? If you are simply looking to eat only hamburgers, this book is not for you.