I loved all the special ops military stuff and Joe Ledger is freaking awesome. The Department of Military Science (DMS) standing in as this version's CTU, from one jawdropping INSANE action sequence to another, an earthshattering impending terrorist attack looming over the horizon, evil middle eastern terrorists and an westerner being the main puppetmaster behind all the schemings... Everything screams to me as 24 (seriously, there was even a mole or two inside the good guys, which was typical 24 element :D ), and as it was one of my most favorite tv show ever, I loved every word of it! Joe, Bunny, and Top respond first on site to put down the threat with minimal losses. I love The Walking Dead (both the comic and the TV show), and I've seen all the Romero movies. And there ain’t no more platypuses on this continent! It was first published in March 2009 by St. Martins Griffin. The zombies is are not supernatural creatures but victims of a deliberately engineered virus which terrorists are testing for use on the populace. ( Log Out /  Critical reception for Patient Zero has been largely positive and the book was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. The story actually is serving up a good slice of entertainment in the the hole that 24 and Jack Bauer no-more has left. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you love the fantasy genre, this is the season for you! It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It's hard for me to be fair to the next book I read after flying through. Actually a bit too well in the page turning thing since more than one night I stayed up too late because I wanted to read just another couple of chapters. And of course, there is a lady, but she is not in distress and knows how to hold her own. It was first published on March 3, 2009 through St. Martin's Griffin and follows a detective that must help prevent the world from being terrorized by a bioweapon that turns humans into zombies.[1]. They learn their ambush at the plant was all a set-up to make them think their new information was legit. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. When I Wear My Mask is a fun and simple book designed to explain Health issues to children in a non-threatening way. Be the first to contribute! Joe has a hunch on an impending attack, a possibility from the intel they’ve found. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the … PATIENT ZERO. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Extended holiday return window till Jan 31, 2021, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. Rudy believes him, and they both spend days trying to find information regarding Church, the DMS, and prion diseases causing zombies to no avail. plus a few others for a bonus. Non-stop action, fantastic hero, and zombies galore. Joe can kill anyone, kick anyone's ass, and his head is full of men's self-help book archetypes. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. They are well written, light, and fun. Well, apparently they are and someone is using a pathogen to induce the condition and use it as a weapon against the general public in the USA. Unable to add item to List. Altogether, a well-written and enjoyable book, with most of the jargon either well-explained or cut out in favor of more accessible language (a not-so-easy task). US cover for Patient Zero - first book in the Joe Ledger series. Joe Ledger is a Baltimore cop who takes his job very seriously. Food shortages. Immerse yourself in this delightful tale about a young flower sprite called Star and her whimsical friends who live in an Enchanted Garden. They interview Linden Brierly, regional director of the secret service, and Robert Howell Lee director of special operations for the FBI/Homeland joint command, to get info on the event and the men they sent to the DMS when Church was first building it up, searching for their traitor. Information is the most important thing they need now. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books), The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon), Meet the Epic and Awesome Authors of Fall's Big Fantasy Novels. A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story, Trash Vortex: How Plastic Pollution Is Choking the World's Oceans (Captured Science History), One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance. I'm not a die hard Zombie fan. Excusing all my derogatory comments about light / beach / vacation reading, I finally get it. And…. His tutor starts to secretly teach Jay survival skills and the codes to get out of the building just in case a day comes when nobody comes to give him food . Please try again. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Well, apparently they are and someone is using a pathogen to induce the condition and use it as a weapon against the general public in the USA. Hundreds of walkers are set loose on the team, communication jammed, explosions kill many of their back-up, Ollie and Skip go missing, and they fight to their last bullet and ounce of energy to stay alive. 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. Love to see how Tv-series plays out. The book opens with Detective Joe Ledger attempting to enjoy a day at Ocean City Beach in Maryland, when he is approached by FBI agents and escorted to an undisclosed location. The Department of Military Science (DMS) standing in as this version's CTU, from one jawdropping INSANE action sequence to another, an earthshattering impending terrorist attack looming over the horizon, evil middle eastern terrorists and an westerner being the main puppetmaster behind all the schemings... Everything screams to me as 2. It took me quite some time but not because of any fault of the book. Marilee Peters is a former librarian who over the years has written about politics, theater, the environment, parenting, farming, and health, among other topics. It was so much more than a "zombie story" and I will definitely continue the series in the future! What were the consequences? It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. https://theledgerfiles.fandom.com/wiki/Patient_Zero?oldid=4097. Church returns to the DMS base called the Hanger in Floyd Bennett Field, and leaves Joe and Grace in charge of the Warehouse in Baltimore. In a dark and distant future, death is obsolete. But zombies aren't real, right? The courageous, trail-blazing defenders against these diseases faced a terrifying personal gamble. They manage to keep a prisoner alive for a short time and get information out of him concerning the terrorist responsible El Mujahid and the disease Seif al Din; they also realize the possibility of creating a cure for something this frightening bringing in trillions of dollars to the research and distribution industry, and wonder if someone there might have a hand in this. After being bitten, human survivor Morgan (Matt Smith) realizes he is asymptomatic and can communicate with the infected, leading the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero … Pirates, plunder, and puzzles combine on the high seas in Blackbeard's origin story. I need to eradicate Dragon factory next. Pure mindblowing awesomeness, that's all I can say. There is plenty of action and the book is well-plotted (if by-the-numbers), but it does have a lot of howlers in it, particularly when protagonist Joe begins to feel patriotic or amorous. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. He is denied windows to the outside world, television and all news. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This is kind of addictive, and the short chapters make reading it very fast and wanting to keep going. Others scream terrible things at him in their frustration. Patient Zero is a fascinating book about deadly epidemics and the search for answers. Ledger is recruited to a secret joint American and British effort to stop them. Going into Patient Zero, I knew it would contain zombies, but it could probably fit just as well under the label of "covert ops" or some such (not that this fantasy nerd knows anything past dragons and magic). Taglines On the surface, "Patient Zero" is a great idea for a book. “Yesterday, we forget—Tomorrow is a memory yet to be written. Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases. The Omnivore's Dilemma: Young Readers Edition. It's a fast-paced, somewhat cartoonish zombie-thriller involving Joe Ledger, the hard-boiled detective who is recruited by the super-super-ultra-secret Department of Military Sciences. Starring Joe Ledger, Maberry’s badass antihero – part Spenser, part Jack Bauer and all superbad — Patient Zero … There's a problem loading this menu right now. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Patient Zero by Tananarive Due Yes you read right! Joe and Top Sims chase him down, but he has infected himself with generation 12 of the strain. Start by marking “Patient Zero (Joe Ledger, #1)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Joe Ledger is a Baltimore Detective who gets recruited by a secret government agency to head up a special task force created to deal with problems that Homeland Security can't handle. Who were the heroes, the villains, and the obstinate deniers who affected the course of each epidemic? Patient Zero is the first novel in the Joe Ledger series written by American author Jonathan Maberry. It's hard for me to be fair to the next book I read after flying through one with such high intensity.

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