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Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
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Patient Zero

by Jonathan Maberry

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Series: Joe Ledger (1)

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"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 ..."--Publisher description.… (more)
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    Joles: Undead creatures that reanimate with a nice bit of real-world science thrown in.
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    magnumpigg: Actually, this is my favorite Zombie book to date. The soldiers here are much more human and not quite as over-the-top heroic as Maberry's.
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    JacobDecker: a continuation of this series.
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    magnumpigg: again, noticed no mention in other recommend lists.
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    magnumpigg: fun zombie read. noticed it was not mentioned in the other recommend lists.
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A real action movie trapped in book form. It has everything. And it’s narrated by Ray Porter, whom I like a lot.
3.5 stars, and recommended for those who need a light, beach read, want near non-stop action, or love zombies of all kinds. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
Zombies in the vein of Mira Grant's Feed etc. More political sci fi than straight horror. Rec for fans of Sandman Slim.
  Vantine | Apr 1, 2020 |
Patient Zero is a number of different stories in one.
A zombie story, a terrorist story and a military/police story.
I enjoyed the first two but not so much the last.
It was fun and intricately plotted. The characters were well developed and many of them likeable. I'm just not much into guns, knife fights and explosions.
It was enjoyable, just not really my thing. If you have an action jones then this may be the book for you! ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
Good book, would be a good movie. ( )
  AnnaHernandez | Oct 17, 2019 |
This seriously had my heart racing at times. I have yet to pick up a zombie apocalypse book that was as anxiety-inducing and plausible as this one. ( )
  CJ82487 | Jul 31, 2019 |
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Anyone who's read Jonathan Maberry's Pine Deep Trilogy, which culminated with last year's BAD MOON RISING, knows that the martial artist-turned-Bram Stoker Award-winning author likes his kill counts in the stratosphere.
added by stephmo | editFangoria (Jan 21, 2009)
 

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Jonathan Maberryprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bennett, JonathanDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grom, RobCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Unhappy the land that is need of heroes. - Bertolt Brecht
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage - Jean Anouilh
Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of St. John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comparison. - Heinrich Heine
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This book is dedicated
to the often unsung
and overlooked heroes
who work in covert operations
and the intelligence communities.
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When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, then there's either something wrong with your skills or something wrong with your world.
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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 who has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new task force 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 bioweapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.
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