Desperate for funding, the CEO of a biotechnology company uses a cruise ship to perform a live test of a new bioweapon. Like many of its passengers, the refurbished Grand Decadence looks fancy on the outside but is broken on the inside. After the engines fail and the toilets stop working, the passengers experience a new level of misery they could not possibly have imagined. Their only hope is Martin Walker, a germaphobic doctor with a troubled marriage who must keep his family safe while battling his worst nightmare.
Thrillers & Suspense
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
*I received a copy of this book for an honest review*
First of all, I had to go take a shower after I finished this book. And scrubbed my skin raw. *shudders* Eeeeeeeeewwww, okay? EW. Totally vivid imagery here, which contributed to the ickiness. So, you know, AWESOME! The characters react in ways that, to me, feel very authentic to their situation, and it didn’t feel forced. Good flow to the story, it was well written and (qu)easy to follow.
The scourge in this book is actually very scary, frightening to think about and imagine happening in real life, and the way it comes about for the story is not all that farfetched, which makes it even more scary!
Now, there’s a bonus element to this book. Something that was just so casually added and NOT made a big deal of, that it actually took me a bit to realize it. There’s a woman doctor. I know, that’s not an unusual thing, but it’s not all that common in this genre of books. Uncommon enough that when I noticed, it made me excited. That may not seem like a big deal, but to me it is, and so it made its way into this review. You’re welcome!
Anyway, back to the story. We get a bit of intrigue and betrayal, and some action in the last half. I really enjoyed this book, and suggest it to any who like biological thrillers. Well, if you can handle it…there some pretty graphic grossness! I’m kind of a wuss, though, and handled it just fine ?
Bob says: 4.5 Platypires!